Playing the Long Game

I have never been so unprepared and naïve as I was when I stepped into parenting. If you’re honest, you probably had the same experience.   We set out on this journey of parenthood with dreams of sweet cuddle sessions, teaching them how to ride a bike or play catch, and creating those picture-perfect moments to post on […]

Read More

Embracing Hope in Our Fight Against Depression

Whether we know it or not, depression impacts all of us. There are more than three hundred million people who suffer from depression worldwide¹. Even if we don’t suffer from depression, we probably know someone who does.    Depression doesn’t discriminate. It affects people of all races, ages, genders, and belief systems. In fact, a person can […]

Read More

I Am a Recovering Skeptic

Recently, a friend asked me to pray for his healing. As I prayed, I wondered if I really believed God could heal my friend and if I should ask someone else to pray instead. Did I want God to heal him? Of course! Do I believe God can heal him? Of course! So why did […]

Read More

Leaving the Nest

Recently, I rolled four oversized suitcases — my daughter’s entire bedroom — through the airport to board a 20-hour, round-the-world flight to Sydney, Australia. Once there, my wife and I settled our daughter into college housing, spent a few days saying goodbye and then left her with no friends, no family, and no return ticket […]

Read More

How You Helped Me Slay My Dragon

In folklore, dragons are formidable enemies. They usually terrorize and bully a group of people until a valiant character finds the courage to face the dragon and defeat it. We, as believers and followers of Jesus, do the same thing. We all have dragons in our own lives – fear, insecurities, and sin cycles. We […]

Read More

WHY WOULD JESUS DO THAT?

If you have read any of my previous posts, you will know that my life is constantly framed by the fact that my wife and I do foster care and have adopted two children as a result. We are regularly working with our youngest adopted daughter to get better with her anger issues and to […]

Read More

THINK ON THESE THINGS

A few years ago, my family went through a season of transition. There were some major transitions. In that season, we moved four times in just over a few months. It was difficult for me as an adult, but I knew this kind of transition could be traumatically difficult for my children who at the […]

Read More

SUMMER TIPS TO STAY SPIRITUALLY FIT

The other day an email came into my inbox entitled, “Summer Tips To Stay Fit On Vacation”. It went on to say, “Struggling to stay fit on vacation? Delve into some helpful tips to prioritize your fitness goals this summer.” The article shared several steps you could take to enjoy all the fun that Summer […]

Read More