Chasing cars: when pursuing passion doesn’t honor your design

I have a pug. Just saying it feels like a confession.  You see pugs aren’t really impressive or practical dogs.  They were literally bread to be lap dogs.  So when we moved a few years ago from a small city lot, to a home with a few acres, it was an adjustment for our pug … More Chasing cars: when pursuing passion doesn’t honor your design

Faith can move mountains, but what about mole hills?

When facing impossible circumstances, it’s easy to run to God. When there are no other options, faith can suddenly appear. But what happens when in the midst of a crisis, we become distracted by minor problems.  When my wife was pregnant with our third daughter, we faced the biggest challenge we had ever encountered to … More Faith can move mountains, but what about mole hills?

Mother’s Day 

Today we are honoring mothers. They should be honored for lots of reasons, most of which are pretty obvious. A mom is someone who puts herself on hold to bring life to someone else. She’s someone who loves unconditionally and forgives repeatedly. She sacrifices more than anyone around her knows. She experienced more pain bringing … More Mother’s Day 

Unanswered prayers

 Have you ever needed something? Not a want, but a true need. Like a “if-this-doesn’t-happen-I-don’t-know-what-I’ll-do” need.  These are the kind of situations that drive us to our prayer closet like never before, we might even enlist others to pray for us.  Maybe you put out a call on facebook or come to the front of … More Unanswered prayers

The difference between being valued and being valuable. 

 It may seem like a small difference, but it’s something that can have a huge impact. When someone values a person, they esteem them for who they are, not what they can provide. When someone treats someone as valuable, it may seem like the same thing, but in actuality, they are esteeming the benefit that … More The difference between being valued and being valuable. 

Broken relationships, and the myth of compromise: exploited givers, wounded takers, and a way forward

This may be wrong, but I don’t believe compromise is a biblical truth. As it relates to relationships, compromise entails both people losing a little. As it relates to an individual, compromising what you believe trades eternal reward for temporary gain.   Despite this, I was advised time and time again early in my marriage, … More Broken relationships, and the myth of compromise: exploited givers, wounded takers, and a way forward