When Trusting in God Means Putting Faith in My Husband

When Trusting in God Means Putting Faith in My Husband

Husband: "What if I feel like God is calling us to plant a church?" Wife: Stares into space, pretending not to hear. Just over a year prior to this "conversation," we had picked up and moved ourselves and our 3-year-old and 2-year-old from Texas to Georgia, which was basically a completely different planet for this native Texan. … [Read more...]

Different from Our Parents, Starting in the Kitchen

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Supermarkets have changed in the last thirty years. Indeed, they’ve had more than a face-lift since my childhood in the eighties, but the change I speak of is not the updated décor or the appearance of Redbox kiosks. Since those golden years, I have witnessed the appearance of “organic” foods, along with the disappearance of the time-worn question “paper or plastic?” Paper … [Read more...]

The Night My Son Jesus Juked Me

The Night My Son Jesus Juked Me

My need for grace is best learned through my relationship with my wife and my children. There are some days when I think I’ve nailed it—work was productive, I came home and spent quality time with my family, we had meaningful conversations, there were opportunities to serve, lead, and love before bedtime, and everything is prepped and ready for the new day before I close my … [Read more...]

How I’m Finding Freedom in Submission

How I’m Finding Freedom in Submission

The flowers were in place. The candles were lit. The bridesmaids were beautifully adorned in their navy dresses with their hair all in up-dos and ready to precede me. I, in white dress and white face, anxiously awaited the moment I would walk down the aisle. During the ceremony, our overzealous young preacher friend (who had preceded us in marriage by a whole 6 months) … [Read more...]