Moms, watch out for this…

With two boys and two girls ranging from 9 to 17, I’ve become increasingly aware of a powerful message (aka: lie) infiltrating today’s society –…


The captain of his family: 4 ways to practice humility in fatherhood

Every guy has a list. He creates it in his formative years. Some of it may come from his dad, maybe some from a grandfather, and probably a bit of…


Give yourself a break, Mom and Dad: We’re all just a little bit anxious

“Knock it off! The last thing we want to do is go to the hospital.” It was a simple plea for my kids to stop doing asinine things in the middle of…


World on Fire: A Christian’s Response to 2020

I’ve studied the book of Revelation several times in group settings. While each of these studies has been with different groups, one response has…


In the battle for your mind, 2020 is fighting dirty

It’s a war zone out there. Or, rather, in there. The battle for our thoughts has been ongoing, but 2020 has added firepower that has even this heavy…


My seven-year-old blubbered as she cried in much shame and sadness, “Daddy, here, take this money!”  A bit puzzled, I asked, “Why are you giving…

Visuals over verbals

For better or worse, we’ve been spending a lot more time together as families.  As parents, we’re serving not only as moms and dads, but also as…


Young & considering parenthood

My wife and I met at the age of seventeen.  Our friendship organically blossomed into an exclusive relationship, and immediately we were…


Give grace, for goodness’ sake

Enter grace One day last week, the woman in front of us at the grocery store was taking for . . . ev . . . er. After the cashier scanned a…