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.

What Your Kids Most Want To Hear About

What Your Kids Most Want To Hear About

We all have one. Everyone’s is different, which makes it all the more interesting. We don’t recognize how valuable it is until we are unfamiliar with it. If you tell it to your kids, they’ll sit and listen intently. So what is this thing that kids want so badly to know about?

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanks to Norman Rockwell, it never seems that Thanksgiving lives up to the hype that surrounds it. After all, based on his painting, we all hope for that picturesque moment when we all sit down – in perfect unity – to enjoy an exquisite meal all while we laugh, talk, cry and simply be….together. I guess there’s always next year.

Big, Huge Announcement: Introducing Our New Daughter

Big, Huge Announcement: Introducing Our New Daughter

Thousands of years ago, God shared his plan with Abram. It went something like this… “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing” (Gen 12:2). A few years ago my wife and I realized that we, too, had been blessed. This wasn’t for our own enjoyment, but so that we could be a blessing to others.