Overcoming the 5 Common Roadblocks to Family Ministry

The other day, I was driving home from the store with my infant son. He had been an absolute dream the whole trip. So much so, I thought: “Hey, he’s been so awesome, I bet we can just get home and I feed him THERE instead of in the car. This is a great idea.” It WAS a great idea… … Read More

Held in God’s Hands

One of the things I am always on the lookout for as I read God’s Word is repeated words and phrases, especially those that show up throughout the Bible (because those might contribute to a broader theme). My reading plan spans multiple parts of the Bible (Psalm, Old Testament, Gospel, and Epistle), and recently a theme stuck out to me: … Read More

What Does It Mean to Fear the Lord?

I am a few weeks into following the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) for my daily Bible reading. For most of the year, the elections, or texts, include a reading from the Old Testament, a Psalm, an Epistle, and a Gospel. Recently, I have been reading in the book of Acts and I came to chapter 9. Leading up to this … Read More

The Roots of Faith in the Middle of Discouragement

Have you ever had a week so discouraging, you text people to pray for you? Me too. In fact, last week was that week for me. Unexpected, the family we rent our small half-duplex to moved out. Our 10 year old daughter was hit in the temple with a softball before a game and doctors thought she had a fractured … Read More