Category: Relationships

  • Parenting: Sometimes we see painful reminders

    There are some people I just can’t understand. Walk through a store like Wal-Mart some time and you’ll generally see at least one parent shouting insults at their child in front of everyone else. I just don’t get that. Everyone’s home life is different, from schedules to relationships. I totally get that and I realize […]

  • Parenting: Being a Parent involves effort

    From the first few nights in the hospital room I knew I had work to do. My wife was recuperating, my son was sleeping wrapped in his blankey, and I was the guy hired to greet the nurses that came into the room every half hour or so. I would get up at night when […]

  • Parenting: Since becoming a dad, I’ve learned…

    Since becoming a dad, I’ve learned even more that I am not the most important person in my life. I’ve learned more about my role in the lives of other people. I cringe when I hear parents talk about the burden their children are, about how their lives have been changed for the worse and […]

  • Parenting: My responsibilities have changed

    While sitting in the first few rows at my church, I once heard a guest speaker named Pastor Mark Driscoll say that this: “…the longer someone is single, the longer they have to learn how to become selfish.” My first thought as a College & Singles Pastor was “Oh man. They’re going to hate him. […]

  • What’s In A Name?

    What’s in a name? It depends on who you ask. In Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Pulp Fiction” Butch Coolidge once said that in America, names don’t mean anything (or something similar I won’t repeat here). I’ve always found that interesting, because naming a child is a one shot deal. Throughout the Bible and indeed in many ancient cultures, […]