‘Coz we are Living in a Material World

Last year I noticed that my oldest son (then 8 years old) was starting to become obsessed with materialistic stuff. Always talking about the size of this or that house, the cool new toys he saw advertised, expensive cars, etc. He wasn’t lacking anything he needed (or even wanted [...]

By |2017-08-03T12:44:24-05:00August 2nd, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , , |

11 Ways to Nurture Your Child’s Relationship With Their Grandparents

Having parents who want to be involved with your kids is a blessing. Having kids who want to be around their grandparents is a gift as well. Family time, especially the quality you give it, is vital. Strong connections have been found to correlate with a longer and happier life. It’s not a definite factor, of course, but it can certainly help.

By |2017-06-15T21:51:44-05:00June 15th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , |

How A Monthly Budget Can Reduce Financial Stress

All of us have been there. You’re sitting at the dining room table, eyes strained, looking at a computer screen. You assess your current bank balance and look at the utility, credit card, car insurance and other bills sitting in front of you.

By |2017-05-10T14:11:10-05:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , |

Starting with Stewardship

I am fairly new to the world of fatherhood, but so much has changed since last May that I can't even comprehend. Sometimes I just stand back and attempt to think how my life was before my son was a part of it, and I am simply unable to. [...]

By |2017-06-29T23:37:39-05:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , , , , |

Tears, Tantrums, or Togetherness. 

Father of two. My wife suffered from postnatal depression after the birth of our first child, and this is how I dealt with it. Warning, It might not work for everyone. A month after my first child was born I started my own business, and it was the best thing [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:33-05:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: |

Empowerment Through Healthcare Decision Making

Dads, when was the last time you scheduled a physical for yourself or took your child to their doctor appointment? If you can’t remember, or you can remember but just realized it was a long time ago, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. It has been reported that women make [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:34-05:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , |

My Wife is My Hero! 9 Things to Consider While Supporting Your Spouse Fighting Cancer

Foreword: I wrote this article to help spouses supporting a spouse going through cancer treatments from diagnosis to treatment to remission. When my wife was first diagnosed with breast cancer, and throughout the process I realized there is not a lot of support for the “supporting spouse.”  Hence, I created [...]

By |2017-02-01T16:52:09-05:00October 25th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , , |

What do you want life to look like?

Yesterday, my wife and I were talking outside the RV while our daughter napped. The topic of conversation was life. Specifically, "what do you want life to look like?" It's an awkward conversation to have without talking about money. In years past, we let finances make decisions for us. [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:37-05:00October 25th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward, Be Adventurous|Tags: , , , |

“In a blink, it will all be gone.”

1 Peter 4:10 "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." Every one of us has different gifts that can be used to help our fellow man. Some of these gifts are not in the [...]

By |2016-09-29T16:44:21-05:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , |

I have to say I’m scared. How having a new baby changes everything.

I have never been a role model for anybody. I don’t mean I have done bad things and nobody should see me as a role model. I have just never been in the situation where someone has looked up to me for guidance or motivation. My son, Noah, is 9 months [...]

By |2017-02-08T21:31:46-05:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , , , |

Father: A Faithful Steward

Being someone who grew up in a Christian Church setting I heard the word “Stewardship” with a fair amount of regularity. Typically that word was connected with money, which is understandable because everyone needs it to accomplish their goals even congregations. It wasn’t until I became a father that the word [...]

By |2016-09-29T16:34:58-05:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , , , |

It takes a broken man

As I venture through the journey of being a father of two young boys, I can’t help to be filled with doubts. The relationship with my father was almost non-existent and what little was there was violent, abusive and traumatic. It is sad to admit but the day he died [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:05-05:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , , , , |

Fatherhood – Stewardship

  My kids and I share many things: an odd sense of humor, a fierce adherence to logic, and my rugged good looks. However, in our home, none of our shared qualities gets quite as much attention as our shared love of superheroes. As a father in my early thirties, [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:05-05:00June 28th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , , , |

The Passion Fruits of Life

When you work, have passion for what you do,for they will see that you chose for they will see that you chose to pursue that which you loved. When you see their mother, show affection, because that’s part of being a husband, of being a man.   When you teach [...]

Be a good Steward

YOU CHANGED ME. Since the first moment I saw you, I lost myself within your eyes, And everytime since like an epiphany, I realise. I want to be someone that earns your respect, And I promise to give you everything even if it means I have nothing left. Like a [...]

By |2016-09-29T16:44:48-05:00June 27th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , , , |

Couragous Resolution | Become a Better Father

November 25, 2013 by Scott Hammond THE RESOLUTION I do solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children. I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home. I WILL be [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:17:31-05:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Be a Good Steward, Be In the Moment, Uncategorized|

Teach your kids to ‘Stop in the Rain!’

One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man [...]

By |2016-07-10T22:40:07-05:00March 19th, 2016|Categories: Be a Good Steward|Tags: |