What Kind of Parents Are We? - Ephesians 6:1-3
March 3rd, 2023
My kids are great…great at being a real handful at times. One of my biggest struggles is to ensure my children learn to trust God and develop a personal relationship with Him. Yes, going to Sunday Sch...  Read More
Godly Marriage - Ephesians 5:22-33
March 2nd, 2023
My wife and I are coming up on our 16-year anniversary. We both are not experts on marriage, but our marriage seems to work for us. My wife is my best friend whom I share everything with and confide i...  Read More
Walking Wisely - Ephesians 5:15-21
March 1st, 2023
My children sometimes have a difficult time putting others first. Additionally, they don’t make the smartest decisions in their everyday lives. However, this is wisdom that they may not know yet. My w...  Read More
Guarding Our Hearts, Our Words, and Our Actions - Ephesians 5:3-14
February 28th, 2023
I often find myself engaging in conversation and joking around with those around me, but there are times when the jokes or words said aren’t the most uplifting. Usually, the Holy Spirit convicts me an...  Read More
Being Imitators of God - Ephesians 5:1-2
February 27th, 2023
Growing up, I wanted to be just like my Dad. I saw him as an incredible person who could do no wrong. When I was little and walking behind him, I would try my best to step into each of his footprints,...  Read More
Edifying Words in Christ - Ephesians 4:25-32
February 26th, 2023
Oftentimes, I hear my children say things to each other that are hurtful and not very kind. My wife and I try to help teach them ways to control their tongues and only use kind words toward each other...  Read More
Putting On Our New Self - Ephesians 4:17-24
February 25th, 2023
Growing up, my brothers and I would go backpacking with my dad. We would do a several-night trip and make a 40-50 mile loop, hiking from lake to lake. This was usually in the summer when the weather w...  Read More
Gifts in Unity - Ephesians 4:7-16
February 24th, 2023
As a parent, it is a joy to see my kids grow and develop with their own personalities and talents. They are unique and differ between each other, but they are unified as a family. As a parent and lead...  Read More
Unified as the Body of Christ - Ephesians 4:1-6
February 23rd, 2023
My children seem to have continued conflicts because of differences of opinons. They make the active choice to confront each other and point out these differences. This results in one, both, or all th...  Read More
Bowing Our Hearts With Humility - Ephesians 3:14-21
February 22nd, 2023
I pray for my children all the time. I pray that they may develop a personal relationship with Christ. I pray I have the strength and wisdom to witness Christ to my kids. But I pray that I can be humb...  Read More
Bringing the Light to Others - Ephesians 3:7-13
February 21st, 2023
My youngest will still have intermittent fears of being in the dark. There is so much uncertainty within the dark areas of the room. She lacks boldness and confidence in the ability to be in a dark ro...  Read More
The Mystery of Christ - Ephesians 3:1-6
February 20th, 2023
My kids like playing the game ‘Clue.’ There is a desire to figure out the unknown and make it known to those around them. It can be slightly anxiety-producing in my house while playing some of these b...  Read More
Filling God's Dwelling Place - Ephesians 2:11-22
February 19th, 2023
When growing up, I would ‘help’ my dad install cabinets in houses. My dad was, and still is, a carpenter. Some of the installations would be in houses where the clients would just remodel a kitchen or...  Read More
Where Did We Come From - Ephesians 2:1-10
February 18th, 2023
God created Adam and Eve in His image, saying they should be fruitful and multiply. God was pleased with His work and said everything was good in His eyes. But we are human. We have fallen short of th...  Read More
Praising Others and Lifting Them Up in Christ - Ephesians 1:15-23
February 17th, 2023
When parents hear that their kids have done something great, doesn't that fill them with incredible joy? I am especially proud of my kids when they make good decisions and are loving to others. But, w...  Read More
In HIM...we have... - Ephesians 1:7-14
February 16th, 2023
When growing up, there were many things that I took for granted and did not realize that I had. However, it was because I was a child of my parents and a part of the family that I benefited from their...  Read More
Richly Blessed in Christ - Ephesians 1:3-6
February 15th, 2023
Looking back at my family growing up, it was a struggle for my parents. Making ends meet to provide for our large family was difficult. But God always provided and blessed my family in numerous ways. ...  Read More
Saints...In Christ - Ephesians 1:1-2
February 14th, 2023
When reading history books, we often see titles of people based on merit or position. We see Catholic churches named after Biblical people, often starting with the word “saint.” I realize that there i...  Read More
Emphasize the Truth - Galatians 6:11-18
February 13th, 2023
When I speak to my children, I typically change my tone or change the inflection of words to emphasize the importance of what I am saying. I tend to do this both consciously and subconsciously. My wif...  Read More
What Seeds Are We Planting? - Galatians 6:6-10
February 12th, 2023
One of the hardest things my wife and I encounter in our lives is our children's growth in Christ. Everything we say and do around them and with them leaves a seed and will impact their lives. The mos...  Read More
Spiritual Obligations - Galatians 6:1-5
February 11th, 2023
As a parent, I can still remember the joy of seeing my children as toddlers trying to take their first steps. Coming alongside them and helping them progress in their development was a joy and lasting...  Read More
Actively Living in Christ Produces Fruit - Galatians 5:16-25
February 10th, 2023
Our current landlords own some apple and pear trees. In the fall, they let us pick apples and pears and fill as many baskets as we want. We use an extendable picker to pluck the fruit from the tree. T...  Read More
All About Liberty - Galatians 5:13-15
February 9th, 2023
What does liberty truly mean? We use this word often. In the Navy, being granted ‘liberty’ means you are free to roam around for a few days on shore after coming off of a ship. As Americans, we often ...  Read More
Stand Fast in Liberty - Galatians 5:1-12
February 8th, 2023
My wife jokes that she doesn’t bake and I am the one who does all the baking. And by ALL the baking, I make chocolate chip cookies. My wife does so much more, and one of the things she likes to bake i...  Read More