These are difficult days – prayer appreciated

thankful to be able to ask you...

There aren’t words. All I can say is that prayer is appreciated. What are the odds of taping a Focus on the Family broadcast about your parenting book in March, and then having the segment that talks about raising a challenging child air on the day of that now 29 year-old child’s memorial?  As many […]

It’s in The Hands of God…

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation […]

I Can’t Take Another Day…

    “33 years is a long time to have a parched soul,” she said. The words, “wimpy,” or “spoiled,” do not apply to her. Their marriage has weathered an affair, unemployment, miscarriage, 6 children, various parenting heartaches and a few bouts of depression. And this day, she’s finally had enough. “Every day it is […]

A Man’s Broken Heart…

Last week, a guy who is “someone who is someone” in Christian ministry contacted me to encourage me to keep doing this blog thing. As it turns out, he read this post about pornography, where a man shares the raw truth of addiction. It deeply impacted him. You see, this man I met with encounters […]

Got Pain?

The surgery is a week away. An expert surgeon, one of just a few in the country who does this procedure, will sever the membranes in my 15 year old son’s chest from his sides, slide a curved metal bar through the opening, and then flip it, immediately popping his sternum out of his lungs […]

Have You Suffered?

It started when I was eight years old. I remember making fun of a boy in my class. He and his friends followed me from school that day. I only made it half-way home before they grabbed me. The pack of three of them took turns pushing and spinning me between them. Dizzy, I stumbled. […]

Purpose in the Pain

A young boy wandered over to me today after I taught the lesson at Vacation Bible School. He said, “If my mommy and daddy would just obey God, then they wouldn’t fight any more and I wouldn’t be sad.” He looked about all of 9 years old. I said, “That might be true. But you […]