Book Recommendation: My Father’s Dragon

This week, my son Knox and I read a fabulous book called My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. The narrator tells a fun tale about her father, a young boy named Elmer Elevator. Elmer travels to Wild Island at the recommendation of an old alley cat for the purpose of rescuing a baby dragon. Laughs and … Continue reading Book Recommendation: My Father’s Dragon

God is Able. God is Good

Tonight I am teaching on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. You know the famous story of the three young men who would not bow to King Nebuchadnezzar's golden image. This story in Daniel 3 along with the other narratives in Daniel tend to get mashed together in a "Dare to be..." series. It is true that … Continue reading God is Able. God is Good

Coming Home

"Home is not as much of a place as it is somewhere that you belong, somewhere that you are accepted." Tim Keller Over the past several years left the country to go on a mission trip. Our church has been very involved in missions over the last decade, and I decided to try to go … Continue reading Coming Home

Help My Unbelief

There are things that I believe and yet often times I doubt them. I believe that God will provide everything I need.  I believe that he will meet all of my needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). And yet when money is tight at the end of the month, the … Continue reading Help My Unbelief

Wherever You Are, Be All There

Jim Elliot was an American evangelical missionary who was killed in Ecuador while participating in a mission to one of the local people groups. Jim Elliot, along with four other men, are motivation for modern Christians and missionaries.  I would venture to say that the death of Elliot along with the others did much to … Continue reading Wherever You Are, Be All There

He Knows What We Need

I am blessed with wonderful children.  Some days I think I am a great dad. Other days, I'm okay. And then there are days when I am simply lousy.Sometimes my children need things, and I can provide for them quickly. Sometimes I can figure it out before they ask. Other times, I get lucky and … Continue reading He Knows What We Need

A Mother’s Day Prayer

Our Father, God, creator of all things.  We praise you for all things and in all things.  We especially praise you and thank you today for mothers.  On a day that has been set aside to honor our mothers we lift up prayers of petition on behalf of mothers. We pray for new mothers who … Continue reading A Mother’s Day Prayer

Waking Up Free

When I woke up this morning, I was frustrated.  It was 5:04 am and I was up in order to go workout. My little girl cried and asked where I was going.  I lay back down with her and waited as patiently as I could until her breathing went rhythmic. I really enjoy my morning … Continue reading Waking Up Free

I’ll Come Back

For the last several months, my son has wanted to go to school.  I know this is unusual and in about 5-10 years, this will not be his sentiment toward school. But, as of now I think it is pretty cool.  I want him to be a young man who is inquisitive and wants to … Continue reading I’ll Come Back

Joy in the Journey

This fall, I read through the Hobbit with 11 other people.  We met at my house.  We read the story out loud. We laughed, we sang, we scratched our heads, we ate, we played. It was refreshing. On Monday nights for an average of an hour and a half we used our imagination as we … Continue reading Joy in the Journey