Set Free!

Ever visited a prison before? Last month I had the opportunity to visit a friend in prison for the second time. My friend has already served many years of a life sentence, but he is hopeful that in the next few years he will get parole. We had a wonderful visit and it was fascinating (and […]

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Sin Detox

Around five years ago, I started to wonder about my diet. I was constantly dealing with migraines and my overall health wasn’t that good. Part of my problem was a serious heart condition, but I also started to wonder if I was gluten intolerant. Both of my sisters dealt with that and I started to […]

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The Blessing of Marriage

Stephane and I were married ten years ago tomorrow – July 26th, 2008. It has been an amazing journey and I am grateful to God for my wife. Here are just a few of the things I have learned from our decade-long marriage:   The importance of praying together. Steph and I pray together every […]

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The Shame of the Gospel

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16 Let’s make an assumption here. The apostle Paul would not have said these words if he didn’t feel there was reason to be ashamed. If there were nothing shameful about the gospel, […]

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Pastoral Envy

The tenth commandment reads as follows: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s” (Exodus 20:17). This is simple enough to understand – don’t envy your neighbor for what […]

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The Destructiveness of Sin

Do you remember the Old Testament story of Amnon and Tamar? I figured. It is one of those often overlooked Bible stories even though it is intensely practical. Rather than summarizing the story for you, I thought I would give you the text from 2 Samuel 13:1-15: Now Absalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, […]

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The Gift of Marriage

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 […]

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