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Pro (every) life meets relational needs

If the Christian church is passionate about protecting every life, then we will need to learn how to meet relational needs. When an unplanned…

Living My Faith

How to be a man

I have this black leather vest that I wear when I ride my motorcycle. It’s weathered with rain, sweat, sunscreen, and the remains of…

Friends & Family

A father who makes the Lord his trust

“Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust” (Psalm 40:4 ESV). In addition, blessed is the family of the man who makes…

Life’s Challenges

Plan for a train

Plan for a train One of my daughter’s track coaches was known for being that kind of coach—the one who set a high bar…

Friends & Family

Convicted yet forgiven

When my boys were younger, I took them to swimming lessons. One day I talked about my church to another mom. She responded, “I…

Living My Faith

The devil won’t get you

My family was driving through Alabama on our recent spring break trip when a billboard on I-65 suggested: “GO TO CHURCH! Or the Devil…

Prayer

Persist in prayer

Have you ever had an interaction with a toddler play out like this? “Mom, can I have a fruit snack?” “Well, you already had…

Bible 101

A hole and the whole

Recently, our 16-year-old son got his first phone. (Yes, we lean slightly toward the old-school way of life. . . . We also still…

Friends & Family

Blessings, not burdens

I was at the grocery store with my three kiddos when the cashier scanned the three bottles of wine I was buying for a…

Living My Faith

The weakest link

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link” is a proverb inspired from an 18th-century book by Thomas Reid.  Ideally, God’s visible…

Who is God?

Family is fleeting, but GOD is forever

Pastor Mark Jeske, the original Time of Grace pastor, once told me that I needed to be intentional about parenting in the early teenage…

Life’s Challenges

Helping boys become men

In the 90s, I was a regular on the church basement seminar circuit. One of my presentations was entitled, “Helping Boys Become Men.” It…