100 Questions and Conversation Starters for Your Children

Happy thanksgiving everyone! Holidays can be a great time with family and friends but if you aren’t careful it can quickly descend into the whole family sitting silently in the same room scrolling through social media and watching you tube clips of monkey’s with machine guns. So this thanksgiving Jennifer and...

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Adoptiing Without Debt (Part 2)

In my previous post I talked about how we decided that debt wasn’t an option for us in the adoption process. If you haven’t read that post yet, you should – it will help make since of this one. Once we decided not to borrow money for the adoptions, we...

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The Church's Response to the Plight of Orphans

Since our teenage romance my wife and I have imagined ourselves being adoptive parents. We’ve been changed by the gospel and compelled by the plight of orphans in Haiti and around the world. We’ve discussed the possibility many times but for one reason or another we’ve never acted on it....

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Pastor Parent Priorities

(Pic of my oldest son Noah at Jamestown Plantation last week) I’m participating in a writing project right now for a church planter training slated to come out in the fall. I am writing the chapter on Pastoral Health.  Part of my chapter deals with family health.  I spent some...

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Where are the drowning people?

Let me guess. You love your kids, you love Jesus and you want your kids to love Jesus. You say to yourself, “Self, If I want my kids to love Jesus… so, I need to read the Bible to them”. So, you load up in the mini van and head...

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