Boy’s Will Be Boy’s

“Boys will be boys – nothin’ but trouble” is an old saying that was used in a song by the Miami Sound Machine. It makes it sound as if boys will be bad because they are boys. It almost appears that it is bad to be a boy. I wonder what God was thinking in […]

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Kids Acting UP? Relax, It’s Normal

Most of the stuff today’s parents worry about – and let’s face facts…the worrier in question, the worrier supreme, is almost always the mother (not because of some weakness, but simply because she consumes parenting media that, as a rule, generate lots of worry) – is not worth the emotional energy. Left alone, it will […]

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One Way, One Truth, One Life

December 3, 2020 I believe, in its entirety, the account of the life, execution, and resurrection of Christ Jesus, Lord and Savior of all who come to believe in him. To be clear, I believe His grace is freely offered to all, to embrace or reject as each sees fit.I qualify as a paradoxical believer. […]

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Make ‘Em an Offer They Can’t Refuse

Make ‘Em an Offer They Can’t Refuse When I was a child, my most important possession was my bicycle, followed closely by my radio. My bike was how I got around. I rode it to school, friend’s houses, pick-up baseball games, shopping centers, and just about anywhere else my heart desired and my parents would […]

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Are Parents Responsible for the How Their Kids Turn Out?

Are parents responsible for the sort of people their children become? That’s this week’s question, and the answer is no, albeit equivocally. Several parents have recently written me bemoaning the lifestyles their adult children have chosen to lead – lifestyles that feature addictions, criminality, and flagrant irresponsibility. (The operative word in the previous sentence, by […]

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