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The #1 Parenting Passage in the Bible

Today's devotional is adapted from my brand-new book, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family. Notice the title of the book. These are gospel principles. Just because I'm applying it to parenting doesn't mean it only has relevance for moms and dads, but for every situation, location, and relationship in the Christian life. If I were to ask you what the best, most practical, most helpful parenting passage in all the Bible was, what would... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Are You A Confused Parent?

Today's devotional is adapted from my brand-new book, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family. If you're struggling, frustrated, and feeling overwhelmed as a parent, it may be because you're a confused parent. I have found in my own life, and in the lives of those I have counseled, that many moms and dads confuse God's will for parenting with their own will. It's seldom expressed and often unconscious, but it operates nonetheless and has a... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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The Biggest Thing Christian Parents Forget

Today's devotional is adapted from my brand-new book, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family. Notice the title of the book. This is a gospel principle. Just because I'm applying it to parenting doesn't mean it only has relevance for parents. This principle - mercy - has implications for every situation, location, and relationship in the Christian life. So let's begin! One of the biggest errors Christian parents make is to forget.... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Why Even Bother?

Have you ever been so frustrated, so angry, so hurt, so depressed, or so exhausted that you just threw your hands up and said, "Why should I even bother?" Here are a few experiences that have provoked this emotion within me: Corrupt political or corporate leaders who abuse their power for personal gain Hostility from a neighbor towards my family despite our attempts to shower them with kindness and hospitality Immoral and perverted tendencies of our culture that are... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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You Make Me Wanna Shout

When was the last time you shouted? Was it for joy? Were you in pain? Was it out of anger or frustration? Did something startle you? Were you trying to get someone's attention? A while back, my son and I were fortunate enough to get tickets to an NBA playoff game. I had never before experienced an environment like that game, and I don't think I've experienced anything like it since. From the moment we walked into the arena to the final buzzer, it seemed like twenty thousand... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Back To School

It's that time of year again. College students are settling into their dorms, high schoolers are finishing up their summer reading, moms and dads are making lunches and stuffing backpacks, and stores are marketing their newest "back to school" items. I have long since graduated school and so have my children, but every August and September, God uses this season to remind me of an extremely important spiritual question: Am I approaching life as a student? For followers of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Do You Actually Need It?

When was the last time you said aloud, or at least thought to yourself, "I need that [fill in the blank] in my life..."? Perhaps, for you, it would mean living in a certain location. Maybe it's a specific job that you've always dreamed of, or a certain salary figure. Maybe it's a relationship or status to pursue - to be a spouse, a parent, a grandparent, a CEO, an elected politician, a senior pastor, or whatever. The word 'need' is one of the most inaccurate... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Feeling Stuck?

We spend a lot of our lives stuck ... at least, we feel as if we're stuck. We drive to work and get stuck in traffic. We finally arrive, only to remember that we're stuck in a frustrating job. We bump into someone at church and get stuck in conversation. Maybe because the church we've joined is stuck in controversy. Maybe we're stuck with an underperforming mutual fund. Or stuck with a body that just can't stay healthy. Or stuck with extended family members who... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Run and Hide

Humanity loves to celebrate acts of valor. Each year, dozens of books are written and dozens of movies are scripted to shine the spotlight on a hero who stood courageously in the face of danger. When everyone else ran and hid, one warrior defied evil, saved the day, and gave hope to the world! Why are these storylines so popular? One reason may be that, deep down, we all want to be the hero that we know we aren't capable of being. No matter how tough or strong we think we are, we run... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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Worth The Wait

When was the last time you felt like giving up in the middle of something difficult? A week ago, I shared that many of us feel overwhelmed before even starting something challenging. When we sense God's call, we typically measure the size of the task ahead, and we measure our previous track record. Many times, though, we forget to calculate that God will accompany us wherever he sends us, so we inaccurately measure our full potential. But what about after we've taken that first... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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