Saving your best for those you love the most

It is common to give a full day’s effort at work, come home, and feel like there are only fumes left to give to the important people in our lives. We…


What building a patio taught us about God

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: …a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to…


What does it mean to hold the distaff?

“In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.” —Prov. 31:19 NIV For many of us, Proverbs 31 is very familiar. I have…


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…