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Eyes of the Father: Passage of time can vary in eternity

"For hours" is Chloe's new saying when she's bored. She uses the phrase in the following contexts: "We've been driving for hours." "We've been watching this movie for hours" (depending on what the movie's about, I may actually agree with her assessment).

February 19, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: The joy of being found

Chloe and Cole are not very good at hide and seek. We played the game in the house the other day. I told them to go hide somewhere and I would be "it." I told them I would count to 20, then come looking for them. If I found them, I won. If I didn't find them, they won.

February 05, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: We should leave the punishment to God

I think that one of these days, Chloe and Cole are going to grow up and seek careers in law enforcement. Why do I think this? Because they demonstrate a heightened sense of justice? Because of their desire to see wrongs righted?

January 22, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God finds the right combo of ingredients to heal our souls

One night at the dinner table, I watched Cole eat. He scooped up some sweet potatoes and placed them on top of a nacho cheese Dorito. Then he ate it.

January 08, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Discipline can help our faith grow

Cole came to me crying. This in itself is not unusual. Cole cries at a lot of things. If he gets in trouble. If Chloe says or does something mean to him. When he has to go to bed.

December 25, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Remember the real reason for the Christmas season

This Christmas, I've been a man on a mission. When I was a child, Christmas was one of my favorite times of the year. I have many happy memories tied to the holiday.

December 11, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God's love shines through like a father's kiss

I was standing at the deli counter in a local grocery store, waiting my turn. Cole was with me and I was holding him in my arms. I leaned forward to give him a kiss on his little cheek. His cheek tasted so good, I gave him another kiss. And another. And another.

November 27, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God’s umbrella protects us just enough

We went shopping while it was raining. I got out of the van, opened my umbrella and held it so Chloe and Cole could get out. Together we walked toward the store's entrance, timing our steps so that we all stayed under the umbrella together.

November 13, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Small sins can erode our moral handhold over time

"Get your feet down, Chloe."

October 30, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Salvation is about the message, not the messenger

For several weeks she'd been so close. She knew what sin was, she knew that it separated us from God and she knew that Jesus came to die for our sins. Yet she hadn't quite made the connection between Jesus dying for our sins and us needing to personally accept his sacrifice - and him as savior - in order to receive that forgiveness.

October 16, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Salvation is about the message, not the messenger

For several weeks she'd been so close. She knew what sin was, she knew that it separated us from God and she knew that Jesus came to die for our sins. Yet she hadn't quite made the connection between Jesus dying for our sins and us needing to personally accept his sacrifice - and him as savior - in order to receive that forgiveness.

October 16, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: A father's comforting embrace saves us from the darkness

We were visiting Amy's family in Texas. The girls had a sleepover at Amy's sister's place, leaving the men folk to fend for ourselves. We hunted down and killed our own dinner (we ordered a pizza). Then we sat around the campfire (the TV) and told stories of past hunts and tribal victories (we watched a movie). Then we all lay down and went to sleep in our various beds.

October 02, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Forgiveness of debt is a show of grace

Cole had three plastic action figures. Chloe wanted them, but Cole had them first. As any lawyer will tell you, possession is 9/10ths of the law. However, to broker peace in the household, I asked Cole to share one of them with Chloe.

September 18, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God won't hide from us, even if we hide from him

The other day, Cole got in trouble for climbing over the armrest and flopping onto the couch. When I got onto him he got upset with me. "I'm going to hide from you!" he yelled.

September 04, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God 'loves us like a rock,' all as individuals

I heard it from the living room. It was clanging around inside the dryer. It would bang, then roll, then go silent for a few seconds as it got swept up into the clothes. A few seconds later it would find the drum again and make a clattering noise for several seconds before once again being thrown into the midst of the clothes.

August 21, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


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Eyes of the Father: Listening to God like children do to parents

The other day Cole and I were sitting around hanging out together. Out of the blue, he looked at me and said, "I want to be an adult."

July 20, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Expectantly waiting for Jesus' return

I came home late, because Amy had given me a night to myself.

June 22, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


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