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

Light for the Lost Boy by Andrew Peterson

In the summer after I graduated high school, I worked as an intern for my church.  One of my duties was to clean out the youth closet (The interns that we have now still clean out the youth closet every summer.  It was such a theological experience, I feel like it should continue). There was … Continue reading Light for the Lost Boy by Andrew Peterson

Faith and Butterfly Wings

Yesterday Knox and I were going on a special mission.  I was determined to move a big rock in my yard to a permanent location down at the creek near the museum.  However, the rock was not as light as I had remembered it. Actually, I could only roll it, and there was no way … Continue reading Faith and Butterfly Wings

Enjoy the Journey

Recently, I went up to Stone Mountain State Park with High School Students, our youth interns, and some adults for a little hike. It was a great time hanging out and trekking through some of God’s wonderful creation. By the power of his word, God created the world and by the power of His word … Continue reading Enjoy the Journey

Vacation Bible School

For as long as I can remember, one of my summer rituals has been going to Vacation Bible School (VBS). For many years, I attended as a student. I looked forward to the recreation time and the red Kool-aid and butter cookies for snack. I would have never bought those cookie for myself if I … Continue reading Vacation Bible School

A Few Good Books…Something for Everyone

I have tried to keep a number of books on hand to read. Here are a few that I have read over the last several months. Some of these may be helpful to you and others not. The Soul Winner by Charles H. Spurgeon - This was a book that was recommended by Mark Dever … Continue reading A Few Good Books…Something for Everyone

Beware the Numbness

Earlier today, I went on an adventure with several teenage students from our church. It wasn't necessarily a wild and crazy adventure to the wiles and unknown of this world. We went to a little section of greenway located conveniently behind the property of our church. However, where there are a few trails, cliffs, and … Continue reading Beware the Numbness