How Was Your Christmas, Really?

So, how was your Christmas? Was it all tinsel and holly? Was it nothing but cookies, presents, perfect family photos and eggnog? For many it comes and goes like a freight train leaving a mess of emotions, some really grand, some very ugly and some a mix of both. Family drama can ruin good intentionsContinue reading “How Was Your Christmas, Really?”

We Have Children All Over The World

“I feel like we have babies all over the world. We just need to figure out where they are.” That’s exactly what my beautiful wife said today during lunch. Two things come to mind: First – We’ll need a bigger house! Second – Thank you, God, for such a selfless woman to do life with.Continue reading “We Have Children All Over The World”

Three Adoption Misconceptions

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 comingContinue reading “Three Adoption Misconceptions”

Faith That Effects Our Children

We sat our children down for lunch and told them what God was calling us to do. “God is telling us to move back to Maine and plant a Church” I said. My wife and I have three Children. Their ages are twelve, ten and eight. That’s old enough to be deeply affected by suchContinue reading “Faith That Effects Our Children”

The Church: A Community and Family

The Church in Acts The early Church, as described in the book of Acts had a beautiful sense of community and family. They sold possessions for the sake of the poor and sold houses to the point that “there was not a needy person among them”.  There was devotion to the Word, to the fellowshipContinue reading “The Church: A Community and Family”