5 statements every kid needs to hear (over and over)

Photo by Ben Wicks on Unsplash My bride and I love our kids. Honestly. We enjoy hugging and kissing them. We enjoy holding their hands, though they’re quickly seeing that I’m not nearly as cool as they once thought I was! We love seeing them smile and hearing them laugh. We love when they ask questions about Jesus,…

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…

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…