One of the amazing things about the internet is it allows you to meet people you would never meet anywhere else. One of those people I am grateful to have met a couple of ash Wednesdays ago was Jared Kennedy. I love Jared’s passion for the gospel and the application of the gospel for families. Every time I have a conversation with Jared I always learn something and come away with a greater passion for Christ. During one of those conversations he told me of an idea they were working on that is now a reality.
Well ok maybe for next year. We used this one at our church this year. Well done Dove. Well done. Fathers in the media are often painted as stupid, selfish and aloof. Let’s change that men. Let’s be the dad’s the gospel requires.
In this chapter Drucker explains the one thing that is universal is time. He says it is a scarce resource unless we mange it. The result of not managing it is nothing else in our life can be managed. We as leaders, parents and pastors have to figure out how much time we have so that we do in the time we have what really matters in this life and the next.
Everything requires time. It is the one truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.
Drucker, Peter F. The Effective Executive HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
The debate over family ministry has been alive and well over the past 10 years and for that I am grateful. One of the things I was not aware of is how Dad’s were removed from being the primary spiritual leaders of their homes through the industrial revolution. Up to that point there was no separation of duties within the family. The husband and wife were partners in both the economics of their home as well as the more domestic duties of child rearing with in the home. What’s crazy is the church let it happen.
Creating an Intimate Marriage –
Jim’s breakout was excellent great blend of inspiration and practical application. Below are a few of the statements that stuck out during his breakout. For more info on marriage and family check out his website http://homeword.com/
Church was Jim’s mistress –
1. Have a non-negotiable date night weekly.
2. We would only be out three nights a week.
3. Gave his wife veto power over his schedule
We have confused priorities – We have attractive distractions