A quick update on the status of our adoption! Thanks to everyone who has been praying along the way!
After nearly 16 months of waiting to bring our daughter home, and over 5 years of what seemed to be ongoing trials and tribulations, I have had to make a hard decision about my walk with God.
This is the story of the struggle that nearly broke my faith.
1. Honor God with Your Best “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will be bursting with wine.” – Proverbs 3:9-10 Ah, this verse… it’s a favorite of the Prosperity gospel movement. “Give us money and GodContinue reading “Proverbs Omnibus #6”
I have three sons: Eli (7), Liam (5), and Ari (2.5). We have a lot of fun together but like every family we have our share of conflicts. Thankfully because of their ages they are minor and usually inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, however we do take things like disrespect and disobedience quiteContinue reading “Christian Parenting by the Books, or Maybe Not So Much”
Those of you who have been following this blog for a while have heard bits and pieces of the story with my father. My biological father passed away when I was a year old. I grew up with my amazing grandfather as the male influence in my life and when I was eleven my motherContinue reading “A Father’s Day Reflection”
“They said they were sorry. They picked up their toys with force and temper. They mouthed ‘yes, sir.’ Though you’ve taught them the form of what to feel, do, and say, you recognize in these moments how helpless you are to change their hearts. This is when we need the same thing Ezekiel did thatContinue reading “Desiring God: Parenting in the Valley of Dry Bones”
I remember my mother telling me as a teenager, “When you have your own children I hope they act just like you did when you were little…” At the time I sat back, laughing and thinking to myself, “Ha! Like that will happen…”
Well, yeah… that happened…
Try as I might to avoid it, my little boys act an awful lot like their old man and it’s not always pretty…
I have been a father for six years now and, I hate to admit it, but I feel like most of that time has been spent just floating through fatherhood without much intentionality. I now have three sons: Eli (6), Liam (4), and Ari (1.5). I don’t want my life to be focused on theContinue reading “A Dad’s New Year Dedication”