This Christmas is carrying a theme for me, and I've been so encouraged by it! The theme is replacement- and I believe this theme might bring some Christmas joy to you too. This Christmas season I've been overwhelmed by the way that my God, is a God who replaces. My wife and I are full-time … Continue reading My “Replacement God”- A Christmas Blog
Pastors. Christian leaders.Thinking about how to respond after the election? Read this blog for three simple and helpful responses that you can apply this weekend to your congregation.
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, Today I want to talk to you about each other. That's right, today I want to talk to you about siblings. Sean, you're already such a great big brother, and Abi you are the greatest little sister- always so excited to see Sean. Siblings is a challenging topic to write on. Like many, … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 20- Siblings
Hi kids, What's more dangerous? Hiking, or medical work in a war-torn country (in 2016, I think of Afghanistan, Iraq, or Syria). You'd probably answer medical work in a war-torn country. Apparently, hiking is just as dangerous. Yesterday I found out that a friend of mine was hiking in Colorado, tripped and hit his head … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 19- Risk and Death.
Hi kids, Here I go again, more on marriage. I share this with you because it seriously is such a significant and powerful part of life. Here we go... 7. It takes two to tango, but someone has to step on to be dance floor first. One of the greatest challenges marriages can face is … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 16- Marriage Part 2
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, Today I want to share with you the one thing that has changed my life and the lives of countless others, almost more than anything. I pray that you would carry this advice with you everywhere you go, for the sake of everyone you meet. Today, I want to talk to you about … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 8- Listen