Everyone needs hope. We might even say that hope is essential to life. When people feel like they don’t have hope, they get depressed. In the most extreme cases of hopelessness, some are willing to attempt suicide. And while most suicide attempts are unsuccessful, sadly 5% actually succeed. You can make the case that there […]Read More Hope for the New Year
A couple weeks ago in church something extraordinary happened to me. We were preparing for our Advent reading when I invited all the children to come forward to the front of the church. Elizabeth and Anna are now old enough to be a part of these kinds of activities, and so my wife Stephane started […]Read More The Father’s Love
My twin daughters are no different than any other children their age (almost 16 months). They love to play, they love to chatter, they love to mimic, they love to eat, and they are sinners by nature. That last one probably came as a surprise to you, but it’s true. Don’t get me wrong, I […]Read More Law and Grace in Parenting
How often do you make plans? I can safely answer that question for you – every single day. Planning is a regular part of life and we can’t escape it. Be it something as small as what we will eat tonight or something as big as the person we will marry. Whatever it is, we […]Read More The Heart of Man Plans His Way, But….
Everyone needs a Paul, a Barnabas, and a Timothy in life. This saying carries a pretty simple meaning, but when applied, it can be transformative. One way of explaining this would be to say, everyone needs a mentor, an associate, and an apprentice. We all need someone to build into our lives and mentor us, […]Read More Everyone Needs a Paul, a Barnabas, and a Timothy
Those of you who have followed this blog over the last year will know that parenting has served as a powerful teaching tool in my life. Yes, I am now pretty good at changing diapers and things of that nature, but my education goes beyond that. The Lord has used parenting in my life to […]Read More The School of Parenting