An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her 3rd Birthday

My dearest daughter, As I reflect on the last three years of watching you grow, I’m overcome with emotion. I’m overcome because I still cannot believe God blessed me with such a smart, spirited, loving and beautiful daughter. I stare at you sometimes because I cannot believe you came from your father and me. You are truly the best parts of both of us. Many times when I look into your beautiful … [Read more...]

Spiritual Preparation for Back to School

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother” –which is the first commandment with a promise—that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth” Ephesians 6:1-3 (NIV). It’s that time of year again, “Back to School,” and many parents including myself are freaking out. We’re freaking out because we have small children entering … [Read more...]

Are You Suffering from Spiritual Lymphedema?

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” Hebrews 12:1 (NIV). I have been talking about sin and watching “My 600-lb Life” on TLC, which doesn’t make for a good combination because I had a crazy dream the other night influenced by … [Read more...]