God gives and gives and gives. Out of gratitude and from a heart of justice, we give. Giving is an act of defiance against depravity. It rises up and says, "I will not tolerate disgrace. I will restore with grace-filled goodness."
For me, I get overwhelmed sometimes when there are too many choices. We have a phrase in our culture when we have a question: “Just Google it.” For wise and discerning people, that can be somewhat helpful. But I need more than a quick tip or a rabbit trail of opinions, I want a guiding... Continue Reading →
The “Peace Process”: Teaching Reconciliation in Your Home - Connected Families. This is a fantastic blog on working through conflict with your children. Check it out!
What to Do When We Blow Up - Connected Families. The goal and hope of Christianity is restoration. Jesus Christ sacrificed his life so that we could be restored in our relationship with God. One day, He will restore all things and make all things new and right and good. For the mean time we... Continue Reading →
I'm attaching here a project I worked on for my seminary class: Ministering to Families. It is essentially a walk through of a system for mentoring families that promotes relational restoration. The principles are based on the story of the Gospel as the best plan not only for a restored relationship with God, but also... Continue Reading →
Rationale and Biblical Foundation God loves people. In the beginning God created a universe to display his greatness. Then he created people to share and revel in it. When those people sinned, the intimacy they shared with God was forever broken. But God had an even bigger plan to show off even more greatness so... Continue Reading →
At church in our kids service, we're focusing on the theme Epic Adventures for the month. It's all about joining God in the adventure He's designed for us. Last Sunday we talked about the most epic fail of all time: the original sin. This sin is what prevents us from living in God's epic adventure.... Continue Reading →