Taking Back Your Marriage

For those of us with kids, you totally understand that sometimes a successful day is just keeping your kiddos alive, and that’s ok. Despite our valiant attempts to raise the most perfect, well-rounded little humans we possibly can, we fail. We fail because it’s not our duty to raise perfect children. It’s our duty to…

Silence on the Sabbath

In the beginning the Lord completed His creation work in 6 days and then set aside the 7th day to be a day of rest. He was teaching the people of Israel the importance of rest on the Sabbath.  Also a time of rest for the land every 7th year.  The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai: 2 “Speak…

Spring Cleaning

For a lot of you, you have been long awaiting the arrival of spring. For the last several weeks you’ve been anticipating bright new flowers, warmer weather, and beautiful butterflies. Not this guy. For me, spring means tissues, Benadryl, and nose spray. I totally get the whole “nature comes to life” thing and I really…

Sick Day

Earlier this week I woke up to find my beautiful wife asleep on our bathroom floor. After checking to see if she was still alive, I heard her whisper the two words no father ever wants to hear…“I’m sick.” Upon hearing those words, my mind shifted immediately to my 3 small ninja-monkeys that would soon…

Spiritual Contentment

con·tent (kənˈtent) – a state of peaceful happiness; a state of satisfaction Some of the most incredible people I have met throughout my life always seem to have one similar characteristic; contentment. Several different passages throughout Scripture teach us how we should be content with what the Lord has blessed us with. In fact, there…

Wise Investment

Starting back when our boys were young, my wife Jen and I have tried to get away without the children each year. Every married couple needs to keep their marriage a priority.  Your children need to know that your marriage is important to you.  Your spouse needs to know that your marriage is important to you.  If you can’t get…

Parenting Is Tough

Parenthood….It’s like looking both ways before you cross the street, only to get hit by an airplane. Parenting is the most stressful and most difficult thing you will ever do IF you are doing it right. Let’s face it, there are no perfect parents. We are all dysfunctional at best and while we try our…