I’m not an adoption expert by any means. I’m just a man who loves Jesus. I’m married to a woman who loves Jesus. Both of us have been deeply affected by God and His Fatherly heart for the orphan. For us, that specifically meant pursuing a domestic adoption, a process that is just now coming to a close after a year of paperwork, lawyers, background … Continue reading Three Adoption Misconceptions
Christians are flawed. They do not have all the answers. They are susceptible to pain, suffering, anxiety and fear. They lose their way sometimes and bad things can happen to them. The follower of Christ gets scars and bruises like other people do and will die just like everyone else. A Christian is not someone whose life is all put together. Just a Vessel A … Continue reading Treasure In Earthen Vessels
“Blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” Think about what makes you blessed. Are you happy if you have your basic necessities met or does it take much more than that? For some, happiness is wrapped up in possessions and success. For others, only the right relationships will do the trick. And though we know these to be a … Continue reading Faith Makes You Truly Blessed
Why does human injustice hurt so deeply? Because humans are image bearers of the God who made them. When one suffers we all suffer with them. As image bearers we are called to image forth his glory. When immorality and self are served instead of His glory, we sin. That’s what we see manifested everywhere in our world today. Today’s suffering came as one man … Continue reading Why Does Human Injustice Hurt So Deeply?
The idea of pledging allegiance to something should certainly not be taken lightly. It means to be loyal to or to submit to some thing or cause. I’ve been “pledging allegiance” to the United States flag since I was in kindergarten. It’s not like I knew what true allegiance was at the time. I simply knew I lived in a country that taught its children … Continue reading Love People More Than Your Country
The Bible makes no real distinction between a Christian and a disciple maker. And even though much of our population still claims to be Christian, disciple makers are rare. Modern Christianity has indoctrinated many to see disciple making as an option rather than the way that Jesus taught us. Jesus Was a Disciple Maker Jesus taught with His life. That was the culture. To teach … Continue reading Jesus Was A Disciple Maker, What About You?
When I think about faithfulness in my life I laugh a little on the inside because I know how I am. It’s not that I’d call myself a complete failure in everything, but honestly, I fail every day. And so do we all. Who doesn’t desire to be a more faithful spouse and parent? Who doesn’t desire to be faithful in their ministry to the … Continue reading He Remains Faithful
You hear of wars and the rumors of wars daily, but these things must come to pass. And should greater calamity come, and it eventually will, we will trust Jesus. Continue reading Do Not Be Motionless From Fear
Next Wednesday, July 19, marks 14 years of marriage for me and my bride. Like every marriage since the beginning of time, we’ve had our ups and downs, joys and sorrows, losses and wins. We’ve learned hard lessons along the way about love, forgiveness, patience, sacrifice and humility. And although I know full well that I am NOT the pinnacle of all marital knowledge, I’d … Continue reading 7 Lessons in 14 Years of Marriage
The beautiful thing is that our two gospel works in our very different stages of life and growth can mutually benefit, even thousands of miles apart. Continue reading Bath Across The Pond