Children | Family | Father | Humility | Humor | Mother

As a pastor, some of my most candid and valid criticism comes from the members of my family. My teen-age daughter Marie is particularly sensitive about sermon titles. She hates dull, unimaginative titles. Recently I found a note. It read simply “Great sermon, Dad. Terrible title” I received a note from Kenneth Fox of Warrenville, IL who was filling in all parent roles at his house while his wife was at the hospital. He was trying to be a good mother for his two kids, age 15 and 10. After several days he needed a little affirmation and started fishing for a compliment, observing “I’m doing pretty well as a mother, don’t you think?” Roy, age 15 said “You’re doing fine, Pop. I like the way you do this cold cereal.” Margaret the 10 year old added, “Well, at least you are better than nothing.” Is that your trouble, Pastor? Sometimes you feel you’re only a bit better than nothing?…

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