My interview with Mr. Bush is the first time the 43rd president has granted a sit-down with Christian media. As you’ll learn, our conversation covers a wide variety of topics, including the death of his sister Robin when he was 7; his love affair with his wife, Laura; his feelings in the wake of the Sept.
I am in San Diego today but headed back to Colorado Springs. Dorothy was right: There is no place like home!
But is there time to make one final run to In-N-Out Burger?
It’s been a whirlwind trip. Before we head for home, I thought I’d share a few thoughts.
The latest installment of Focus on the Family’s Celebrate Family Tour went off without a hitch last night. Author Lysa TerKeurst joined us for a terrific discussion about her latest book, Am I Messing Up My Kids?
Welcome to Thanksgiving Monday.
Do you ever feel like everyone has more than you?
No, not Oprah Winfrey or an heir to Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Warren Buffet.
Her name is Susie Larson.
There was a time not too long ago when she had more bills than income and more mouths to feed than food.
Would it surprise you to learn there are approximately 15 million stepmothers in America today?
On yesterday and today’s Focus on the Family radio program, we’ve gathered a panel of stepmoms to talk about it. All of these women are willing to share candidly about the joys and challenges of inheriting the privilege of motherhood.
Their stories are inspiring. Their testimonies are encouraging. I hope you’ll tune in.
I recently came across a touching poem that beautifully and poignantly tries to answer the question, “What is a stepmother?” Its author is intimately familiar with the topic.
I am preparing to head to Seattle to participate in one of Focus on the Family’s Celebrate Family Tours. If you’re in the area, please know we’d love to have you join us. We’ll be at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, WA. Doors open at 6:30 tomorrow night, November 11th. Admission is free. Bring the whole family! It would be a treat to meet you.
Just a few thoughts prior to departure:
Today, November 10th, is the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
I am not a music aficionado by any measure, but somebody recently reminded me that it was the old British rock group, The Kinks, who once popularized the following lament:
Well I met a pretty girl, as pretty as can be
I thought she was my baby till she introduced to me
A great big tall fella, about six foot tall
I shivered and I shook, couldn’t do any more
‘Cause I’m a lover not a fighter…
It’s just a silly song, of course, but I think this idea, that lovers can’t be fighters, is, in many ways, a faulty concept that’s been culturally ingrained.
When Lee Strobel quit his job as a Chicago journalist back in the late ‘80s and joined Willow Creek’s pastoral staff, his colleagues wondered if he had gone off the deep end. From a professional standpoint, his decision struck them as strange: His job was a dream come true and, in fact, the culmination of a pursuit that began as a kid when he founded and published a neighborhood newspaper at age 12.
He was committing certain career suicide, they told him.
I’m headed to Atlanta this morning to participate in Focus on the Family’s Celebrate Family Tour. Tonight’s event is featuring the hilarious comedian, pastor and teacher, Mark Gungor. Mark is one of the most sought-after speakers on marriage and family in the country. If you’re in the area and would like to attend, please know we’d love to greet and host you this evening.
Before I go, though, I wanted to invite you to listen to today’s broadcast.
To even suggest that children help raise their parents sounds like something out of the progressive parenting phase of the 1970s.
But, hold on.
However provocative the premise, yesterday’s and today’s guest on Focus on the Family, Dr. Dan Allender, is about as far from advocating for permissive parenting as you can get. With his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Michigan State University, Dr. Allender’s advice is biblical and practical, if not somewhat counterintuitive.
I need to warn you.
So, there you have it. Consider yourself warned.
Our guests are Angie and Todd Smith. Angie is a devoted mom and a gifted writer. Todd is the lead singer of the Dove Award winning group Selah.
But they’re not here to talk about music.
They’re here to talk about life, and all its ups and downs and twists and turns.