by Jim Grassi | Aug 9, 2022 | Weekly Devotional |
Most children, especially boys, want to be like their daddy. Our children imitate us because they want to be like us. This is a very daunting responsibility to consider! But rather than fear the bad habits they might learn from us, there’s another way to look at this role we play in their young lives.
by Jim Grassi | Jan 25, 2022 | Weekly Devotional |
A marriage is like a garden. A beautiful garden needs constant attention. It needs to be watered regularly. It requires the skilled pruning of the master gardener. Weeds must be pulled. And the plants need fertilizing. In the same way, we must tend to our marriage. Here are seven ways to cultivate a healthy marriage.
by Jim Grassi | Jan 18, 2022 | Weekly Devotional |
As fathers, we bear a huge responsibility to provide for and protect our wives and children. And providing and protecting go well beyond going to work and providing a home, food, and clothing. Our kids need our presence and love.
by Jim Grassi | Dec 21, 2021 | Weekly Devotional |
Some highly successful business leaders have shared with me their personal stories about the price they paid pursuing what the world defines as being important. They reached the top of their profession only to find emptiness, loneliness, regret, and often deep grief for “time wasted.”
by Jim Grassi | May 18, 2021 | Weekly Devotional |
Although stress is not new, the fast pace of the technological age has deceived us. We have all these modern gadgets to make life easier, but they combine to inundate us with stressful stimuli 24/7. Additionally, we are often our own worst enemy by packing our lives so full that we have no margin. When something unexpected occurs, we have no reserves with which to deal with it.
by Jim Grassi | Apr 13, 2021 | Weekly Devotional |
Based on interviews and studies with children and grandparents, it becomes clear that children need their grandparents and vice-versa.
by Jim Grassi | Mar 16, 2021 | Weekly Devotional |
Despite our great plans and advanced study, once we were in the fray, it was “every man for himself.” At times we couldn’t even paddle. We just had to hang on!
by Jim Grassi | Oct 20, 2020 | Weekly Devotional |
Ephesians urges us, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (6:4) That’s a short verse with a whole lot of life behind it.
by Jim Grassi | Apr 9, 2019 | Weekly Devotional |
Hundreds of thousands of orphans were in dire need of shelter, food, medical attention, and love. At the end of the war, the Allies developed special camps for traumatized youth. The children developed and grew with the nutritious meals and good care they received. But in one of the camps, the officials became concerned because the children couldn’t sleep. Despite enough food and attention, they lay awake at night, staring at the ceiling.
by editor: Tim Tyler | Jul 7, 2017 | Book Excerpts | Our nation continues to move toward what is known as a “fatherless society.” One-third of children are born out of wedlock; twenty-four million kids don’t live with their biological fathers half of all marriages end in divorce. Fatherlessness is a...
by Jim Grassi | Mar 21, 2017 | Weekly Devotional |
It’s interesting to realize, we really don’t possess what we have in this life: our homes, our jobs, our toys, our automobiles, or even our family. They are simply entrusted to us for a period of time by a loving God.
by Jim Grassi | Oct 18, 2016 | Weekly Devotional | “When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.” Genesis 22:9 In a time when many people do not keep their promises, I’m so...
by Jim Grassi | Jul 21, 2016 | Video | Dr. Jim Grassi enjoyed his 2016 Father’s Day speaking at two services for Valley Assembly Church in Spokane Valley, WA. His topic was What is a Spiritual Mentor – Authentic Discipleship. He has been used by many churches to help inspire, equip, and encourage...
by Jim Grassi | Jun 21, 2016 | Weekly Devotional | This past weekend we celebrated Father’s Day. I miss my dad and the goodness he stood for. As we grow older we appreciate the wise counsel our dads once provided. Scripture tells us that “God is the Father to the fatherless.” Psalms 68:5. It brings me comfort to know...
by Jim Grassi | May 24, 2016 | Weekly Devotional | “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God—” John 1:12 With 41% of our youth living in a home where there is no biological father, our ministry is often involved with conversations about...
by Jim Grassi | May 3, 2016 | Weekly Devotional | “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45 Someone once said, “You are what you...
by Jim Grassi | Dec 31, 2014 | Weekly Devotional | We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill Micah 6:8 It has been my privilege to spend some time trying to encourage and challenge business leaders and pastors in our region. After presenting a recent program to a group of men...