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 [...]

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 coming [...]

Keep Going Out and Keep Sowing; Tears and All 

"He who goes out weeping" Beloved brother or sister in Christ, to live in light of eternity means to live every day with an awareness that you will one day reap unspeakable joy. One day you shall see the face of Christ and the joy in that moment will outweigh every sorrow of today. This [...]

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, [...]

Contend For Your Children!

There seems to be no shortage of both prodigals and wayward children these days and it's freaking parents out. Having three children of our own, my wife and I care deeply about this issue. As our kids get older the realities of this sinful world become more and more apparent. We already know the world [...]

The Children Whom God Has Given

“These are the children whom God has graciously given me.” Genesis 33:5 This is a profound statement from the mouth of Jacob; a revelation from the Lord, especially when you remember Jacob's family. Think of his marriage and the struggle between his wives during their birthing years. The fact that he had two wives in [...]