Today is July 4th, Independence Day in America. It will be filled with parades, flags, barbecues, parties and gatherings, watermelons, military tributes, fireworks, and of course... ...lots of "God bless America!"s. Which has had me thinking and praying about - how much Christians . . .
Dear friends -- a few notes about the following post: - This post is unusually long. I don’t and won’t make a practice out of writing long posts. Your time (and mine) is precious, and fiercely allocated. I am sensitive to this. However, the nature and importance of this particular . . .
(I was reminded today that I had written a version of this a year ago, and now I hear the Lord whisper to me to post it here...) Where is your accuser? Why do you sometimes walk out life with fear, shame, guilt, and feelings of being unloved or not right? The reason is . . .
Being a parent is hard. Being a leader of people is also hard. In both of these roles, one is repeatedly tasked with correction, discipline, redirection, counseling, encouraging and nurturing - sometimes to those who are stubborn and not listening. This is tiring, and requires a soft . . .
While Marie and I were just engaged to be married, long before we would become parents, we had already discussed and debated at length the names of our future children. When the time came for us to actually and imminently prepare to have a child, our discussions heated up immensely. Hours and hours . . .