Seventeen years after Alexis Grace

If you have tuned into any of these little essays or videos of mine you’ve likely observed that Jessica and I have a daughter that died seventeen years ago. Alexis was three-and-a-half when we lost her, and we’ve thought about her every single day since. I don’t know why it’s been on my heart to […]

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Amber is driving…and other emotional things!

“Ready or not…here I come!” I used to shout those words after counting to 100 (or close enough) and then charging out to find my hiding compadres, but I never thought that a game of hide-and-seek would contain my parenting mantra. “Ready or not…I’m now and forever a dad.” “Ready or not…my baby is starting […]

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Loved When Unlovable

Do you know that you were loved in your most unlovable moments? Do you know that God loved you even when you couldn’t love yourself? Has the weight of that truth ever worked its way into your soul? You were loved in the exact time when you were the most difficult to love. God loved […]

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A Family of Friends

“God is building a family. A permanent family. Earthly families enjoy short shelf lives. Even those that sidestep divorce are eventually divided by death. God’s family, however, will outlive the universe. You didn’t pick me. I didn’t pick you. You may not like me. I may not like you. But since God picked and liked […]

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A Workable Marriage-Counseling Template

Per some requests, I’ve decided to post the marriage-counseling template that I shared in last Sunday’s message at Grace. As I stated in that message, when a couple asks for my help in strengthening their relationship, I urge them to gently but honestly ponder and discuss the following questions: Based on an understanding of Scripture […]

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