Life Worth Living

Life Worth Living

As I sit here in the dark thinking about my day I can’t help but notice how futile it all seems to be. I wake up to change diapers only to change them again later. I clean the house only for it to be made messy. I infuse love, joy, and wisdom into my children and wife...
Rock of the House

Rock of the House

Living with four kids is difficult. They make noise, disrupt schedules, and create messes. Raising four kids is even tougher because you are somehow supposed to shield the rest of the world from that bedlam and create learning experiences out of the havoc. Staying...
Waiting On Jesus Sucks

Waiting On Jesus Sucks

Seminary is done. Wow. For the first time in my son’s life, I actually have nothing more to do than my typical forty-hour job. When he was born, I was working for a publisher, as a youth pastor, teaching private music students, and studying every night, all while...
What Spirituality Are You Passing On?

What Spirituality Are You Passing On?

Sitting down for dinner, my wife, two-year-old son, and I began eating. “PRAY!” my son shouts, which is perfect because we have been trying to introduce him to Christianity and spirituality. Frankly, though, he is doing more to introduce it to us. In moments like...
Parents Cannot Afford Convenient Faith

Parents Cannot Afford Convenient Faith

Do You Have Convenient Faith? This is what we have when we welcome Jesus into parts of our lives and screen him out of others. God fits well into weddings, funerals, Christmas, and Easter for almost all Christians. Many run to Jesus when things are really bad, and...
God Saw Me Through, and I Survived

God Saw Me Through, and I Survived

When I was in high school, I fell in love with the Lord. It happened when I was driving to town one day and my faith was questioned on the radio. The pastor talked about the power of the Holy Spirit, and in that drive the Holy Spirit became evident to me. I reflected...
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