“Is there any hope for this next generation?” I was sitting next to a beautiful Polish Australian grandmother asked me as we flew from Melbourne to Canberra. She had asked me what I do for a loving and I said, “I’m a preacher, an evangelist.” For the next hour she told me her life story, … Continue reading Grandparent- “Thank you!” What you do matters for Jesus.
Her name was Katie. Homeless and broken, she was curled up on the pavement sleeping on concrete out the front of a Walmart in the middle of the day. I saw her and turned to my wife, “poor girl”, I muttered, as we turned the corner into our parking spot. I took the kids for … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to do a U-Turn. Why Stopping May be the Start You (or Someone Else) Need
Dear Post Covid-19 me, There are a few things I want you to know. There are a few things I want you to remember. Yes, there are a few things I don't ever want you to forget. Firstly, people matter way more than products, positions, properties and pride. When COVID-19 hit, the social implications of … Continue reading Dear Post COVID-19 Me, There are a Few Things You Need to Remember for Your New Normal.
Hi kids, Today, and many days in America, my heart is heavy because of the racism I see across this country. Since we moved here nearly three years ago, it has stunned me how segregated and divided this country can be. This past week I've read of black lives taken by white police officers in … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 22- Racism
Hi Kids, This one is going to be a hard one to write, but I pray an easy one to read. Today I want to talk to you about the most precious human being on the planet to me, your mother. I want to give you some advice on how to treat her. I always … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 11- Your Mother.
Hi kids, It's Father's Day in the USA, and that's got me thinking about parenting. One day, God willing, you will parent. I'll tell you from my limited experience so far, it's the hardest best thing you will ever do. It's hard because you love your children so much that it hurts, and it's the … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 10- Parenting.
Hi kids, Dad here. Today we had the best of times together. We went to the beach and had a family day. Abi you were so cute, people on the beach were talking to you and when I'd walk past them, they'd say- "Oh did you see her blue eyes!" Sean, you were so fun, … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 9- Time
Hi kids, Dad here. Just typing these words, I'm finding a big old smile come across my face, thinking of you both growing to the age where you will be able to read this. I'm 29 right now, but in 30 days I'll be 30. 30 sounds so young to some, but to me right … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 1- Perseverance.
For whatever reason people regularly ask me to speak at their schools, camps and churches on the topic of pornography, and sex. Maybe it's because I have a testimony in this area, but I suspect it might be also because I'm one of the only people they know that is happy to talk about it. … Continue reading Why when it comes to sex- Conversation is crucial