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Welcome to Father Time Blog. This is a collection of questions and answers that have come during our conferences this past 15 years of travel, preaching and coaching. If you have subjects you would like to have included please email me at: We are committed to praying and seeing your family healthy, growing and full of love.

When Every Day Is Father's Day

“Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:9 MSG Blessing someone is one of the most powerful things a person can do! It mirrors the way that God captured our hearts when were far away from Him. When you bless someone you honor them and when we honor them it breathes new life into our relationships. Remember that all of creation and our very existence was spoken into life by the Father Himself. Don't be fooled, the words we say really matter. This is the first year I've stayed home on Father's Day with my family and my church and haven't been away at a speaking engagement. This was also the first year that I've gotten through to talk to my step-father on Father's Day over the phone. I've tried many times, but this year is the first year I actually...
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What Are You Teaching Your Kids About Love?

This month I've asked my assistant Mary to share with you her experience of sharing God's love with her foster kids. I know you won't be disappointed!  -- Ed   "Either way, Christ's love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life." 2 Corinthians 5:14 When my husband and I agreed to take in 3 boys through the foster care system (ages 5, 6 & 10) from one of the roughest parts of LA, we were looking for an opportunity to share the love God has given us... not necessarily for an opportunity for God's love to control us. For Valentine's Day, I thought I might take the month of February to talk to the kids about God's love. I designed a heart mobile (details below if you'd like to try it with your kids) that hangs...
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Leading Your Family Through Hard Times

We are living in some pretty crazy times, would you agree? All around the world right now, people are suffering through tragedy, wars and devastation. We've had our share of loss in this country too, but it seems lately that some of these sufferings and tragedies have hit a little too close to home.

So how do you respond when hard times hit your family? What do you do when you find yourself discouraged, depressed, defeated or even devastated by the circumstances in your life? I'm not just talking about global social issues here - I'm talking about how you personally maintain your footing when your world is spinning out of control?

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The Father Wound In Our Children

I meet people everyday who are still waiting for healing to come between them and their dads. The wound of the father seems to be a very painful one that many people work through their whole life. Over two thousand years ago the prophet Jeremiah described this same wound he saw in his own culture as well, "Orphans we are, not a father in sight, and our mothers are no better than widows." (Lam.5:3 MSG) Even modern day writers, who years before tried to convince us that dads were not important are now singing a different tune because of the world wide devastation they see in children who don't have a present loving dad in their stories. Jill and I got to see that first hand at a Youth Conference I spoke at in Iowa this past month. During the first session I asked the crowd of young a people this...
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What Dad's Really Want

Father's Day. The one day a year that's all about dad's. Well, not really, because if it was, your family would let dad take the day off and go fishing, or golfing or some other anti-social dad activity, right?!

Mother's Day seems a little easier to navigate than Father's Day, doesn't it? Mom's tend to let you know their expectations for their special day. But dad's? They tend to get pretty elusive on their special day.

I've lived through my share of homemade crafts, 'Greatest Dad in the World' tee-shirts, and the latest in barbecue toys. I still have my Three Stooges tie that my son Lukas bought me after he discovered my love of that show. I remember many times telling my kids I didn't need anything when asked what I might like. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why the most popular Father's Day gifts seem more like jokes than actual gifts your dad might enjoy.

But let me share a little secret with you. Even if your dad has asked for one of those items, or expressed keen delight upon receipt of those items in the past, it's not really what he wants for Father's Day.

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