Dan Farr, 1927-2019, was (and always will be) my dad, my teacher, my mentor, my advisor, my guide, my example, my coach, and the man most responsible for discipling me. He was a man of highest Christian character, devotion to his Savior and to my mom and family. He was generous, and self-sacrificial. He always treated everyone he met as his equal, worthy of respect, an eternal being made in the image of God deserving to hear and know the Way to eternal life. My brother, sister and I are so blessed to have Dan Farr as our earthly father who always lived in a way that pointed to our Heavenly Father. Here are a few of the life-lessons he taught us to live by. I wish I could say that I have been as successful as he taught me.[Read more…] about Life-Lessons My Dad Taught Me
In Matthew’s Gospel, he records Jesus teaching his disciples how to pray (Matthew 6:7-13) using contrasts. Instead of praying repetitious and memorized phrases, he teaches them to pray from the heart. He says, “Pray like this:” And then he teaches them the Lord’s Prayer, or the Model Prayer.
When you teach your children to pray, invite them to pray with you. Give them the opportunity to hear you pray from your heart. Here are five prayer principles to help you: