Entries by The Holler

The Thanks List

by Randy Clay. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  St. Paul’s words in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV). Paul, are you serious?  Give thanks in ALL circumstances?  There isn’t a circumstance that gets a pass?  I wish he had said ‘some’ or ‘most – or even […]

The Code of the West

by Terry Bartlow. “What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.” Proverbs 19:22  When Daniel Hackett heard Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, and John Henry speak the “Code of the West” then saw them model it in the movie Tall Tale, he bore witness to an extremely valuable and fundamental […]

Words Have Power

by Kirk Hayes. “Son, I love you and am so proud of you.” It’s easy to see the power of those words. Perhaps you heard them from your father. If not, I pray you have said them to your own son (or daughter). This is basically what the Father said to Jesus at his baptism: […]

How to Teach Your Children Generosity

by Kristopher Hatchell. “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverb 11:25 So, as I sit here in front of this blank white page I wonder what I might be able to share with you, my fellow fathers.  I fear that what might continue as black letters, forming into words […]

Old School Technique that Gets Sons to Work

II Thessalonians 3:10 “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” Prov. 14:23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty II Thessalonians 3:8 we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. My dad, Richard F. “Rick” […]

A Father’s Guide to the Birds and the Bees

by Brackin Kirkland. “It (wisdom) will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words,” Proverb 2:16 From a Father of Five Boys As a father of 5 boys, I am painfully aware of my need to teach each one of them about purity and chastity. Personally, I struggled with these […]