Papa Day: Puppies

Today is family Friday! Love these days. It is a wonderful day to relax and enjoy my family. Today is all Ivy’s choice. I asked her, “Ivy, what is today? “Papa day!!!” “What do you want to do?” “See puppies!” Off to the pet store we go. We will never get another dog, so the […]

Jesus Buys Clunkers

We are all in repair We forget that about ourselves and others far too much (at least I do). We are not allowed to wallow in the muck of guilt after we sin . Godly sorrow – yes (Romans 7:21-8:1)! But we need to get over ourselves and our stupid thoughts of how “great of […]

Marriage Resources

Yesterday at Redeemer we finished our series on marriage: “Jesus Changes Our Marriages.”  I had a blast delving into God’s desires and design for marriage.  I’m even kind of sad that it is over.  It thrills my heart to hear from so many of you how much the Lord used this series in your marriage…glory […]

Maybe I’m the Problem

I passed by a church marquee sign the other night on the way home from community group and I groaned – loudly. I got angry (I think righteously, but of course I think that). What the sign said is true. It wasn’t heresy. But man – c’mon. Jesus is so much more than that. If […]

Family Friday: Favorite Foto

Today is the first “Family Friday” on the blog. And sadly – my family isn’t here!! Natalie and Ivy are in New Orleans having a great time with Natalie’s family. No doubt they are having a blast. I’d be there in a second, but since Redeemer is going to two services this Sunday – kind […]

Memorize for More

We all need to memorize Scripture. The psalmist stored up the Word of God in his heart to help him not sin against God (Psalm 119:11). That alone should motivate us to memorize the Word… But we need to memorize for more. More is at stake than just memorizing verses for our own walk with […]