Maintaining a Family from the Road — Tips and Tricks

Can a Christian Dad work a travelling job?

Years ago, I probably would have said “No”. Parenting, and marriage for that matter, needs to take priority. It requires active participation. Just sending in a paycheck doesn’t get the job done. Through the years working as a consultant, I could point to many examples of families that failed under the strain of working apart.

Then, it happened to me! God has given me training and talent in a niche software that has few jobs in the area we live. My work-from-home job fell apart, and I was left with 2 weeks to find another job. A travel contract seemed the only option.

I spoke with many friends who had done some sort of travel successfully and got many good tips. I’d like to share what I learned in case there are others going through the same thing.

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Sky Writing

Around the Tampa Bay area, we have seen really cool Sky writing.  I finally figured out that it is pilots Jerry Stevens and Keith Poeschl. If you’re interested in reading a little bit more about what these guys do, check it Read more…

Bible Study: Teaching the Family

When God says something twice, we should probably pay attention.  One of those things is:

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

God says it again in Colossians:

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. (Colossians 3:21 [KJV])

It is easy to focus on the negative: provoking our children to anger.  We shouldn’t hinder their growth, especially in the Lord.  But, in following the cross references, God gives another pattern of repetitive instructions on the positive side to teach our children:

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