The Words of Life and Death: Choose to Speak Life

I cringed. Surrounded by a group of women of all ages—empty nesters, middle-aged and young moms—one young mom was expressing her struggles with her preschoolers. The constant discipline, the tantrums over “trivial” things, and the exhaustion from late nights with early mornings were wearing on her. Other young moms in the room quickly jumped in…

My Daughter, Give Me Your Heart

I have prayed many things for my children (all girls!) over the years. I have prayed for their salvation, that God would shine the light of the gospel in their hearts. I have prayed for their future husbands, that he would be a man that loves Jesus and loves her like Jesus loves His bride. I have…

How to Make Your Words Sweet

The timing of well-intentioned words often determines their sweetness in our ears. I am a doubly irritating person. One, I’m a morning person. There’s something about morning people that grates on the last nerve of people that aren’t geared that way. What’s more, I love to sing. To me, there’s no better way to express the…

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…

My Front Row Seat to Having All Daughters

It happened again this week. We took our four young daughters out for lunch and the restaurant we chose employed a magician to entertain kids while waiting for their food. As he approached and saw me surrounded by four young girls, he looked at me and said, “Four girls, huh? Sorry dad!” This was followed…