Category Archives: Family

The Baird’s 2017 Year in Review

The Baird’s 2017 Year in Review

What. A. Year!

2017 was a crazy, blessed, tiring, wonderful year for the Baird clan. It seemed we all were going in different directions most of the time – at one point we were each on a different continent! – and then, occasionally, we all ended up in the same place at the same time.

Amidst all the craziness, God continued to lead each of us in the areas He has called us to serve in. Michele (Senior Director of Marketing) and I (VP of Global Resources) continue to serve at David C Cook. Taylor continues his studies at Moody Bible Institute. Garret spent a gap year in Australia with PAIS.

Here is a snapshot of our year (written by each of us)… Continue reading

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective Parents

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective Parents

Parenting is hard! I’m proud of my two teenage boys but sometimes think it’s simply by the grace of God that they’ve “turned out ok”. To some extent it certainly is by the grace of God. But along the way, I learned many lessons – often by making the mistake of not applying the principle –… Continue reading

25 Reasons I Love My Wife of 25 Years

25 Reasons I Love My Wife of 25 Years

Today marks 25 years that Michele & I have been married. That sounds crazy to me! Until, that is, I try and kick the ball around with my son and my body starts reminding just how old I really am! Of course, everyone still thinks I robbed the cradle with Michele since she still looks… Continue reading

5 Gifts Every Father Should Give His Kids

5 Gifts Every Father Should Give His Kids

  As a father of two amazing young men, every day is like Father’s Day to me. I have been incredibly blessed by them. And I was blessed with the world’s greatest Dad – at least the greatest one I could ever imagine. So my experiences as a Dad and with my own Dad have been amazingly… Continue reading

7 Things I Want My Sons To Know

7 Things I Want My Sons To Know

I have two amazing sons. As any parent, I like to brag about my “boys” who have now become young men. And, also as any parent, I want nothing but the best for them. My wife and I long to see them fulfill whatever it is that God has planned for them, and to continue to… Continue reading

5 Ways Fathers Can Lead Their Children Well

5 Ways Fathers Can Lead Their Children Well

  I believe the breakdown of the family is the single greatest contributor to the challenges we currently face in our society. That’s a topic for another post, but perhaps the greatest factor in the breakdown of the family is poor leadership by fathers. I am amazed at the truth to the statement by John… Continue reading