When It’s Hard To Be a Patient Parent

There are many challenges to parenting. Some of the challenges are innate. What I mean is that it just comes with the territory. Every parent knows there will be days of exhaustion in the battle to teach our offspring the rights and wrongs of this life. Even just the common decency of pleases and thank [...]

Relating to Peter is Not Enough

Most people can relate to the Apostle Peter. His tenacious, spontaneity attracts the wild at heart. He was quick to speak and slow to listen just like so many of us. He often found himself in situations that could have been avoided if he simply kept his eyes on the glory of Christ. All of [...]

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. [...]

Treasure In Earthen Vessels

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 [...]

Why Does Human Injustice Hurt So Deeply?

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 [...]

Preparing Your Heart for Post Election

Every presidential election cycle I get the same feeling in my stomach. It's not a fear of the wrong person getting into office. It's not so much a concern about policies, tax hikes or American freedoms being stripped away. It's a concern for the Church. I notice it every time. Christians fear the outcome of [...]

Praying the Psalms (Psalm 5) (We Pray to You)

Where shall I direct my prayers? Only to you, Lord. Only You understand. You hear and you do right. Not only do you hear my prayers, but even my cries. I groan for relief for this earth, this country and your people. All of creation is groaning today and it's no different than yesterday. We [...]