No one expects an apple tree to produce an orange, but everyone expects an apple tree to produce an apple. A tree is known for the fruit it produces. Apple trees produce apples. Orange trees produce oranges. We don’t need a deep and challenging lesson in horticulture to get our heads around this truth. What … More Known by your fruit
I debated on making this letter public but after speaking with my daughter she too hopes it helps encourage another “senior” family that may be struggling with the reality that things will not be going as planned. Here is the letter…..we hope it encourages you. Sydney, None of us would have imagined that this would … More a letter to my graduate
I had the opportunity to sit down and visit with the hosts (Brooke and Faren) of the “Witty &Gritty” podcast. If you don’t follow these ladies you should stop what you’re doing right now….and connect with them! Their content is fresh, important, entertaining and helpful. They asked if I would be willing to sit down … More The Power of Vulnerability
I love going on road trips. When I was a child my parents set out to take my brother and me to as many states as possible before we left home. I think we hit about 45 of them so we saw a great deal of the United States. Many fond memories were made by … More Don’t miss it!
I’m not the most romantic guy. When it came time for me to propose to my wife I had to think long and hard about how to make it special. I’m old enough to remember the day when you proposed without recruiting an army of people to hide in the bushes and celebrate with you … More What is God doing?
I have spent the majority of my life a nervous wreck. Even when the rest of the world was experiencing relative peace I figured out a way to panic. I worried about the possibility of A.I.D.S. being airborne in the late 1980’s. I worried about the prospects of middle east tensions sparking World War III … More Never more hopeful
We have enjoyed a wonderful summer full of family fun. We have grappled with the reality that school is about to start. We have stormed the aisles of WalMart for school supplies. We have purchased clothes that meet the dress code requirements. We have met the teachers, roamed the halls and made plans to get … More The last thing I will do for my kids before school starts this year…
We are currently doing a series on Ephesians chapter 2 at our church and last week we focused on two short simple words on which the entire gospel message hangs. All too often I am guilty of reading through the scripture too quickly and I wind up missing some of the most powerful promises and … More but God…..
No parent wants to jack up their kids spiritual lives…..but doing so is easier than you think! Here are 3 tips for investing in your student’s spiritual development. … More Want to avoid jacking up your kids spiritual lives? Here are 3 things that will help!
My kids are filled with excitement as they anticipate the beginning of a new school year. We have bought new clothes, found backpacks that match their individual personalities, delivered supplies to their respective schools, met all the teachers……and now we wait. We wait as seconds tick off the clock. We wait with anticipation of what … More the most important school supply and none of the stores have it…..