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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to unplug for 11 days. As a church planter, these times seem to be few and far between. So when the opportunity was possible, and my team was willing to take care of things while I was gone, my family and I jumped at the opportunity. I owe a very […]

Let It Go

While in New Orleans for Christmas, we were around all of our family. One of my nephew’s and Bryson, who are both around 2-3 years old, watched the movie Frozen everyday and three times a day. Even if it was just on in the background, they insisted on having it playing. That song… That wonderful crazy, catchy, […]

Family and Fun

We live in a society that praises money. We all have bills and debts to be paid and somewhere along the way we try and save, so that one day, we can break the cycle. Money is a scary word to most people because of the overwhelming pressure to have as much as possible. Between […]

New Year Resolution #Fail

I just read a stat that says 92% of all New Year’s resolutions fail in the first 30 days. To be honest, I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. It is almost as if you make them knowing that you will not keep them. I know that it might just be play on words but I do […]

Starting with the End in Mind…

It’s the beginning of the year. It’s New Year’s Resolution time. Some people like the idea of creating resolves each year. Others feel like they are just going to fail, so why even try. Some of you reading this may have even given up on what you said you wanted to do on January 1, […]

God is Great and God is Good

Most of you will know that dinnertime prayer we all heard growing up. Say it with me: God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food …. Now the first two phrases are the most important things you need to know about God. When you are financially stressed, your family isn’t […]

Casting Christmas: Who Do I Identify With?

In December, we went through the series called “Casting Christmas” at Connection Church. Shawn asked us to reflect at the end of the sermon by asking: Which character do you identify with? Good Reputation like the prophets Faith like Mary Trust like Joseph Patience like Simeon Resilience like Anna Proclaiming like the Angels Watching like […]

Lord Teach Us To pray

One of my favorite authors on prayer, E.M. bounds, said “Faith, and hope, and patience and all the strong, beautiful, vital forces of piety are withered and dead in a prayerless life. The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer.” The disciples […]

5 Important Family Questions:

During the past three weeks we have been in a sermon series called “The Family Table”. This series has yielded some great feedback. The entire idea behind the series is to define the “seats” or the roles of each family member as seen in Scripture. God has specific designs for the man, the woman, the […]

Plant Seeds Today That Will Bloom in Generations to Come

My youngest son turns two years old today!  It amazes me how quickly he has grown and developed his own unique God given personality, so much different than my oldest son who is almost 7 years old.  Raising two young men is a huge responsibility.  They will be someones husband one day, someones father and […]