The Spotlight: On Perfectionism, Grumbling and Fatherhood

Hi Dear Readers,

I hope you enjoyed the three posts I shared with you last week!  If you missed them, you can click on the category The Spotlight, to read them all.

This week’s posts are not all that related, but I loved the way they were very challenging and also very inspiring at the same time!  They talk about real practical issues about our personal and spiritual lives and our approach to parenting too.  What is common to all of them is the need to be honest with ourselves, when we are wrong, when we are being spiritually lazy, and when we are losing sight on what is most important!  We don’t have to despair that it is beyond our control, but must seize the opportunity to make a change today, and do something about the problem, whatever it is!

Please read and be blessed, and be kind to share and drop a comment for the authours!

1. ADMIT IT by Mimi

In my very short life packed with rich experiences, one thing that has stood out is my inability to admit wrong. I’m no huge fan of the whole feelings thingy, hence my inability to actually admit wrong or most feelings for that matter. I see feelings as excuses people give to avoid facing reality. That is not to say that feelings aren’t sometimes real, but for how far I’ve come as a person, I’ve realized it’s all a function of the mind…

Tags: #grow, #mistakes, #past

2. T-I-M-B-E-R!!! by Kim

Before writing this, I just mowed and trimmed the yard. Instead of a “rider” we have a push mower, (well, alright, gas powered, not the kind your great-grandfather used, which was the REAL push mower). And I was having issues with my trimmer, (okay, it’s also gas powered, not the hand clippers I used as a kid…) And it was Missouri-summer HOT and HUMID!

Whine, whine, whine…

Tags: #Christian, #christian encouragement, #courage, #deliverance, #God, #hard work, #Hebrew tribes, #honesty, #Lord, #no whining, #Old Testament Stories, #sin, #spiritual warfare, #whining


Fatherhood is not for wimps.  It is a tough job, with a huge upside, but littered with pitfalls. One piece of advice that I would give to young fathers don’t work so hard that you forget to be there for your children.  We as fathers get sucked into the rat race mindset. The trap is so subtle.  It draws you in rather quickly. It   convinces you that providing for your family is all that matters.  Beware of what I call the Cat’s in the Cradle Syndrome…

Tags: #fatherhood, #parenting, #raising kid, #children, #modelling

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