Hey dads! As we approach this Father’s Day I am asking a question about you. Are you leading your house or just selling ice cream to the family? At this point you are asking if I have lost it. But this is all tied together by a quote that I recently saw…
This blog post first appeared on the Teach Them Diligently website on May 30th. If you get a chance, head over to the site and and learn about the homeschooling movement!
When it comes to teaching your children, when is it enough? They are not like a recipe that you can have exact quantities to measure out. They are not something that you can sample along the way Continue reading →
Hope that things are going well with you today guys! It is that time of year when many of us may be attempting a garden to help alleviate some food expenses. However, there is always that one thing that also comes with gardens and the joys of growing plants, the weeds! Weeds are those undesirable plants that come into our established domain and start to suck up water, choke out, or bring in other destructive bugs to our wanted plants. Continue reading →
There are times when your kids will start asking questions. They turn into rapid fire machines it would seem and are able to ask questions faster than you can answer. They will start humming or making noises that will somehow find just the right wavelength to become the most irritating noise in the world.
“When I get the time son…” or “Let’s go guys…I don’t have a lot of time…” or “I got a time schedule going here, let’s move it…” Are these the phrases that your kids hear from you? Dad are the kids constantly fighting for your time, are you are fighting for your time and your wife is fighting for your time? We fight and struggle to get it all done and only leave a few seconds of time for God. Let’s talk about time.
Dads, I have a rather poignant question for you today. “What are you teaching your kids?” Now your first thought may be “Whoa, Steve, I support my wife in homeschooling anyway I can. But when it comes to teaching, that is all her!” This is what I would call the typical answer from most men when it comes to homeschooling. But when you do that, what are you teaching? *BAMM* Gotcha! Now don’t get mad and quit reading, work with me here.
Men, do you know your power? I am talking about influential power, not physical. We as adults have a great ability to influence those around us, especially our kids!
I have kids that at times can get on my last nerve when I ask them to do something around the house. I will stop and look at my oldest son and clearly state the objective that I need accomplished. I will then turn and go back to my task that I am working on. Continue reading →
“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” That is a famous quote that most of us have heard over the years. It comes from the the great Greek philosopher Plato. Today as I look around, I see commercials, magazines, books and television shows that attempt to tell our young girls what it means to be beautiful. You should wear this dress, shirt, shoes, or walk a certain way or even wear a particular perfume. But let me give you another option to all of this dad. Continue reading →
Dad, when you survey your surroundings within your domain, are you a king or commoner? The difference between the two is vast yet so very short at the same time. To be a king one must have subjects who are loyal to him, listen and willing obey his laws, and will fight for him at a moments notice. Yet the commoner is just that, common, unknown, and has no title. So dad, which are you? Continue reading →
Question for you men : “What is more important to you? The Blessing or the Blessor? Many times in life we ask for blessings to be bestowed up on us with our life, kids, family, home life, jobs and all sorts of things. When we are given that blessing, do we stop and remember to thank the blessor? What would happen to you if the blessor took back the blessing? Or even better, what if the blessor asked you to sacrifice or destroy the blessing? Continue reading →
Hey dads, what do you do to “Get Set”? Well I guess it would depend on what exactly you were going to do, would it not? I mean if you were getting ready to go snow ski, I don’t think you would get the sun tan lotion out and put on a swim suit and head out to the pool. But where I live in Georgia, the weather changes so quickly, you might be able to do just that! We have talked about getting on your mark, now, let’s get set! Continue reading →