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Growing Generational Wealth

It’s hard to create a legacy without wealth. And by wealth, I mean valuable assets: real estate, investments, intellectual property, etc. A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous. Proverbs 13:22 You want to be a good man. You want to leave an […]

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Where There are no Children, the House is Clean

Your life would be squeaky clean and far less complicated without kids. You could relax more. Buy some nicer furniture. Go out on more dates with your spouse. Have the weekends all to yourself. Drive a vehicle other than a minivan. Sometimes, we are tempted to think like this. Perhaps we are stressed or our […]

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Write Things Down in a Commonplace Book

Keep a commonplace book of things you want to remember. You will wish you had written it down. What is “it”? Everything that makes you go “hmmm.” Anything that strikes you as important. From books you read, podcasts you listen to, conversations you have with friends. Anything. You can use cheap notebooks. You can use […]

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Just Show Up

I scooped ice cream when I was in college. For almost two years. The customers taught me valuable lessons in customer service and the free ice cream taught me that I would never grow sick of ice cream. The most important thing I learned at this job, however, was the power of showing up. After […]

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The Real Blessing of Adult Sons

Psalm 127:3-5 is oft-quoted when talking about children. Behold, children are a gift of the Lord,The fruit of the womb is a reward.Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,So are the children of one’s youth.How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; But the last half of verse five is rarely […]

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The Legacy of Jonadab

In Jeremiah 35, we learn of the Rechabites. Jeremiah offers them some wine, and they say: We will drink no wine, for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, ‘You shall not drink wine, neither you nor your sons forever. You shall not build a house; you shall not sow seed; you shall not plant […]

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Write Letters to Your Children

You should write letters to your children and you should start doing it now. Even if they haven’t been born yet. Even if they can’t read. Even if you don’t give the letter to them yet. How often do you get a hand-written letter in the mail? When you do, is it memorable? You would […]

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7 Ways to Give Your Household a Mission

Your household needs a mission, and you, as the father, need to provide it. Households were meant to be productive. Not just places of rest and entertainment. When we took out productive purposes of households, we took away the heart of the most valuable institution in civilization. The men went to the factories, the children […]

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Winston Churchill’s Father was Disappointed in Him

Randolph Churchill almost never gave his son Winston any attention. While Winston was at school, Lord Randolph gave a speech less than two miles away…and didn’t stop in for a visit. Winston wrote to his parents seventy-six times from 1885 to 1892, and they only wrote to him six times. Their letters were mostly negative. […]

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Fathers are the Foundation of Everything

The title of this might seem presumptuous. What do I mean by it? God, the eternal Father, created the world. In that sense, a Father is literally the foundation of everything. His words became flesh and his poetry is the basis of all reality. And every family on heaven and on earth is named after […]

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