Tag Archives: Paul Tripp

when my arrogance is worse

When I feel my heart harden, with huffish thoughts toward someone swirling round and round, I desperately need God’s Spirit to bring me up short. When I’m caring more for my own agenda, irritated at what I perceive as arrogance … Continue reading

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Why does change in my child (for good) happen so slowly?

Lots of days I’ve felt lost as a parent. You’ve probably felt the same. Even on days when we feel confident that the guidance we’ve given our child is the kind that leads to healthy heart-change, we can still toss … Continue reading

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the calling of every Christian parent

In the corner of the world where I live this week begins a new school year for most children. Kids are nervous and excited. Parents are nervous and excited. And kids (and therefore parents) are about to find themselves inundated … Continue reading

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Parenting dyed with the most powerful force

“If you allow yourself to forget the daily mercies you receive from your Father’s hands, mercies you could never earn, it will become easier for you not to parent your children with mercy. Mercy is tenderness and compassion toward someone … Continue reading

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skilled at seeing other’s weaknesses

“Why is it that we’re so skilled at remembering the other’s weakness, failure, and sin and so adept at forgetting our own? Why are we so good at seeing all the ways that another needs to be forgiven but forget … Continue reading

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parenting when my agenda is interrupted

A helpful and insightful parenting story from Paul Tripp: “Parenting is all about living by the principle of prepared spontaneity. You don’t really know what’s going to happen next. You don’t really know when you’ll have to enforce a command, … Continue reading

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in the mundane and in the calamity

Truth to remember when your day unfolds as one of mundaneness, for the mundane often trains for the day of unexpected calamity: “If God does not reign over the mundane events in our lives, He does not reign at all.” … Continue reading

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This is all there is

Her roles on the silver screen had made her an iconic sex symbol, and now, as she posed for the cameras these decades later, I recognized her as one of Hollywood’s most idolized stars. Her persona had been developed in … Continue reading

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