Adoption Update

A quick update on the status of our adoption! Thanks to everyone who has been praying along the way!

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Proverbs Omnibus #6

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 God […]

Dear Church, or Losing My Religion

Editor’s Note: July 4, 2016 This post was originally written on my phone during a plane ride and posted later that day after five hours of driving.  As a result of the time restraints I only had time to apply headers before posting.  Therefore, in this update I am adding source links to claims that […]

Christian Parenting by the Books, or Maybe Not So Much

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 quite […]

A Father’s Day Reflection

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 mother […]

A Comment on Bruce Jenner

I’m so tired of hearing about this and I was planning on ignoring the topic entirely, but I recently read an article from James over at the I 53:5 Project about the Christian response to it in which  I commented.  The comment got a bit lengthy and I thought I’d re-post it here. I see […]

Desiring God: Parenting in the Valley of Dry Bones

“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 that […]