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Jim Daly Christian Blog and Commentary Archives

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Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family and host of its National Radio Hall of Fame-honored daily broadcast, heard by more than 2.9 million listeners a week on more than 1,000 radio stations across the U.S. He is husband to Jean and father to Trent and Troy.
November, Football and Parenting

I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Today I want to share with you my November newsletter. Thank you for your support—it’s one of the things I’m grateful for today!

An Orphan is Home for the Holidays

Amanda was almost 18 and about to “age out” of the foster care system. But while our nation’s laws consider someone who’s 18 to be an adult, you and I know there’s still a lot of growing up left to do at that age. Even young adults need a mom and a dad.

Who Can You Invite to Thanksgiving Dinner?

She first saw the elderly gentleman at a cemetery on Thanksgiving morning. She watched him cry at a grave, holding a bouquet of flowers. After observing him for a bit, Hortencia Pérez left the friend she was accompanying and made her way over to the man. Although she wasn’t entirely comfortable speaking in English, she chose compassion over fear.

Guest Post: Adoption is Gritty and Glorious

The fourth post in my National Adoption Month guest series highlights The Batura Family. Paul Batura is a longtime Focus team member who currently serves as Focus’ vice president of communications. He and his wife Julie adopted their three boys at birth.

C.S. Lewis: Thirteen Quotes Fifty Years Later

His death wasn’t front-page news in America; in fact it wasn’t reported until three days later on page 18 in The New York Times. That’s because the passing of the beloved Christian author Clive Staples (C.S.) Lewis fifty years ago today (Nov. 22, 1963) happened to coincide with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

VIDEO: Children Make a Difference

One of the greatest tasks of any parent is to raise children who care about others, and who show God’s love to their fellow man. While there is no “10-step” program to ensure our kids will grow up to value “the least of these,” there’s something we can do to help instill this heart of compassion in our little ones. We can create an environment of awareness, and encourage our children when they seek to live their faith.

Christians at the Intersection of Faith and Laws

What would you do if you were asked to compromise your religious convictions? For an increasing number of believers in this country, that’s not a hypothetical question anymore. It’s a real-life decision they’re having to make – and the cost for standing for their faith can be high.

Guest Post: The Schmitts Adopt Abby

For many families looking to adopt, the ride can be scary and expensive. That was the case for friends of Focus on the Family, Jonathan and Amanda Schmitt. The Schmitts’ story is the third in the adoption series I’m running during this November, National Adoption Month.

What Would You Tell Yourself?

The other day I found my boys, Trent and Troy, giggling over an old photo album they’d found. After plopping into the couch with them and enduring some good-natured ribbing about old hairstyles and clothing choices their mother and I had once made, one photo in particular grabbed my attention.

VIDEO: Share in a Daly Family Annual Tradition

Today I want to share with you how my family is personally involved with sharing our faith through this great program.

Guest Post: When It Comes to Adoption, Community Makes All the Difference

We’re in the middle of National Adoption Month, and I’m taking the occasion to highlight various adoption stories of real-life families.

Good Parenting Usually Isn’t Efficient

Does this routine sound familiar? Fold the laundry, change the diaper, buy the things for that science fair project, make dinner, walk the dog. It never seems to end!

Guest Post: Dear Parents with Young Children in Church

This stay-at-home mom’s blog post has already encouraged many parents who, week after week, faithfully attend church services with their young children.

Complimentary CD for Military Families

Today is Veterans Day, when we honor the brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces.

This Operation Christmas Child Grew Up and Paid It Forward

In my post last week “How Shoeboxes Help Spread the Gospel,” I talked about how Operation Christmas Child provides children around the world with what might be their only opportunity to receive the Gospel message. I also shared pictures taken by a Focus staffer of the boys and girls in Senegal, Africa, as they received boxes.

Happy Birthday, Rev. Dr. Billy Graham!

Happy 95th birthday, Rev. Dr. Billy Graham! He’s been called “America’s Pastor” for a good reason: for almost 70 years, Dr. Graham has worked in ministry, preaching, evangelizing, counseling U.S presidents and meeting with world leaders. Millions have come to know Jesus as Savior through his sharing of the Gospel.

How to Pass Along a Faith that Lasts to Your Kids

A few weeks ago, I blogged about the misperception that millennials are losing their faith. In that post, I mentioned two facts that will springboard us to today’s topic of faith retention.

Guest Post: Curse God and Die

A few years ago, our public relations team welcomed a spirited young woman as a summer intern. Whitney Williams immediately threw herself into her role, learning to coordinate interviews and write news releases. She even met her husband, Mix, while serving at Focus.

Guest Post: What I’ve Learned About Adoption Since Adopting

November is National Adoption Month, so I want to do something special in this space to observe the occasion. Throughout the month, I’ll be highlighting adoption stories – the experiences of real-life families who have taken that leap of faith of welcoming someone new as their own.

VIDEO: Faithful Heart

God is sometimes more glorified when He walks us through something rather than when He delivers us from something.

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