How to be a Good Man

I recently had the pleasure of a phone call with a friend of mine who asked one of the most important questions: How can I teach my son to be a good man? This is a rich question to consider for so many reasons. For starters, we now live in a moment in time that … More How to be a Good Man

It Is Well

The perfect cup of coffee. The mountains. Sitting with my husband. Crossing a task off my list. Children asking for second helpings of a new dish. Those are places of peace and prosperity for me. Those are places of tranquility and safety, where everything is right in the world. Those are my “peace like a … More It Is Well

Growing in Assurance

As a pastor, I can tell you that we are so often the recipients of various questions. We are asked about current events, or our opinions on politics, or even controversies. There are some questions which are bound to a particular period and time, but there are also timeless classics that are certain to stroll … More Growing in Assurance

I Resolve to Pray

The New Year’s resolution game can sometimes profit a person, but I don’t put much stock into it. I have found that people often need to be at a place of desperation before they are willing to change. There has to be the recognition that what is going on must not be allowed to continue. … More I Resolve to Pray

Joy to the World

In our children’s Sunday school class, I have recently been teaching on the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5: 22-23), namely that these are not just external behaviors or tasks to accomplish. Instead, these are evidenced of the Holy Spirit within us that change the foundation of who we are. It is that of the … More Joy to the World

Read. Sing. Pray.

One of the foundational elements in our home is family worship. Now this idea is not new to us in any way. In fact, it was the common practice for many Christians for generations. Family worship does not involve the act of worshiping one’s family but of worshiping God with one’s family. This means that … More Read. Sing. Pray.

Still Thankful?

One of the regular practices in our church is to set apart a time each Lord’s Day to give thanks to God. Although I regularly compose my own prayers, I do love to utilize a broad spread of liturgical resources. One of my favorites is the English Book of Common Prayer. There we find a … More Still Thankful?

The Purpose of Marriage

Marriage. The God-given ordination of the union of one man and one woman for the rest of their lives till death do us part. That is already a rather controversial statement. But even for the Bible believing Christians who can agree on that, the purpose of marriage can be a little murky. What is the … More The Purpose of Marriage