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5 Family Financial Priorities

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According to a recent article in the Dallas Morning News, the top financial priority of American families is to simply get caught up on the bills. This is complicated by a record number of Americans completely out of the work force and not actively seeking employment. The new jobs being … Continue reading…

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5 Ways to Gut Check Your Priorities in Life

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Recently, I’ve been having conversations with several young fathers who are gut checking their dad priorities. “Derek, I’m working too many hours and traveling too much. I’m not sure this job is worth losing touch with my family. My kids are growing up so fast, and I’m missing it.” These … Continue reading…

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Self-Improvement vs. Self-Defeat

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There is a major difference between self-improvement and self-defeat. Self-defeat is when we give up when our lives face adversity. Self-improvement is when we seize the opportunity to grow and mature through adversity, making us better men. In my life, from early adulthood to the present, there has been … Continue reading…

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10 Encouragements for Dads with Special Needs Children

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Columnist George Will has written wonderfully about his eldest son, Jon: “Jon Will, the eldest of my four children, will commute today by subway to his job delivering mail and being useful in other ways at the National Institutes of Health. The fact that Jon is striding into a … Continue reading…

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Hurt People, Hurt People

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In the book What’s So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey, he shares a story about a woman named Daisy. She was born into a blue-collar family in Chicago. There were ten kids in the family, and her father barely made enough money for each child to eat. Under the stress, … Continue reading…

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