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A grandparent’s legacy

Grandparents. You have a bit of a reputation, you know. You hand out cookies before dinner. You obey the bedtime plea, “Just one more…

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Ego medicine

There are some pretty cool things about being an only child. You certainly don’t lack attention, and you have a shot at better resources…

Life’s Challenges

Hey, friend, it’ll be alright

I was streaming a playlist when a phrase I’d heard a million times hit me like a cool breeze on a hot day. And…

Friends & Family

Laugh a little

Life can be so serious. There’s a lot of important stuff going on, important things we need to be doing, and important matters we…

Friends & Family

Teach your children

Why is it that children learn everything bad all by themselves? Lying, laziness, blaming, evading responsibility, cheating, stealing, and disobedience just sprout like weeds….

Living My Faith

You don’t know what you don’t know

My almost 18-year-old son is working with a contractor for the summer, mostly landscaping. When he asked if I wanted to make the front…

Social Issues

God & Gender: In Marriage (Part 2)

Perhaps now more than ever, Americans find the idea of distinct gender roles as outdated, offensive, and oppressive. Much more preferable, many believe, is to recognize God-given gifts, regardless of gender. How does such thinking fit into the biblical view that Paul lays out in Ephesians chapter 5 where husbands are the “heads” of their wives and wives are called to submit to their husbands? How do biblically committed Christians winsomely explain these verses in our modern age?

Social Issues

Cancel culture

Cancel culture. A few years ago, I didn’t even know those words could be combined in a way that would make sense. Now, I…

Social Issues

God & Gender: In Marriage (Part 1)

Perhaps now more than ever, Americans find the idea of distinct gender roles as outdated, offensive, and oppressive. Much more preferable, many believe, is to recognize God-given gifts, regardless of gender. How does such thinking fit into the biblical view that Paul lays out in Ephesians chapter 5 where husbands are the “heads” of their wives and wives are called to submit to their husbands? How do biblically committed Christians winsomely explain these verses in our modern age?

Friends & Family

Will Your Kids Still Believe in God?

You don’t know if your kids will continue lives of faith. But here’s what you do know: God tells you to equip them.

Prayer

The eternal value of prayer

Years ago I heard about a small church in Texas. Forty of its members fought in WWII. With the men of the congregation gone,…

Friends & Family

You are your children’s refuge

King David is known as being a “man after the Lord’s own heart.”  So when his son King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 14:26, “Whoever…