Blog Posts on Parenting
A Tribute to My Father
My father was the happiest man I have ever known. Not that he never grumbled (he was a golfer who lost a lot of balls). But he was rooted so firmly in the glory of God’s grace that nothing could…Continue Reading
An Encouragement and Precaution for Parents
Jesus tells of two sons:
What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” And he answered, “I will not,” but afterward he changed…
What to Pray for Our Children
Watching our children walk in the truth is high joy (3 John 1:4). Watching them walk away from it is crushing (2 Samuel 18:33).
To lay hold on this joy and to prevent this pain we must pray daily (sometimes…Continue Reading
How a 13-year-old Girl Makes a Glad Dad
I wrote to my 13-year-old daughter (who is attending a funeral with her mom in Georgia) that the new “signature” at the bottom of her emails has made this dad very glad. It says,
"A girl should get so lost…
Happy Birthday, Abraham
(I made Abraham post this.)
Happy birthday, Abraham Piper. Thanks for all your work on the DG web site.
From the looks of it having a little one makes you happier than being a little one.
I suppose that’s what…Continue Reading
Happy Birthday, Mother!
Surrendering Our Children
Our grandson, Orison, is three years old. Judging by his interests during our Sunday afternoon backyard picnic, I would have said he was aspiring to stardom as an ace batter or as a trumpet player in a marching band (using…Continue Reading
A Poem for Father's Day
I wrote this poem when Noël’s Father died. But now it covers both our fathers. We thank God for them. What a gift they were to us. And what a gift they gave.