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Jesus is the most inclusive guy you’ve ever met

  Photo by AllGo - An App For Plus Size People on Unsplash "'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me' (John 14:6 NIV). At first glance, this seems overly exclusive. Jesus is the only way? But on further inspection, we find that Jesus' offer is quite unique from other religions and, in fact, incredibly inclusive." --Louie Giglio Jesus of Nazareth was from a small town, likely learned his father's trade as a carpinter, and lived in relative obscurity until about age 30.  His public ministry lasted about 3 years.  That's about 1000 days, and in that short time, he inspired about 120 folks to become committed followers. Within about 6 months of his death and burial and resurrection, his followers' numbers swelled to well over 3000 committed followers.  In about two generations the mediterrean cities had certainly heard of the Christ, and within a decade his followers earned a new name, "Christiani",

Parent: Literal, Linear, & Distractible. Yep, that's me.

Vincent Van Zalinge on Unsplash Updated October, 2020 I am reprising this blog from five years ago, because it is just as relevant, and I hope you find some language that you might use with your children. I also hope we can study our sons and daughters to find out what helps them participate in home life better. NOTE: Five years ago when I first wrote this, this was hard, and my boys didn't have smartphones. Now they do, and whew.. it gets hard. I've added some 2020 suggestions at the end, and some chorelists we've used over the years, sorted by age (keep reading!). Our family triad is: help, teach, protect . So as my wife and I strive to help teach and protect our boys, this content helps us. I encourage you: Develop your family triad, crest, or saying, and put all your efforts to grow their character under that banner, reminding every day. I have to keep reminding my wife of our boys’ nature. They are literal , linear , mono-task minded, and easily distractibl