Mother’s Day. So many mixed emotions. To be honest, for most men – especially fathers – this holiday evokes stress and frustration because most of us are not really good (but should be) at remembering things and doing things on time without our wives. AMAZON PRIME TO THE RESCUE! I want to take just a … Continue reading Husbands of Moms
His name was Larry. I don’t remember his name because I hold him specifically responsible, but because I just don’t remember having very many friends named Larry in my life. It sticks out. He lived across the street, was as year older and was plagued by the influence of an older brother. So, it should … Continue reading Dads, Moms, and Mr. Hefner
Recently my wife and I welcomed our second child into the world. Weighing in at 6lbs, 10oz he is a beautiful bundle. We are yet again overwhelmed by God’s grace and generosity. Since having two boys our feet haven’t touched the ground – come to think of it, neither have our heads hit the pillow, … Continue reading No, New Dad, I Disagree
Two of my favorite sporting events each year are the NFL Draft and the NBA Draft. I have no idea why, but for some reason I really love sitting down and watching each team makes their selection. I’m not particularly drawn to the drama or suspense. Seeing the sometimes-outlandish wardrobes can be entertaining, I guess. … Continue reading The Humble Husband
With the privilege to serve in College and Young Adult Ministry for almost ten years comes the frequent question, “how do you know when you’ve found the one?” If it's not that question specifically, it is a conversation about whether or not a guy or a girl can imagine themselves marrying a specific someone. I … Continue reading Love Who Your Spouse Is? Or What Your Spouse Does?
Since the grand-narrative of Scripture begins with a wedding (Genesis 2:22-24) and ends with a wedding (Revelation 19:6-9) it would make sense that Jesus would begin His public earthly ministry at a wedding. It is no secret that the purpose behind Jesus turning water into wine is the same purpose behind every one of His … Continue reading Your Family Tree
If you have ever had a baby you know the exact moment I am about to describe. The moment when your expectations have a massive, violent collision with reality. My expectations when I woke up that morning were that everything would go great. That my two month old baby boy would be happy and smiley … Continue reading Fatherhood & Storms