Category: Relationships

  • Five Reasons NOT To Marry That Person: (3 of 5)

    This is an excerpt of a post previous published called “Five Reasons NOT To Marry That Person” from March 2012. Enjoy! Reason #3: Because you feel sorry for them. It is one thing to reach out to people in need, invest in their lives, and connect with people who need a friend. But you don’t […]

  • Five Reasons NOT To Marry That Person: (1-2 of 5)

    This is an excerpt of a post previous published called “Five Reasons NOT To Marry That Person” from March 2012. Enjoy! Reason #1: They are cheating on their spouse with you. Seriously now… two people stood up in front of their friends, family, and a bunch of wedding crashers and made promises to stay faithful to […]

  • My Priorities | #ThrowbackThursday

    Spiritual Growth doesn’t happen all on it’s own. It requires some priorities followed by some discipline. I’ve written on my own personal priorities in the past, and I’m re-posting them again. Spiritual growth is marked by consistency and discipline, but having the right priorities is essential. Discipline without the right priorities can lead to legalism, where we […]

  • A Saint Patrick’s Day Prayer

      Saint Patrick’s Day is like Thanksgiving for my family. We share a meal, a few laughs, and rally around our common Irish ancestry. There’s dancing, music, and memories made every year. I’ve already made the case that “Saint” Patrick is perhaps the greatest missionary since the Bible was written. And my wife Jennifer and […]

  • He Watches Me

    My youngest son is almost 6 months old. He smiles most of the time and is in that stage between rolling and crawling around on the floor. I try to get up close with him a lot each day and see how much I can make him laugh. The trick is to look him in […]

  • Some Resolutions

    You went back to work today and realized you never made any New Year’s Resolutions. You’ve listened to the coworkers who dropped money on gym memberships they won’t use, you heard big talk about diets when you know they’re going to hit Mighty Taco or Chik-fil-A next Tuesday, but still you’re wondering if you should have […]

  • Christmas Traditions

    Every year on December 6th (or close to it) our family celebrates Saint Nicholas Day. The kids love it because they get a small taste in their stocking of the gifts that are coming on Christmas Day. My wife and I love it because we get to share a small version of the history (and […]

  • Mentoring Lessons: Part 5 of 5

    This post is an excerpt from a previous post titled Mentoring: The Top Ten Things I Learned From Bill Ferrell. Each day this week i will repost two of the top ten mentoring lessons I learned. Enjoy! Mentoring doesn’t generally happen within the context of official programmed ministries, but rather through relationships. An example of this is the […]

  • Mentoring Lessons: Part 4 of 5

    This post is an excerpt from a previous post titled Mentoring: The Top Ten Things I Learned From Bill Ferrell. Each day this week i will repost two of the top ten mentoring lessons I learned. Enjoy! Mentoring doesn’t generally happen within the context of official programmed ministries, but rather through relationships. An example of this is the […]

  • Mentoring Lessons: Part 3 of 5

    This post is an excerpt from a previous post titled Mentoring: The Top Ten Things I Learned From Bill Ferrell. Each day this week i will repost two of the top ten mentoring lessons I learned. Enjoy! Mentoring doesn’t generally happen within the context of official programmed ministries, but rather through relationships. An example of this is the […]