A RESPONSE to John Pavlovitz John Pavlovitz's original article was posted on his blog. It was very stirring & made me think. Thanks, John! Sometimes I wonder if I will have gay children. I wonder if any of them will end up divorced, wealthy, in a live-in relationship, abused, overseas, addicted, homeless, or if they will be married … Continue reading If I Have Gay Children
John 20:20-23 records when Salome (mother of James and John) approached Jesus on behalf of her two sons. She is often the brunt of preachers' scorn, but she was not rebuked by Christ. In fact, we see Salome as a godly example of what a mother should be throughout the gospels. She was a worshiper. She interceeded for her children. She took her dreams and expectations to the Lord. She hoped in the Lord. She was desirous to plant her sons into the kingdom. In Mark 15, you find her at Calvary, when most other followers had fled, as a faithful disciple. And in Mark 16:1, she was counted worthy to be a witness to God's power.
As I spent a few evenings and late nights thinking about what I wanted for my daughter and, more importantly, what God wanted out of me, I came up with eleven principles. The list might have been longer, but just last week my daughter Addison made her grand entrance two weeks early! Most of you are not new parents, but these principles can serve as a challenge or a reminder of what God demands of fathers.
This weekend, my family attended the estate auction of my grandmother... There were several things that would make the people on those antique reality shows drool. I smiled at the thought as my wife and I walked along the tables looking at everything. But then it happened…we walked by a box of wooden shelves and I saw the crescent moon with a stairwell going from one landing at the bottom of the moon to a landing at the top.
Luke 15 is known as the parable of the Prodigal Son. Many think the word 'prodigal' has to do with the sin of being far from home. But the meaning goes much deeper than that! Prodigal: reckless, wasteful, extravagant to spend without reservation, restraint, or regret Prodigal most often is applied to the attitude of the … Continue reading The Prodigal
Jesus loved the church first; Jesus loves even when His love is not reciprocated; He loves unconditionally; and He loves eternally. There are also many characteristics of His love. I’ve outlined a couple below, those that I believe are the most important for us, as Christian husbands, to remember. Jesus’ love is a...