What Should You Do With The Rest Of Your Life?

What Should You Do With The Rest Of Your Life?

We live in a world of a thousand choices. Like a child in line at the snack shop frozen by the myriad of options in front of him, so are many Christians today – who stand wondering, “What is God’s will for my life?” Their life is on pause as they wait to know what they should do with their life. It doesn’t have to be this way.

How Do You Connect Your Church And Home?

How Do You Connect Your Church And Home? My son paid me one of the biggest compliments that I can remember today. It came while I was laying in his bed with him during our nightly ritual. I was in the middle of telling both my older sons why I love being their dad when my oldest son whispered something under...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Childhood?

Are You Missing Your Child’s Childhood?

They grow up so fast, don’t they. When you have your first child, everyone reminds you that if you blink, they’ll be grown. You might smile, sheepishly agree, and then go about your day. But maybe we ARE actually missing their childhood and don’t even realize it.

A Word to White, Moderate Ministry Leaders

A Word to White, Moderate Ministry Leaders

It doesn’t feel good to be called out. In fact, it can be downright offensive. But for those who have the humility – as well as the courage – to examine their hearts, it can be transformative. I know. It has been for me.

Staying Put: An Update On The East’s

Staying Put: An Update On The East’s

The year, 2012, was mostly a blur for me. It was roughly a year ago I announced I was leaving the ministry I had worked with for 15 years to pursue that next place God had for me and my family. After months of praying and talking to different ministries, I accepted the role of Executive Director of Family Matters. That was in July. So much can change in 8 months….

My Finished Book List Of 2012

My Finished Book List Of 2012

Leaders read. Learners read. People who recognize they don’t have the market cornered on any particular subject read. It sharpens us. It enlightens us. It challenges us. It refreshes us. It gives us new perspective.

We’ve Grown Again: Introducing Our New Son

We’ve Grown Again: Introducing Our New Son

If we would have waited until it was a good time for my family to foster a child, we would have never started.

We had just said goodbye to our first foster daughter that we had for eight months on a Saturday. Two days later we welcomed our new foster son, Devan. The day he arrived, we knew he would be with us for good.

My Top Reasons Our Kids Are In Public Schools

My Top Reasons Our Kids Are In Public Schools

Should you homeschool your kids, put them in private school, or put them in public school? This seems to be a common topic for young parents, as well as one that stirs up strong debates in christian communities. I have a strong opinion on this, and I think the answer is clear.