YES!!! I jumped the gun again…
So back in the dark ages when I was a human resources manager, a friend who worked for me lovingly said, “So you know you have a “ready-fire-aim” approach to um…like everything…? right?”
Um… NO. I didn’t know that.
I tend to think of it a little differently, like I’m “enthusiastically following Jesus!”
So maybe I “jumped the gun” – again.
Or maybe I WAS following Him. I probably won’t know.
Here’s what happened: Yesterday, when I was bursting with excitement over the release of our new book, (one you should know I collect absolutely NOTHING for $0.00 🙂 all for Him! – so don’t fuss at me about this being “salesy” because that’s not happening – it’s MINISTRY – and to have the largest Christian book publisher do not one, but TWO of our books when we’re not even trained authors and that’s NOT even really what we even DO is 100% God – so don’t get upset with me… I’m feelin’ led and following 🙂 okay… now what was I saying??) and I was lovingly reminded by my co-author, Debbie Hitchcock, who actually pays more attention to details… that the broadcasts are TODAY. 🙂 So if you were paying attention, you got a sneak peek at the interviews – all three of them. if not, then here’s the first one – scroll down for the linky.
We have been told each of them is like a whole book – and it’s a nice compliment to With All Due Respect.
Debbie & I are on FamilyLife Today! radio for three days this week with pastors Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine. We are thrilled that our trip in March led to this outcome – especially God’s timing! Yesterday was the day our book, With All Due Respect: 40 days to a more fulfilling relationship with your teens & tweens launched around the continent.
You may be familiar with FamilyLife – they are the Weekend to Remember folks, an awesome conference for married people. Jim & have been a number of times, and consider it a “tune up” for our marriage. I highly recommend it. If you are interested in learning more and finding a city near you, check this!
For Dads & Husbands:
Just two more things – I get asked a lot by people who take Daughters of Sarah (usually the husbands, “I’m so inspired by what God’s done in my wife, I want to grow myself and be a better man for her and my family,” is what I hear) “What can I do?” And I answer with “Stepping Up: a Call to Courageous Manhood,” it’s a book and course by Dennis Rainey – I hope you will encourage the men in your lives to check it out. Bob & Dennis wrote a book together called The Christian Husband. It’s also seriously worth a read.
At any rate, here’s the first of three episodes, where Dennis and Debbie talk in depth about prodigals – and how to cope with some of the most painful parenting experiences out there. Please share this with those you know who are hurting.
When you are done listening, I’d love to know what you thought, or interact over struggles you have, and be able to lift you up in prayer today, right here on the blog. And remember to sign up for the FREE marriage and parenting tips and downloads in the sidebar. 🙂
Love to you,
With All Due Respect: Parenting as a Child of the King – episode 1 of 3 on FamilyLife Today!