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

Everything We Do and Say Matters as Parents! Pt 1of 2

Watch Your Mouth! Recently, I have become more and more aware of how important my role as a father is and will be in the life of my 3 kids.  I have also become aware, unfortunately, just how much I fall short as a father.  As of this blog my kids are 6, 4 and […]

Pray Until You Can Pray

Prayer is NOT Easy! Prayer is not easy… there I said it!  Recently I had been really struggled with my prayer life until something very cool happened.  Actually what happened first was that I was really out of shape and needed to get back on track.  Since going to the gym gives me the creeps, […]

4 Keys to Healthy Family Dynamics, Part 4. Encouragement

ENCOURAGEMENT: Fathers…  DO NOT PROVOKE Eph. 6:4 “ Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” It is very important for us as parents to understand our role as the main encourager in our family units. To encourage our kids means we instill courage […]

4 Keys to Healthy Family Dynamics, Part 3. Obedience

OBEDIENCE: Children… OBEY Eph. 6:1-3 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Healthy family dynamics are not only the responsibility of […]

4 Keys to Healthy Family Dynamics. Part 2: Love

What’s Love Got to do with it? LOVE:  Husbands love your wife… V19 Take a quick moment to read Eph 5:25-27. This is by far my favorite family dynamic.  This is the one that comes most naturally for me and the one that I really, really enjoy receiving.  Now, giving love, especially by way of […]

4 Keys to Healthy Family Dynamics. Part 1: Submission

SUBMISSION God designed the family to be a symbiotic group of organisms.  In order to be healthy and high functioning, there has to be mutual love and sacrifice.  Each part is interdependent upon the other.  If one part fails to do its “job” (or fulfill their role in the organism) the other parts suffer greatly. […]

“Today I Feel…” Part 2

How to Uncover What You are Feeling To become “complete, lacking in nothing” (as the Bible says in the book of James) we have to be in touch and aware of what we feel inside and how that affects our day to day operations and especially our key relationships.  Most significantly, how we “feel” affects […]

“Today I Feel…” Part 1

Get Ready.. It’s about to get emotional up in here! Recently I downloaded an app on my iPhone called “How am I feeling?”. This app actually “scans” you through touching some part of your skin to give you a reading on how you are feeling right then.  Well, curiously, I wanted to know more.  I […]

Pay Attention! Lessons Learned the Hard Way.

 OUCH, that hurt! I am always instructing my 6 year old son to, “Pay attention!”  Even so much so that I have told him that, “When we do not pay attention we can get hurt.”  Well, he learned this lesson the hard way recently when, while at a summer golf camp he walked into another […]

One Key to Knowing Him Better

Knowing Him More Ephesians 1:17 “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” If you, like me, have walked with God for some time you can begin to wonder, “how well do I […]