Eric Speir

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100 Lessons I Learned From Africa (quick read)

I recently went on a mission trip to South Africa with some students from the Valor School of Leadership, the ministry college of First Assembly of God. It was the best missions experience I’ve ever had. We were there for two weeks and ministered to more children than I can count. We had the chance […]

Lessons I Taught My Daughter While Destroying Her In Candy Land

Recently, I sat down with my children to play a game of Candy Land. It’s a great board game for young children to play because there’s no strategy involved. Everything rests upon what card you draw. For the most part, it’s a fair game between a three year old and a twelve year old. My […]

The 5 Lies Many Parents Believe

It’s easy to get caught up into believing something that’s not true. In fact, the more we are told something the more we believe it’s true. Many of us struggle with trying to be the perfect parent. It’s even more of a struggle if you’re a single parent or if you grew up in a […]

One List Everyone Should Keep This Year

A few years ago I stumbled upon something. I wish I could say it changed the world, but it didn’t. It only changed mine. I’ve been journaling for a few years now, but a few years ago I did something different. During a time of prayer I felt like the Holy Spirit told me to […]

One Surefire Way To Teach Your Children About Saving and Spending

My children are very different from one another. My oldest daughter loves to shop and spend money, while my younger daughter is a saver. In fact, she’s three years younger than her sister and has managed to save three times the amount of money. While they’re both different from one another, there’s one thing they […]

Lessons I Learned Raising Girls

Mother. Mom. Mommy. Stepmom. Father. Dad. Daddy. Stepdad. These words give us permission to speak into the lives of our children. Raising girls is no easy task and differs from raising boys. I have failed, on many occasions, at being the perfect mom with all the perfect solutions; however, I have learned a few things […]

Why Perspective Matters In Your Life

We look at life through the lenses of our worldview. Everyone’s lenses are different based upon what their worldview is. This means perspective is important. We can either look at life and work as an opportunity or as an obligation. You can either view it as a “have to” or a “get to.” Obligation says… […]

7 Lessons I Would Teach The Younger Me

Have you ever wished you had known something sooner in life? I wouldn’t want to go back to my younger years, but I wish I understood some life lessons a lot sooner. I’m not sure if I would have listened, but I would have at least tried. Here’s some advice I would tell the younger […]

The One Word We’ve Banned In Our House

My wife and I have effectively banned one word in our house. No, it’s probably not what you’re thinking. It’s not a curse word, but it’s close. The one word we’ve banned is… FAIR If you have children you’ve probably heard the phrases, “That’s not fair!” or “It’s not fair!” The reason we’ve banned this […]

5 Surprising Lessons My Children Are Teaching Me About Life

Have you ever thought you can learn as much from your children as they can from you? The more I interact with my children the more I learn from them. The other day I was playing with my children and they taught me a few lessons in the process. No, it wasn’t in a classroom […]