What Can I Offer Him?

I have a dilemma every year around Christmas.  My dilemma is this:  my wife is a not much of a gift person.  I mean, she likes getting gifts and won’t turn up her nose at any well-intentioned purchase.  But it’s…

You'll Never Be Ready

In so much of what I’ve shared throughout the almost 2 years of doing this blog, I’ve tried to be as honest as possible.  I can’t fake it and I hope that if anything ever seems counterfeit, you the reader…

Passing On A Legacy (Homefires Series)

Wrapping up a series on marriage and the family, it may seem a little odd to spend some time talking about legacy.  After all, we’re getting into the practical nuts and bolts here right?  We’ve been all about the everyday…

Raising Kids To Follow After Christ (Homefires Series)

4 Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. 7 

Doing Marriage God’s Way (Homefires Series)

You know a message is being stirred in your gut when you start getting an onslaught of attacks of various shapes, forms, and sizes as you prepare.  As I’ve started to put my thoughts together for this Homefires series, I’ve…

Homefires - An Introduction 

I had a conversation a few weeks ago with my wife.  She’s an integral part of this blog and often doesn’t get the credit due to her name.  Every time I write something, she is my sounding board.  She is…

As Bold As Lions

(Originally posted 9-13-18)

The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.  Proverbs 28:1 

It seems the older I get, the more cautious I tend to be.  As a kid you…

Faith Must Endure Despite Pain

(Originally posted 4-19-18, this blog was part of a 4-part series on "Faith")

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S. Lewis 

I…

The Weakest And The Least

(Originally posted 7-20-17)

“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”  Judges 6:15 

One of my favorite things about…

The Reckless Love Of God

(Originally posted 3-15-18)

“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” — C.S. Lewis, The Lion,

The Benefits Of Staying Spiritually Fit

(Originally posted 4-20-17)

I’m not an exercise buff.  Not even close.  It’s been weeks, even months since I last worked out.  I used to be better about it and I’d go to the gym on a regular basis.  I…