Three Things that We Like about Homeschooling (a Mother’s Day Tribute)

When I tell people about my wife’s job, they are usually very impressed. Their sentiments are usually expressed in statements like “Wow, that is amazing” or “I could never do that.” What does she do? She is a diligent homemaker who homeschools our ch... Read More »

Dr. Seuss and Good Bible Reading

My three-year old son loves to “read” Dr. Seuss’s Hop on Pop. Of course, he does not actually read the words (especially “Constantinople” and “Timbuktu”). However, he will flip every page and recite every word on the page, not missing more than a... Read More »

Things that I love … (but much more than I should)

Last autumn, I wrote a post on “Things That I Hate” describing eight things that I hate, so I am now providing the opposite list. Now, this is no Valentine’s list where I talk about my precious bride or my five, dear children. The things on this list are... Read More »

Well, the Mayans Were Wrong, Predictably

National media has given a lot of coverage to the supposed Mayan prediction of the end of the world. According to the predictions, the world was supposed to have ended on December 21, 2012. While many people took this prediction as a myth that had no bearing o... Read More »

O Worship the King

In the Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel, we read of the life and reign of David. We are introduced to David as the prophet Samuel comes to Bethlehem to anoint the boy, David, as God’s choice as king over Israel. The compelling story of David’s anointi... Read More »

Things that I hate …

I started my sermon last week with a few things “that I hate.” My current top eight goes something like this (the order is always in flux):... Read More »

Lessons from my Dad

I was blessed to have my dad when I was growing up. Not only that, I also knew both of my grandfathers (since one fought at Utah Beach and the other was on Guadalcanal, that was not a given). Not everybody is as blessed as I was. Today, many boys (through no f... Read More »

The Perfect Gift for Christ

The excitement of Christmas is in the air. There is a buzz around all of the holiday activities, Christmas parties, family gatherings and of course, shopping for gifts. Finding the right gifts for extended family can be a real challenge. Questions abound. “I... Read More »

What should Christians do with Santa?

A family friend told me a story of how a while back his child approached him with the following conundrum, “Dad, I believe in Jesus, even though I cannot see him, but I don’t know about Santa because I cannot see him either.” I was struck by the child’... Read More »

Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks for God

“Pass the turkey, please.” You can hear the subtle scrape of the fork on the plate to get the last delicious bite of grandmother’s dressing with giblet gravy. Can you picture the scene? Aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, parents and grandparents all gathe... Read More »