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Getting Ready To Say “I Do” (Walking The Path)

As we’ve gone through the past few weeks, everything has really been building toward a culmination of what this all leads to:  marriage.  Our years of singleness and our years of dating are (hopefully) preparing us for the years we…

Passing On A Legacy (HOMEFIRES)

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)

Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  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

Doing Marriage God's Way (HOMEFIRES)

As we dive back into our discussion on the home, we need a reminder that we face a battle each day that is spiritual in nature.  The forces trying to take down the home, dismantle marriages, and break family bonds…

HOMEFIRES - Introduction

As we started a new year, one of the areas I have blogged about in the past popped into my mind:  the home.  I wanted to do something fairly early on in 2021 about this topic.  I see the…

Thankful in Everything…Even For 2020

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

We’re in a month that centers around “thankfulness” as we celebrate Thanksgiving…one of my favorite…

Who Do You Influence The Most? (PRAYER POINTS)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 

We’re just getting started in a 5-part series that is focused on prayer.  The title “Prayer Points” comes from the idea that we are intentional and specific about who and…

Your Ceiling, Their Floor (Parenthood Series)

The fourth and final installment in this series is really about getting our kids to a place where they attain some level of spiritual maturity and depth in their own walk prior to leaving the nest.  There are two extreme…

The Home Is A Battlefield (Parenthood Series)

Going further into our Parenthood series, I believe we need to pivot and look at the home with another perspective.  Last week was mission-focused.  We live our lives on purpose for Christ, always pointing little eyes and ears up to…

The Home Is A Mission Field (Parenthood Series)

At the onset of 2020, I wanted to return to certain topics that are important to so many of us and to hear what the Bible has to say in those areas.  In the 2020 Vision series, I talked about…

What In The World? 5 Things 2020 Has Taught Us As Christians

2020 has been an amazing ride so far, hasn’t it?  In a span of just a few short months we’ve seen some things that appear apocalyptic in nature.  Earthquakes, locust plagues, tornadoes, wildfires, and yes, the widespread pandemic known as…

Strengthening The Home:  Where It All Begins (2020 Vision) 

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living.

The Best Summer Ever

There’s pressure to enjoy summer.  Right?  I’m from the Midwest.  It’s almost a panic.  “Go out there. Have fun. Winter’s coming to kill us.  Go!  Get skin cancer now!”  Cause there’s an expectation of fun during summer.  Jim Gaffigan (comedian) 

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…

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…

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.

Lies About The Church (Dismantling Lies, Part 3)

(Originally posted 5-25-17)

If you are a husband, you obviously have a spouse and hopefully care deeply about her. You know her beauty; it’s probably what first drew you to her. You also recognize her devotion and love for…

True Identity (Conquering Giants, Part 2)

A real buzzword of today’s culture is the word identity. It seems today more than ever, we spend time talking about identity and being able to be who we truly are meant to be. Of course in a broken…

Faith Must Endure Despite Pain (Faith Series, Part 3)

“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 mentioned at the onset of this series there would…