A Prayer for Today (12-2-13)
Daily Devotion (12-2-13)
Godly Manhood Blog (12-2-13)
Shepherding Souls Blog (12-1-13)
Burning Heart Blog (12-1-13)
Salt & Light Video Links (11-29-13)
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Salt & Light Today (11-27-13)
Daily Devotion (11-27-13)
Recommended Reading (9-16-13)
Shepherding Souls Blog (9-16-13)
A Prayer for Today (9-16-13)
Sermons & Bible Studies (9-16-13)
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Well, DaleTedder.com has been around for two months (Today begins month number three). I’m slowly but surely figuring out how to construct the new website and have been pretty pleased so far with the results. Please check it out when you get a chance. It’s where everything new that I’m adding is going.
Here are some recent updates…
Issachar’s Vigil Blog (August 1, 2013)
Daily Devotionals (August 1, 2013)
Godly Manhood Blog (July 31, 2013)
C.S. Lewis Blog (July 31, 2013)
Sermons & Bible Studies (July 30, 2013)
Spiritual Direction (July 29, 2013)
Burning Heart (July 27, 2013)
Prayer for Today (July 21, 2013)
Biography (July 20, 2013)
Spiritual Life Checkup (July 17, 2013)
Grace and Truth,
Check out what’s new at DaleTedder.com…
Godly Manhood Blog (July 25, 2013)
Permanent Things (July 25, 2013)
C.S. Lewis (July 25, 2013)
Daily Devotionals (July 24, 2013)
Spiritual Direction (July 24, 2013)
Prayer for Today (July 21, 2013)
Biography (July 20, 2013)
Sermons & Bible Studies (July 17, 2013)
Spiritual Life Checkup (July 17, 2013)
Burning Heart (July 10, 2013)
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines counterculture as…
a culture with values and mores that run counter to those of established society
I was always taught that you don’t define a word by using the word in the definition, but what do I know. But there you have it. A counterculture is a culture with values and mores, (customs) that run counter to those of established society.
If that’s our working definition, then I have one question: Can you think of any group or culture more “countercultural” than men pursuing godliness?
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John 8:23-24, 31-32 - But [Jesus] continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.  I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins.”
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Jesus rarely, if ever, beat around the bush. Time was precious to him, so he usually cut straight to the chase. He knew how to get the attention of his hearers. In our Scripture, Jesus shares with those to whom he is speaking (including us) several important facts about them and the world in which they live.
True biblical, God-glorifying faith in Christ has teeth to it. It’s got a practicality to it that demands to be noticed. It’s very unlikely that the early church was so heavily persecuted and martyred simply because they “intellectually believed” or accepted as true the claims of Jesus…and then told others they needed to do the same to go to heaven.
Instead, because they believed Jesus was who he claimed to be, (that he was the Way to be freed from sin, the Lord of Life, the Savior of the World, etc.), and that they loved him for first loving them… they followed him… they obeyed him. Put another way: They put their faith into practice.
It was as their faith in Christ permeated every sphere of their lives that they began to be noticed by the worldlings around them. It was this authentic non-conformity to the world around them that led to their persecution. They refused to be “squeezed into the mold” of this world.
If we would be people of the truth, we must first be Christ’s disciples. If we would be his disciples, we must believe in him, believe (i.e., trust) him, and obey him. Nothing less is worthy of the One who is the true Lord and King of the universe – which includes this world. The “Pretenders to the Throne” notwithstanding, (their reign, after all, is temporary), our allegiance must be to Christ alone. And that allegiance has a shape to it. It is not mere intellectual ascent of a few doctrinal propositions (though it absolutely contains an element of that). It is not simply a warm-fuzzy feeling in the pit of your stomach. It is far more. Allegiance to Christ is incarnational. It has skin on it. If we would be his, we must submit to his Lordship – his absolute authority – by obeying him in every sphere of our lives. Only then can we claim to be his disciples.
Posted in Covenant Home, Dale Tedder, Discipleship, Generational Vision, Leadership, Legacy, Pastoral Ministry, Pastoral Theology, Shepherding, tagged Covenant Home, Dale Tedder, Discipleship, Generational Vision, Leadership, Legacy, Pastoral Ministry, Pastoral Theology, Shepherding on March 4, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
I think I used to always read this passage through the lens of evangelism. And to be sure, there are implications for that in these verses. However, it occurred to me that what led our Lord to make a plea for “workers” was the noticeable need for shepherds over the harassed and helpless flock of God. The text says that the flock was in such poor condition, that it was as though it didn’t even have a shepherd at all.
And so Jesus makes the point that the need is great, but that the workers – those who would be shepherds – are few. He then declares to his hearers that they (we) should ask the Lord to send such workers into these very fields that are in such desperate condition.
God’s flock is in need of faithful shepherds today as well. There are many families without a faithful shepherd in the home. Churches often have greater needs than the one “professional shepherd” on staff can respond to. The wayward, helpless flock of God is in dire need of faithful shepherds who will lead and guide her, nurture and feed her, defend and guard her, admonish and instruct her – love her to the point of pouring his life into her – even to the point of losing his life for her.
The need is clear. So why aren’t there countless shepherds standing in line to care for God’s flock?
One reason can be found in these words of Gideon,
“How can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family” (Judges 6:15).
Whether false humility (cowardice) or real, many flee responsibility before God because they do not feel that they are “up to it.” But since when has God been counting on unaided man to do his bidding? His answer now is the same as it was to Gideon, “I will be with you” (Judges 6:16).
This reminds us of Paul’s words to the church at Corinth regarding God’s use of the weak and foolish things of this world to confound and humble the “strong and wise.” God uses us, but he isn’t “dependent” on us. There’s an important distinction here. And that’s one reason the shepherds are few.
Perhaps another reason is the sacrificial nature that is required to be a shepherd. It’s not a romantic or glamorous post in God’s Kingdom. For those seeking their own end, however, it has often been used as a vehicle for their own name’s sake.
To such Peter says,
1 Peter 5:2-3 – Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers–not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve;  not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
For those who would use their position of shepherd as a stepping-stone to their own power, fame, and wealth, Peter’s words must come as quite a shock. He reminds us that shepherds have been entrusted, by God, to care for his tender lambs. And their watch over them must come from the heart – from a genuine willingness to serve them. It isn’t a means to personal fortune. It ought not be drudgery. If certainly should not be a means by which power and control are sought after. It is sacrificial – my life for yours – your life for theirs.
To be an example to the flock is to be always “on duty.” It is to always be intentional in your thoughts, words and deeds. It is thinking, speaking, and doing rightly – Christianly – and then caring for the flock accordingly. This isn’t easy. It is a dying to self. But unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it cannot produce many seeds (John 12:24-26).
And that’s what we’re shooting for – many seeds – fruit that is good, lasting, and abundant (John 15). Our Lord has told us that the need is great. We needn’t look any further than our own family, church, friends – all of our spheres of influence. The harvest is plentiful, but the shepherds are few. Won’t you be a shepherd for God?
1 Samuel 16:7 - But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
This really is a key theme of Scripture. God always seems to pick the least likely candidates (by the world’s standards) to serve him – to even do great things for him. He does this because the truth is… it’s God who is the One who actually does the great things. Surely he chooses such weak and fragile vessels precisely to make that very point. He’s not interested in sharing his glory with another. He deserves it all.
When will I let this point sink deep into my heart, soul, and mind when selecting leaders to serve? Indeed, was this not how I, the least of the least, was chosen to serve? I cannot read the hearts of others, but I can prayerfully discern their fruit.
Gracious Lord, give me eyes to see what you see and help me trust even more that you are the One who will bring forth the results. In Christ I pray, Amen.
Joy and Truth,
Posted in Change, Choose This Day, Coaching, Dale Tedder, Discipline, Key Ideas, Personal Development, Priorities, Redeeming the Time, Renovate Your Life, Sanctification, tagged Change, Choice, Choices, Choose, Choose This Day, Daily, Dale Tedder, Darren Hardy, Development, Discipline, Habits, Idea, Ideas, John Maxwell, Key, Key Idea, Matters, Personal, Priorities, Sanctification, The Compound Effect, Today, Today Matters on December 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I wrote the following post last year, but as I find myself reading Maxwell’s book again, I thought I would share this again. I mentioned yesterday that I was planning on having my two oldest children (15 and 13) read this book. Maxwell was once asked which of his books he would recommend for younger students and this was his top choice (if memory serves). At any rate, the fact that I find myself reading it year after year around New Year’s speaks volumes to me. I really have found it to be a “go to” resource.
By the way, I also just started reading The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, which hits on similar themes, but is by no means the same book as Maxwell’s. I hope to soon share some key ideas that I learn from that book soon.
Hope you find it helpful,
Key Ideas from Chapter 1 of John Maxwell’s Today Matters
Everything underneath my signature below comes directly from Chapter 1 of Maxwell’s book, Today Matters. I read it seven years ago and picked it up again last week and started reading it.
It’s a powerful book that emphasizes the importance of making and then managing daily choices. I have said often that the hardest part about life or about parenting is that it’s so daily. It’s that daily faithfulness and consistency and intentionality and discipline that enables us to make incremental, yet positive changes in our lives. Conversely, it’s the lack of faithfulness, consistency, intentionality, and discipline that moves us, ever so slowly, in the wrong direction in our lives.
Maxwell’s book does an excellent job of highlighting the various spheres of life and shows us how we can add value in our own lives and in the lives of others in those spheres. It’s not a hard read at all. In fact, it takes no time to read through a chapter. However, don’t be tempted to “read for speed.” Take your time and ponder the ideas that he shares (and the great illustrations and examples).
I don’t want to twist Joshua’s words at the end of the biblical book that bears his name, but there is a real sense in which we must “choose this day” whom or what we will serve. And while Joshua was declaring that he and his household would serve (worship, obey, follow) the one true God, I think we can certainly say that each day are we called to wake up and “choose this day” what road we will walk down. And then, the next day, we have to wake up and choose yet again… and then do it. We must be purposeful and intentional. We can’t just go with the flow. We can’t just let others decide who we will be and what we will do. We must live our own lives and that living begins with intentional choices.
Enjoy the following key ideas from Maxwell. They are worth thinking about.
Grace and Truth,
The way you live today impacts your tomorrow.
The problem is that we want the rewards of success without paying the price.
“You don’t win an Olympic gold medal with a few weeks of intensive training,” says Godin. “There’s no such thing as an overnight opera sensation. Great law firms or design companies don’t spring p overnight… Every great company, every great brand, and every great career has been built in exactly the same way bit by bit, step by step, little by little.”
The truth is that people who do nothing more than wait for an opportunity won’t be ready to capitalize on one if it does appear. As basketball legend John Wooden says,” When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.” And for those who receive their wish – of a promotion, start-up money or anything else – it rarely changes anything in the long term if they haven’t already done all the groundwork to be successful.
…real, sustainable change doesn’t happen in a moment. It’s a process.
Growth comes from making decisions and following through on them.
People create success in their lives by focusing on today. It may sound trite, but today is the only time you have. It’s too late for yesterday. And you can’t depend on tomorrow. That’s why today matters.
“Yesterday Ended Last Night.” …no matter how badly I might have failed in the past, it’s done, and today is a new day.
Hoping for a good future without investing in today is like a farmer waiting for a crop without ever planting any seed.
Benjamin Franklin asserted, time is “the stuff life is made of.” Today is the only time we have within our grasp, yet many people let it slip through their fingers. They recognize neither today’s value nor its potential.
If we want to do something with our lives, then we must focus on today. That’s where tomorrow’s success lies.
Here’s the missing piece: The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.
It all comes down on what you do today. When I talk about your daily “agenda,” I don’t mean your to-do list. …I’m focusing on something bigger. I want you to embrace what may be a whole new approach to life.
Make the Decision Once… Then Manage It Daily
If you make decisions in those key areas once and for all – and then manage those decisions daily – you can create the kind of tomorrow you desire. Successful people make right decisions early and manage those decisions daily.
Benjamin Franklin rightly observed, “One today is worth two tomorrows what I am to be, I am now becoming.”
I went to see The Hobbit with my three sons earlier this week. Loved it and want to see it a second time. And yet, I’m not sure it moved me as much as any of the movies from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. As corny as this sounds (and I know it does) I had spiritual experiences watching those three movies. Listening to lectures by Peter Kreeft on The Lord of the Rings even enhanced those experiences. I have since watched those movies multiple times.
I think one of the reasons I was able to enjoy them so much is because I’m not a purist when it comes to Tolkien. I had never read the books prior to watching the movies. The three Chronicles of Narnia movies, on the other hand, were much more of a let down for me, perhaps because I had read those books on numerous occasions.
I had not read The Hobbit prior to seeing the movie (my boys and I started to do so… but sort of fell out of the groove). All I knew about The Hobbit was that Gandalf, Bilbo, and dwarves were in it. I really didn’t know much of the plot… and still don’t know much about what awaits in the second two parts of the story. Maybe that’s why I was able to enjoy it as much as I did. I do hope the next two parts will be moving in the way in which I experienced The Lord of the Rings. I hope that’s not an unfair expectation.
At any rate, there’s been much written in the last week or two on Tolkien, The Hobbit, etc. Here are a few articles, etc., that I thought were worth passing along to you.
I have a new blog. I write that with the full knowledge that I have a really, really bad track-record with trying to balance two blogs at once. Yet, here I go again. This blog, Pursuing Godly Manhood, represents the “practice of ministry side” of my life’s calling. The Issachar Report is also ministry-related, but in a different way, as the following description will help explain.
I would love for you to check it out when you get the chance. Here’s a little about it…
Our Mission Field
If you were called to serve as a missionary in a foreign land, you would no doubt seek to learn as much as possible about that land and its inhabitants. You would want to learn how to speak the language of the people as well as discover their customs, beliefs, etc., so that you could get to know them and communicate effectively with them. How else would you be able to meet their eternal and temporal needs?
In our world today, what is true about ministering in a foreign land is equally as true in our own. As countless theologians, apologists, missiologists, and evangelists have pointed out, if we desire to effectively reach our culture (our very diverse culture) for Christ, we must know the language, customs, beliefs, etc., of the people we’re around everyday.
Yet, we know that behind people’s perceived temporal needs there lurk real and eternal needs that only the Lord Jesus Christ can meet. Irrelevance is not a mark of faithfulness or a virtue to celebrate. I don’t believe that knowing where folks are coming from spiritually, philosophically, psychologically, emotionally, etc., is necessarily accommodation and compromise. Building relationships, meeting needs, and giving answers that never include the Lord Jesus Christ and his gospel emphatically is accommodation and compromise. It was the Apostle Paul who said that he had become all things to all people that he might win some to Christ (1 Corinthians 9:22). We can be certain that he was able to do so without sinning and selling out. Should we not seek to follow in his footsteps?
Who or What is Issachar?
Issachar was one of Jacob’s sons whose descendents grew to become one of Israel’s twelve tribes. By the time of King David, we are told in 1 Chronicles 12:32, that the men of Issachar were distinguished by knowing or understanding the times in which they lived and were able to advise Israel accordingly. It was the Lord Jesus who castigated the religious leaders of his day for being able to predict the weather but not being able to interpret the signs of the times (Matthew 16:1-3). I believe that God calls Christians today to know the times in which they live so that they might provide a faithful witness for Christ and his Kingdom in our own day.
The goal of The Issachar Report is to help folks view the temporal world in which they live with and through the light of God’s eternal perspective. Whether the focus is theology, worldviews, ethics, culture, peace, justice, economics, etc., my desire is to provide you with some of the most biblically faithful, culturally relevant and practically useful insights and information available to help equip you to better represent the Lord Jesus Christ as well as to bear a more faithful witness in your own personal mission field to which you have been called to serve.
Of course, if you don’t know the basic truths of the Christian faith, then spending all of your time learning about your mission field is a bit like putting the cart before the horse. In fact, if you don’t know what you believe and why you believe it, it’s much more likely that the you will be more influenced by the mission field than the other way around. So please keep first things first!
Jesus Christ is the Lord over every mission field and we want to communicate that touchstone truth to every man, woman and child in a way that is true, significant and attractive. We can’t save people ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t bear witness to our Lord as lovingly, clearly, and faithfully as possible.
Like the men of Issachar, we need to know the times in which we live and effectively, humbly, and respectfully give an answer to everyone who asks us about the hope that we have in this world… and in the world to come.
My hope is that The Issachar Report will help you toward that end.
Grace and Truth,
Posted in Dale Tedder, Husbands, Manhood, Marriage, Men, Men Stuff, Men's Issues, Pursuing Godly Manhood, Southside UMC, Wives, tagged Emerson Eggerichs, Husbands, Love and Respect, Marriage, Southside United Methodist Church, Wives on December 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Two subtitles of the book shed a little light on the title. One is, “The Love She Most Desires.” The other is, “The Respect He Desperately Needs.” The touchstone text for this book is found in Ephesians 5. There the Apostle Paul writes…
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (Ephesians 5:25-33)
Suzanne and I are still hammering out some of the details of how we’re going to teach this class. However, what we can say right now is that after the first session (where everyone will be together), we’re going to break the class into the two groups – husbands and wives. Knowing that not all couples will be able to attend this class together due to volunteer issues, work issues, etc., we wanted to make sure that those obstacles wouldn’t hinder a husband or wife from still attending on their own.
I feel compelled to add that nothing I do as a pastor makes me feel as hypocritical as leading a class on marriage. I’m working hard in this area, but I want everyone to know that this is very much a “do as I say, and not as I do” sort of thing. For this study I promise to do my best… to study hard, teach the book, lead the discussion, and try to add value in as many ways as possible. But in no way should I be looked at as an expert who has got it all figured out and who is executing the plan with perfect precision!!! Now, Suzanne on the other hand, is a well-oiled marriage-machine who is really going to bless the women.
So, as it stands right now, we’re going to start this study with an Introduction on Wednesday evening, January 9th, right after our fellowship dinner (which I hope you can also attend). We will meet that evening in the Family Life Center here at Southside.
Also, please let me know if you’re planning on being a part of this class so that we can prepare as well as possible.
Suzanne and I are very excited about leading this new study. Pray for us over the next few weeks as we prepare and iron out the remaining details. I think it’s going to be a great time of growing more and more as the husbands and wives that God has called us to be.
Posted in Boys, Dale Tedder, Discipleship, Fatherhood, Leadership, Legacy, Manhood, Manliness, Mentoring, Pursuing Godly Manhood, Sons, tagged Boys, Dale Tedder, Discipleship, Fatherhood, Maculinity, Manhood, Manliness, Pursuing Godly Manhood, Sons on November 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
What is a man?
When does a boy become a man?
Questions like these are important to ask and even more important to answer well. And, of course, as a Christian I want to answer those questions biblically.
In about five days my oldest son will turn 13 years old. (I will have two teenagers in the house. I give thanks to God that I have such a wise, godly, mature, and hilarious daughter who has helped my wife and me ease into parenting teenagers.) I know there’s nothing inherently magical about the age of 13, but it does seem like a fitting time for a boy to start thinking about manhood… what it means to be a man. It is also crucial, I think, that he begins to be treated in such a way… greater responsibilities, decision-making opportunities, etc. (all under the careful direction of his parents). Those in the Jewish tradition certainly have found a wonderful way to highlight this time in a boy’s life.
Of course, parents shouldn’t wait until their son turns 13 to begin this process. Hopefully, “manhood training” begins at birth. My wife and I have certainly done our best to talk to our boys, in age-appropriate ways, about what it means to be a godly man. Yet, beginning on our sons’ thirteenth birthdays, there will be greater focus and intentionality on helping our sons navigate this time in their lives. I get to put my money where my mouth is in less than a week.
This is all still a work in progress, however, I have been thinking a great deal about how my oldest son and I might spend our time together. (There are some helpful books on raising sons and helping them move their way toward becoming godly young men. I’ll mention them at the end of this post.) Robert Lewis of Men’s Fraternity wrote an outstanding book entitled, Raising A Modern-Day Knight. In that book he makes much of the idea of marking vital times in your sons’ lives with various kinds of ceremony. For the age of 13 he suggests taking your son out to dinner (spend some money on it… not fast food). The purpose of this meal is to mark in your son’s heart and mind the reality that he’s moving toward manhood and will be treated accordingly. This time together can be an opportunity to share stories of your own childhood and journey toward manhood. It can also include hopes and dreams and actual plans for how the two of you will spend the next five years together before he turns 18.
My goal is to spend one morning a week intentionally discipling my son, (away from our home), working through the Bible as well as other helpful books on the subject of godly manhood. It will be a time of checking in with him, praying with and for him, seeing how’s he’s doing, focusing on particular issues in his life, etc. But most of all it will be a time for continuing to build and maintain a close relationship with him. Following our time of focused discipling, we’ll go and grab a bite to eat together and just chat about whatever may come to mind.
Beyond this set-apart intentional time of discipleship, my wife and I want to emphasize to our son that he will have greater responsibility in his life, which we hope to follow through with and give him. Yet there will also be greater privileges as well, which we’re still working out. More to come on all of this later. I’m also checking into how he and I might spend more time together away from home… whether it’s traveling together, attending conferences, outdoor activities, or other types of adventures.
My point in sharing all of this is not to show you that I’ve got it all figured out. I’m quite certain you’ve realized that I don’t. As I said, all of this is in process and I’m sure there will be many failed efforts. My purpose is not to present to you a finished and polished product. Instead, I want to emphasize that we must be intentional in pointing our sons to manhood. The world is only too happy to tell your son what it means to be a man. The video I shared last week by Mark Driscoll makes that point all too well (Make sure to watch it if you haven’t already.). As many others have said well, it’s a dangerous time to be a boy. The culture is certainly not invested in helping your son move in a God-glorifying direction.
A former mentor of mine used to say often that ”the world will define you by default; the Word will define you only by discipline.” The same is true with regards to your son becoming a godly man. It will not happen by accident or by wishful thinking. It will come only by grace, faith, prayer, and lots of intentionality (not to mention persevering through it all).
I’ll do my best to check in with you and share updates of how it’s going… what’s working and what’s not. I covet your prayers as I begin this journey with my son. I desire even more that you will pray for him so that he will indeed become the godly young man God wants him to be.
Below are a few books that I have found helpful… including some that I am planning on reading through and discussing with my sons.
Grace and Truth,
There are many other good ones that I’ll include soon.