A Welcomed Guest

A Welcomed Guest

Colossians 3:16 Have you ever stayed as a guest in a home where the people made you feel like an unwelcomed guest? I recently read a story about a pastor who had been asked to preach at a church that was far away from his home, but the congregation could not afford to...

A Theological Sleep Aid

A Theological Sleep Aid

In Colossians 1:15-23, Paul wrote an amazing hymn about the person and work of Christ. Paul wrote that Jesus not only created all things (v. 16), he also stated, “… and in Him all things hold together” (v. 17). What this refers to is the fact that in this...

Where’s the Real Surprise?

Where’s the Real Surprise?

There are surprising texts in the Bible, but one that has to rank toward the top of the list is the first part of Acts 5. It’s shocking to read about two people—even more, two church members—falling dead at the feet of Peter. It seems so antithetical to the portrayal...

Get Ready For Summer!

Get Ready For Summer!

I don’t know about you but I’m already dreading the “What are we going to do today?” question that will inevitably come out of at least one of my children’s mouths every single morning this summer! I start out with really great summer plans…first, the children will go...

What Every Kid Needs

What Every Kid Needs

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 Ok, get ready for the tears! I never like when TJ talks about how much time we have left with our children in the home. Jed always says he’s going to live at home and work at Yogurtland...

Like Arrows

Like Arrows

"Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth" (Psalm 127:4). This week Chris, Livi, and I watched a great Christian movie on Netflix called Like Arrows. It's about Biblical parenting. In this movie about Biblical parenting, the parents...

More, more, more!

More, more, more!

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6     More, more, more! That is our society’s mantra! Unfortunately, our churches are becoming places that enable this type of consumerism. And...

The chaos of life does not stop

The chaos of life does not stop

“A home is a kingdom of its own in the midst of the world, a stronghold amid life's storms and stresses, a refuge, even a sanctuary.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer The chaos of life does not stop at the doorstep at my house! It should, I wish it would. Each one of us carries...

It’s A Hard Knock Life

It’s A Hard Knock Life

The saddest look on a child’s face is when they are asked to do a chore! Poor, poor child! Now not all kids are like this but I can honestly say it’s the majority. When I was growing up, before we could even think of leaving the house, my chores had to be done. Chores...

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