Whose life matters?

I try to avoid the predictable cycle. A black man’s life is lost.  In this case, George Floyd’s.  A white person in uniform took or played a role in taking it.  Society erupts with commentary.  Lines are drawn. Generalizations, while never entirely accurate, can serve a purpose.  Allow me to be general. Progressives cry systemic …

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To the pastor who has never live-streamed:

The church I grew up in did not have a phone, administrative office, or a full-time employee. My father worked another full-time job and pastored our church. Everyone else volunteered. My faith was developed just fine. Yet my heart grows heavy for pastors who have been called by God to shepherd smaller congregations during times like we are facing now.


3 Work Ethic Truths to Share With Your Children

I hate yard work. I have to do it to keep up our property, but I simply don’t enjoy it. I even bought a huge lawnmower to do it as fast as possible. And if there’s a plant I can’t run over with my lawnmower, I poison it with some kind of chemical.  You might …

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Setting Up Your Child For A Godly Marriage

I can see it now… A father and daughter holding hands outside a church. She’s in a long white dress, and he’s in a new suit. Just before the doors open and she walks down the aisle toward her soon-to-be-husband, her father looks at her and asks, “Are you sure you’re ready for this?” It’s …

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How to Raise a Godly Child

I’ve got six kids. But until I finish raising all of my kids and all of them turn out okay, I’ll never say that I personally have the advice to give you on parenting. Because really… the Bible says all you and I need to know about raising a child. We read in Deuteronomy 6:5-7… …

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5 Things I want for my children

You’ve probably heard that you have to start with the end in mind. It’s true of business. It’s true of education. It’s true of athletics and fitness. And it’s true of parenting. A discussion about parenting is a discussion about outcomes. All too often, we get so mired down in the daily responsibilities of parenting …

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Kids and School

Pastor, Where Should I Send My Kids To School?

Time moves fast.  The dog days of summer are here and passing quickly.  Those late mornings for the kids and warm days at the pool are quickly followed by a brand new school year.  Before you know it, school supplies will be on display at Target and Wal-Mart, vacations will come to an end, and …

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10 Steps for Leading Change Well

Change is amoral. This means it is neither good nor bad in and of itself. To put it simply, good change is good and bad change is bad. But one thing is inevitable about any living thing, change is always occurring. People change, cultures change, societies change, and in my world, churches change. One might …

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Fear the lord

Should Christians Fear The Lord?

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Fall of man

The Fall of Man

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