Lauren, why do you ALWAYS do that?!?

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash So maybe the above picture is a little bit of an embellishment when seeking to describe the conflict that happens in a lot of marriages? Or maybe it isn’t? My bride and I are going on seventeen years of marriage and though there are many roads of conflict we have often traveled,…

My weekly mtg w/my bride…

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash. There have been too many weeks and months go by where intentionality seemed like a pipe-dream. My places of service in years past (and where I currently serve) have required that I think weeks and month ahead and work diligently towards being organized. For whatever reason, that same intentionality has been flagrantly absent…

Worth a Look: We all know they are killing babies; Matt Chandler on abortion; VA legislator with horrific proposals

A couple Sunday’s ago we celebrated Sanctity of Life Sunday. Since then, there have been several debates I’ve witnessed about abortion and there has been at least one wicked, evil, and unconscionable proposal set forth at high levels of government. This world is confused. No, these are evil days (Eph 5:15–16). Russell Moore, the president…

I Need a Woman who Can Mulch

Some friends and I were recently out for dinner and were talking about how to guard ourselves from sexual immorality. We were mourning the latest report of a ministry leader who had fallen into sexual sin and spent much of the evening discussing ways to keep ourselves pure. As that conversation lingered in my mind…

Why Won’t God Answer My Prayer?

God answers impossibly big prayers. Throughout the New Testament both Jesus and the apostles invite those who follow Jesus to pray and ask for impossibly big things with the assurance that God is inclined to answer. So why do we so often see prayers go unanswered? Can we do anything about it? These promises about…