June 3, 2020

I bite my fingernails.  I know, it is a terrible habit, especially during a pandemic.  I noticed that my wife Lori and my son Brennan do the same thing.  In fact, the other day, they were sitting together, both biting their nails.  I felt badly when I saw that because...

May 29, 2020

What do you think matters most in a relationship, other than love of course?  Most people would agree, it’s trust.  Trust is essential in any healthy relationship.  If trust is missing, then the relationship breaks down.  How healthy will a marriage be without trust?...

May 20, 2020

What matters most in your life and in the life of your family?  This is an essential question to ask yourself as you build a healthy life and a healthy family!  How does God want us to answer this question?  We get some clear direction in Deuteronomy 6:4-5:   4 Hear, O...

May 13, 2020

A lot of people have been busy around the house lately.  With children home, some parents furloughed, and parks closed, lots of families have decided to take on a fun building project together - a backyard playground!  But if you haven’t bought your kit yet, it may be...

April 29, 2020

Do you ever feel weak and overwhelmed?  If we are honest, all of us feel that way from time to time, whether it is navigating the stresses in our home or job, dealing with the pain associated with loss or illness, or walking through the countless uncertainties associat...

April 22, 2020

I’m really glad golf courses are essential business!  I was able to go play nine holes with my family a couple of evenings last week.  I haven’t played a lot in the past several years and have really enjoyed hanging out with my sons, getting some much needed exercise a...

April 15, 2020

Last week was a wonderful week for me, and hopefully for you too!  Even though we are shut in, pushed apart, kept at a distance from each other, we were, and are, totally and fully connected in Christ!  The chance to spend an entire week focusing on the cross, on God’s...

April 8, 2020

I love Holy Week.  I love the beautiful spring flowers, the fresh, warm breezes, the bright sunshine, the refreshing rain showers, the new life sprouting all around us, and most importantly, the life-changing message of the cross.   Even a pandemic can’t dampen the joy...

April 1, 2020

It is interesting that this virus, and the slowdowns and shutdowns surrounding it, has caused all of us to pause, take a deep breath and consider what matters most in life.  There is a lot of talk these days about what is essential business; but I think we are all disc...