Proverbs on Wives

So proverbs has quite a lot to say about wives. I have a good one. How about you? Good Wife: 1.   Finding her is like finding a treasure. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband. (12:4) He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor...

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The Next Nine Years

A few years ago I read THIS BOOK about raising boys. The concepts in the book were helpful but the actual plan the book presents just wasn’t my style. Nevertheless the book got me thinking about helping my sons (3) become men… My kids were young so it was one...

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That We May Live Before Him

I spent some time in Florida with my mother and step father this past week. Our last day home we spent a few hours digging through a box of old pictures and news paper clippings. In the box I found the engagement announcement for my mother and father and was...

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Surfing @ St. Augustine

I’m spending the week in Florida visiting family and relaxing a bit. The first day of the trip Jennifer and I started reading a novel together, the main character was a surfer… so I decided to carry the theme throughout our trip. Today we rented a long board from the...

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What to Sacrifice?

Here are a few more excerpts from the Church Planter material I have been working on… “If I had a dollar for ever time someone has advised me not to “sacrifice my family on the altar of ministry” I could travel to Home Depot and buy all the materials necessary...

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A Few Updates

Trying to catch up here a bit on the happenings of my life. Pillar Church is going through some really exciting times right now. A few weeks ago a Marine in our congregation (Roy Garza) shared with our congregation his desire to plant a new church near the south gate...

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My Valentine

On this day in 1996 – in the Burger King parking lot in Palatka, Florida, I very nervously asked Jennifer Goodwin if she would consider going out on a date with me. She said yes and now 14 years,9 houses, 4 kids, and 37,500 diapers later we are still loving...

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Traveling With Ruthe

I’m riding a bus between DC and NYC right now (wi-fi on a bus? Wow!) with my 5-year-old daughter Ruthe. Ruthe and I are going to spend the day today in NYC before flying out to Reykjavik tonight to visit our good friends the Garmans. This is a sweet trip...

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Family as Flock

In preparation for our upcoming sermons series “Man of the House” I have been thinking about the pastoral nature of the husband’s role in the home… The church almost never teaches on this subject and many varieties of Christian men exist within our churches. I have made a list of...

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New Series @ Pillar

This Sunday @ Pillar we begin a new series called, Man of the Hosue. I’ll be preaching to men for the next 5 weeks. We are exploring the importance for Christian men to embrace their God given role of spiritual headship in the home. We are asking the men of...

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