Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

Picking a Parenting Model (Pt 2)

March 31, 2011

In Part 1, we considered 6 ways parenting methods fail and 3 reasons why. In Part 2, we will consider the shortcomings of child-centered parenting and the promise of discipline and instruction. The Failure of Child-centered Parenting Parenting isn’t a one size fits all. What works with one doesn’t always work with another. Customize. Focus on his or her particular needs. In the book Nurture Shock, the authors trace the history of the self-esteem movement. The self-esteem movement came along

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Diary of a Church Planter (Pt 2)

March 29, 2011

This series is taken from my personal diary during the first couple of years of church planting. The entries range from painfully raw to joyfully visionary. I hope they bring encouragement to anyone who reads them, especially church planters.     Austin, Texas                                                                                     December 18, 2006 Lord, Expose sin, produce conviction, increase affection, give me vision.

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Diary of Church Planting – Arriving in Austin

March 28, 2011

After reading through some old journal entries, I was provoked to share some of my struggles and highlights during the first couple of years of church planting. This series is taken from my personal diary. The entries range from painfully raw to joyfully visionary. I hope they bring encouragement to anyone who reads them, especially church planters.     Austin, Texas                                                                                     November 3, 2006 What a joy to write those words, “Austin, Tx.” Last night was our first night in

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Recovering Rest

March 25, 2011

I’m enjoying a fabulous family vacation in Horseshoe Bay, where we are surrounded by palm trees, flowing fountains of all sizes, hill country green, the sound of chirping birds and the sight of gawking parrots. Yesterday we began the morning with a fun family breakfast in the meditation gardens, nestled in pools dotted with Lilly pads and rock fountains, decorated with an occasional turtle. Restful right? It’s remarkable what is required to rest, and I’m not talking about finding an

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