Adoption is Commitment to Never Leave and Always Love No Matter What

On October 20th of 2016 we brought a three and a half year old girl into our family to be our daughter. The adoption of this sweet little one is more than the fulfillment of a dream. It’s a calling birthed from conviction and love. Very early in our marriage, even before any biological children,Continue reading “Adoption is Commitment to Never Leave and Always Love No Matter What”

Three Things I Do Know About Church Planting (Though I Have Much to Learn)

Since revealing the news that I’m going to be planting a Church I’ve been asked several times, “How does that even work?” “Do you even have a building yet?” “Who will come?” Now, part of me wants to tell them all the answers as if I know exactly how it’s going to work. I mean,Continue reading “Three Things I Do Know About Church Planting (Though I Have Much to Learn)”

The Devil and The Dunk Tank

The county fair came to town again and visions of funnel cake and caramel apples danced in my head.  As I walked along the dirt path around the fair grounds with my oldest son we passed all the familiar sights and smells you would find at every good fair. The dart throw, the ring tossContinue reading “The Devil and The Dunk Tank”

Providence and The Christian Life

Romans 11:36 “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”  The Bible reveals to us a God of providence and sovereign authority over all things. Here are 9 truths to hold on to as we place our hope in a providential God. God has providentiallyContinue reading “Providence and The Christian Life”

Strengthen The Souls of the Disciples

When Paul entered Lystra for the second time after being beaten and left for dead, it was no question as to why he was there. He had returned to the city to “strengthen the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter theContinue reading “Strengthen The Souls of the Disciples”

The Silver Lining in Suffering

The next time someone asks you, “How could a God of love allow suffering?”, perhaps say something like this. First, acknowledge that you see the suffering too and that you hate what you see, just like they do. There’s no sense in acting like there’s no trouble in the world that you live in. ChristiansContinue reading “The Silver Lining in Suffering”

Praying the Psalms (Psalm 2)

Father, I see a deep hatred and disregard in our world for the things which please you. The nations are mocking you. They laugh at holiness and truth. They spit in the faces of your people. They jeer at the idea of a crucified Messiah because they see it as weakness. The rulers of thisContinue reading “Praying the Psalms (Psalm 2)”