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…


What does it mean to steward our gifts well?

Whether you realize it or not, you were given a gift at birth. Admittedly, in some cases (here’s lookin’ at you, Beyonce), you were given many…


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…


5 quick truths about raising Christian kids in a non-Christian world

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is…


Shattered Dreams and Messed-Up Plans

You know, the Bible is full of what looked like shattered dreams and messed-up plans.  I’m quite sure that when Moses’ mother gave birth to a…


Holding Out for a Hero

Surely we can all agree that Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero,” is one of the greatest dancing and workout songs of the modern era.  The…


Can you hear me now? Teaching your kids to hear the voice of God

Several years ago, my little family was in the middle of a move with four kids, a dog—who thought she was one of the kids—a hamster, and a few…


How to teach our children to soar

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces…


I like you

Growing up, I heard many sermons on Jesus’s baptism.  I imagined him coming out of the water (in slow motion) with a dove descending, the heaven’s…