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The Gift of a Godly Grandfather

By Karen O’Connor   One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts (Psalm 145:4).   I remember as a child standing outside my grandfather’s bedroom door (he lived with my family at the time) watching him read from an old black book. “What’re you reading?” I asked one day, feeling […]

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For Men Only

By Tyler Edwards    There is a difference between being male and being a man. As a minister I have watched many males neglect their roles as godly men—in the church, with their wives, and with their kids. I’ve observed households where women act like men and men act like women. Whatever happened to the […]


A Righteous Man

by Alan Dowd It’s odd that the Bible doesn’t tell us much about Joseph, the husband of Mary. After all, Jesus spent many—perhaps most—of his formative years with Joseph. In a patriarchal, male-dominated society like that of first-century Judea, we might expect more detail on this fill-in father figure. But the Joseph of the Gospels […]

No perfect fathers

The Editor’s Desk by Shawn McMullen My dad was a great man—an ideal father in my eyes. But he wasn’t perfect, and he knew it. He loved his family deeply but always felt he could do better by them. I feel the same about my role as father to our three daughters. In fact, I […]