Contrary to popular belief, I am still alive and kicking. Due to the extra high business factor I have not had a chance to blog the last few days, a fact I hope to remedy soon. With that in mind I ran across a really good article by Thom Rainer in Baptist Press this week. Too often we put our spiritual heroes on a pedestal and use the images that we have created of them to beat ourselves up for our failures. Thus, it is refreshing to see one of those “spiritual giants” admit their failures in order to encourage others to not repeat them. This article on Fatherhood by Thom Rainer is an excellent word of exhortation for Fathers in ministry. May we learn from those who have gone before us. May God help me to be a better father!