FOOD FOR THOUGHT! At the top of many New Year resolution lists is the declaration that one is going to get back into church. I was surprised to read the other day, or maybe I wasn’t, that the leading factor in most family’s church choice is children and youth ministry. Once upon a time, it was considered the father’s responsibility to be the spiritual leader in the family, not the children and youth pastor’s. As a spiritual leader, I take seriously the prophetic word spoken by Yahweh through Malachi, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet and he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I (Yahweh) come and strike the earth with a curse.” Therefore, is what we really need more children and youth ministry, or do our children and teens just need more of their daddies? May each husband and father resolve to be the man Yahweh purposed him to be! You don’t have to wait until January 1st today can be the first day of your new year.