This past month marked 10 years since Steph and I were engaged. It has been an amazing journey for the two of us, and I am thrilled that the Lord has blessed me with such a wonderful wife. With it being 10 years since our engagement, I got to thinking about how it all went […]Read More The Strangest Marriage Proposal…..Ever
Being a father has been a big learning experience for me. Seven years ago when the Lord blessed Steph and I with twin daughters, I never dreamed all that God would teach us. Indeed, children are a wonderful blessing in many ways, but one of the surprises was that I have learned much about […]Read More Like Father, Like Son: How God Uses Parenting to Teach Us
Over the past few years, Stephane and I had heard about Elf on the Shelf, mostly through Facebook. It looked like a neat idea, but we chose not to participate. Then in November 2016, Stephane became aware of The Shepherd’s Treasure, which was being branded as an alternative to Elf on the Shelf. We […]Read More A Review of “The Shepherd’s Treasure”
As a pastor, I have discovered that just the thought of “family worship” or “family devotions” can be overwhelming to Christian parents. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is because parents think they need to duplicate the Sunday morning worship service. The reality is that family worship doesn’t have to be complicated. Quite simply, […]Read More Committing to Family Worship
“Gordon and Emma met at a church function. She was an admirable young woman, and he was a fairly new pastor. Their wedding day seemed to be the launch of a godly couple in the promise of fruitful ministry in the decades ahead. But just a few days into their honeymoon, all of Emma’s dreams […]Read More Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment
As a pastor, I have discovered that just the thought of “family worship” or “family devotions” can be overwhelming to Christian parents. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is because parents think they need to duplicate the Sunday morning worship service. The reality is that family worship doesn’t have to be complicated. Quite simply, […]Read More What is Family Worship?
Many people argue that male leadership (in the home and church) is simply a result of the fall of man and not as God originally intended things to be. John Piper disagrees and responds in this way. Nine evidences in Genesis 1-5 that man’s leadership is an order of creation and not a result of […]Read More Is Male Leadership Simply a Result of the Fall?
1. Companionship: “Then the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him” (Genesis 2:18). “Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?” (Amos 3:3). 2. Enjoyment: “Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your […]Read More 10 Purposes of Marriage
“Sexuality is designed by God as a way to know God in Christ more fully. Knowing God in Christ more fully is designed as a way of guarding and guiding our sexuality.” So argues John Piper in his book “Sex and the Supremacy of Christ.” In order to help the reader better understand what he […]Read More The Relationship Between Sex and Knowing Christ
Stephane and I were married four years ago today – July 26th, 2008. I am grateful to God for my wife and I would like to share some of the things I have learned from our marriage: 1. The importance of praying together. Steph and I pray together every day. As the saying goes, “couples […]Read More The Gift of Marriage