Archives for January 2017

Leading With Rejection

My mother was the youngest one of two older sisters who wrongfully despised her because of the differences she possessed. She was despised among her sister’s because she did not resemble or share any of their characteristics. They couldn’t comprehend why my mother had to be the distinctively different one of the bunch. But I’ve […]

The Importance of Prayer for Kids

One of the most important jobs for a parent is to teach our children the skills they need to survive in this world. That responsibility is no more apparent than when our children reach an age where they can learn how to pray. When we teach our children to pray, we introduce them to Jesus […]

There is Power in Prayer

Sometimes I think the hardest part of being a Christian is acknowledging the fact that there are many of those we hold deeply in our hearts do not profess the same convictions that we do. They do not recognize Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; they may not even acknowledge God. It might be parents, […]

When You Can’t Find the Answer

Sometimes the week just feels particularly long. I spend all week doing my best to keep my raging thoughts at bay, just below the surface to where I know they’re there, but I can’t feel their disturbance. But now, the end of the week has me strained from my efforts and I cannot try any […]

Probably, definitely, the best part of marriage.

Sunday mornings are probably my favorite around here. Usually, I’ve had the opportunity to rest a bit the day before so some Sundays I wake up feeling slightly rested in spite of chronic pain and fatigue. We get up a little earlier than we need so that we can get ready for our Lord’s special […]