Leading at Home


Let me just start out by saying that this topic is incredibly personal to me because it is a lesson I have had to learn firsthand. Although much of what I will be referencing is tied to marriage and parenting, my hope is it will reveal some things that anyone in any stage or season of life can benefit from. In short, I have come to realize that I am a very selfish person. If asked the same question about ten years ago, I would not...

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My wife, Donna, and I (along with some great support from the SHINE! middle school ministry at The Chapel) have been encouraging our middle school-aged daughter and our nearly middle school-aged son to own their faith at a deeper level and not to miss some great opportunities to be intentional in their circles of influence (mainly, their schools). Donna and I can think back to our middle school days and regrettably remember all the...

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In my last post on Leading at Home, I spent some time unpacking why my family decided to get involved in fostering and some things we learned through our experiences thus far. One area that I wanted to spend some more time on was how that same decision has impacted my family spiritually. For Me… I have come to better understand what it means to show love sacrificially. Showing love at that level means that I am more concerned...

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Caring for the Defenseless…

Caring for the Defenseless…


Posted By on Nov 4, 2013

James 1:27 in its simplest form would state…care for the defenseless I would categorize “defenseless” as those who are unable to care for themselves due to their life’s circumstances. When I really break it down, in the present state of our world, I see orphans and children in foster care as those who represent the most defenseless in our midst. You may have a different view on this topic, but caring for...

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