Reflection on a Parenting Workshop

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 8:30a - 5:00p, 21 folks gathered to engage in Dr. Kevin Leman's "Have a New Kid by Friday" parenting curriculum. This is a reflection video on the format of the...

5 “What It Means to be a Man” Statements and 8 Marriage Anniversary Questions

This morning, my oldest daughter, Sari, who is 9 years-old, was digging through our journals. She wasn't meaning to do anything conniving, but it was a little unsettling when she walked into our bedroom...

Family Trip to Hungary

Amanda and I and our two girls, Sari and Macie, are going to Hungary to visit for a couple of weeks at the end of April and the beginning of May. I have been involved...

Offending Cultures

I'm currently sitting in a coffee shop in Hayward next to a group of people talking a lot and sharing lots of stories. After the group had been sitting for a bit, another member...

“Calling People Out”

A friend of mine was sharing a story about a time (some 20 years ago) when he was at Lake Hayward Beach area (in Hayward, WI) and a mother was asking her older daughter...

What are Christians to do?

What is a normal, everyday Christian capable of and expected to do in the kingdom of God, the church? I don't think we define it concretely enough. Do they have to ingest one Christian book a month, study...

Forgiveness Always Comes w/ a Cost

If you were to come across an individual bashing your car with a baseball bat. What would you do? You would probably call the police! What if, when the police officer arrives, the offender apologizes to...
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Human Beings are Vitally Important in the Transmission of the Gospel

I grew up in church. My parents brought me to church every single Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday night. It was part of the culture of our family. It’s what we did. So I...

Out of Control and Into God’s Control

It has been 14 days since I felt in control. 14 days. For the last 14 days I have been recovery from a tonsillectomy. I have not been able to work. I have been quite dependent...

Introductions.

This past week I had been invited to share at Victory Mountain Camp's 2nd and 3rd grade Kids Camp. I was on deck to share 4 sessions: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. I used these...

Reading the Bible.

Back in February, I wrote this after my men's small group that meets on Tuesday mornings: "I was convicted this morning of a story my friend shared of a guy who would read through the...

I Got a New Job

I got a new job! Well, kinda. I have "new" job parameters. Pastor Loretta Sunderland has been the High School Youth pastor for over 15 years and she is transitioning into a new role at Hayward...