That is often our idea, — that we must reform somebody else; but if we could bring ourselves to feel that weeding our own garden, and watering our own plants, and fulfilling our own vocation is what God requires of us, how much better it would be for the entire Church of Christ.—Spurgeon

Parenting

in Family & Parenting

How to Pastor Your Family

The Routine of Justin Hyde

pastor family

As a parent of two children, I’m always interested to see the routine of fellow parents. Here’s one that showed up on the Resurgence blog: Justin Hyde, How I Pastor My Family. It has some resemblance to what we do at our house, but after reading it, I realized that I still have some things to work on. This article is particularly relevant to fathers; but I recommend every mother and father to read this and reflect on how you can improve your time with your children. 

in Family & Parenting

Jonathan Edwards & Family Time

A Great Man Who Should Me Imitated In The Home

Jonathan Edwards was one of those great men of God who not only labored intensely for the care of people’s souls, but also had a home life that was exemplary.

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. ” (Heb 13:7)

Jonathan Edwards is certainly a man who’s faith we should imitate. I’ve included here, a section from memoirs of Jonathan Edwards that talks about his home life. Download the PDF in the endnotes section at the bottom of the article.

in Family & Parenting

Mark Driscol on Parenting

Celebrating, Instructing, Correcting & Educating

Mark Driscol’s Series on parenting is very helpful, fun to listen to and jam packed with solid information. He has a series of four sermons that I’ve downloaded. I am providing the links to the files here. So far, I’ve only listened to sermon on Instructing Children and Correcting Children and they are well worth the time to listen to again and again.