So that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything!

5 Spiritual Parenting Principles to Help You Not Put Off Today

Many days I feel completely inadequate and unprepared as a parent.  Maybe that is just the nature of things, the circle of life. Maybe you really don’t figure things out until all your kids are out of the house and on their own. I realize that I will have no control over what my children’s […]

Spiritual Growth is a Journey Rooted in Relationships

Who’s Growing With You? Is emotional and spiritual growth a solo journey? So much of our traditional encouragement from church leaders is to make the goal a consistent quiet time alone with God.  Now, for sure there is no substitute for getting alone with Jesus for knowing Him and transforming our lives.  Yet a life […]

Slow to Anger Parenting: Learning to Avoid Angry Parenting

Angry Parenting I did not grow up in an angry home.  In fact I remember very little to no yelling at all in our home.  I can remember jokingly (and sometimes not so jokingly) making fun of my dad for glaring – if looks could kill I might have died on more then one occasion.  […]

You Do Not Have A Good Marriage Because You Do Not Ask God!

Having a Good Marriage Having a good or even great marriage is no easy task.  These days most seem content to have a tolerable marriage. Marriages by my observation seem to me anything but passionate and thriving.  Sadly, this is not God’s design or desire for us and yet we settle and sink slowly into […]

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear & Imperfect Love Invites Fear

  1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. The Perfect Love of God It didn’t take us humans long to mess up perfect love.  Adam and Eve very quickly found themselves […]

Facebook is Killing My Soul!

Is Facebook and Social Media Killing Our Souls? Recently I was asked by a friend, “why haven’t I seen you on Facebook lately?”  A very good question considering that I would have typically posted 1-2 times a day, plus tweeted 2-3 times a day, Google +’d and posted for my various businesses or causes another […]

How To Overcome Over Capacity

Overcoming Over Capacity These days I quite often feel overwhelmed and stressed.  Maybe it’s the 3 kids or the 3 different jobs – who knows?  What I do know is that I was created by God and mostly likely God is the only one who knows the full extent of my capacity to handle life’s […]

“Who do you love? Me or the thought of me?” My Encouragement to Young Pastors

To Young Pastors and Ministry Hopefuls “Who do you love? Me or the thought of me?”  -John Mayer Recently I sat at a Starbucks working on the many crazy jobs and projects I’m known to have when John Mayer shuffled through my itunes.  Oddly enough the line that caught my attention was, “Who do you […]

Christian Spiritual Growth and Transformation

Christian Spiritual Growth Ephesians 4:15 “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is Christ.” What does it really mean for us to “grow up” spiritually and how the heck do we go about doing that?  What is involved with Christian spiritual growth […]

Everything We Do and Say Matters as Parents! Pt 2 of 2

One of life’s realities is that, everything we say and do matters.   Our actions and our words have power to both negatively and positively change the lives of others.  In particular we have been looking at the context of parenting. Here are the last 2 reminders for us parents from yesterday’s post. 3 Helpful […]