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...

Messy Madness // event

Yesterday, a number of families participated in an event we called: Messy Madness. It was an event for the whole family (mainly targeted to families with elementary-aged children). We played: bubble gum art three-legged race in a...

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...

I Just Deleted the Facebook App Off My Phone

I just deleted the Facebook app off of my phone. I'm just disgusted with it. Now, I'm not a Facebook hater in the least. I have had an account on the popular social media site since...

A Practical Lesson in “Driving” Hospitality

I found myself behind a very slow moving vehicle on my way home from the church the other day. I wasn't too worried because I thought surely this car doesn't the EXACT route I...
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Week in Review #9

Friday, Feb 21 - Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 Week #9 Synopsis Vacation in Florida @ Disney World source YouTube

We Don’t Go Far Enough…

I don't think we go far enough in our teachings of Scripture to children, youth or adults. It's been modeled to me and I see it all over current curriculum that we teach and implore...

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...
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Week in Review #7

Friday, Feb 7 - Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 Week #7 Synopsis Sermon Retreat in the WI Dells Youth group story in Mark's Gospel Jump Rope for Heart and playground city vision source YouTube

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...

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...

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...