Forgiving Our Fathers

Father’s Day has a way of bursting through any barriers around my heart and releasing my feelings to splash all over the page before me. A gift of a tear or two to cleanse the soul–or at least, my soul …. There are a million things we never had the chance...

Audio: Answer Questions with Questions (like Jesus)

Kids are curious. They love to learn — especially from you, dad. And the teaching method that Jesus used still works today. For more, listen to this “audio article” from Jay Payleitner, adapted from his book, 52 Things Kids Need from their Dad.   Jay...

The Lion Outside My Door

The sun shone brightly through the windows as my kids played together all throughout our home.  As I walked into the living room, I noticed the front door had been left open, presumably by one of the kids. With a tinge of frustration I walked over to the door to close...

A Challenge to Urban Churches

The church has been a dynamic support to the African American community, but I believe it can do better. With churches on seemingly every corner in some communities, they have been successful at delivering services and support to African American women and children....