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Mission…South Africa

Heather and I are very excited to be embarking on a new adventure to promote Life in God’s Way. In the spring of 2019 we’ll be taking a nine-week sabbatical. During that time we’ll continue training to become certified counselors through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. This training will enhance the counseling we already do to help everyone better understand and live out their relationships in God’s...

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Abandoning the Family

My wife, Heather, and I were just reflecting on all the changes we’ve seen in the congregations I’ve served for the past 28 years. One thing that struck us both is the number of people who have simply “dropped out” along the way. These are members of the faith family that haven’t moved away, joined another worshiping body or died. They’ve just fallen off the radar. Why? It’s a puzzle. Many were very...

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Marriage Proclaims God’s Foolish Way for Justification

This past Tuesday I led an opening devotion for a regional gathering of pastors. I shared thoughts that were well received and decided to repeat some of it here. The conference theme was that God’s way of justification by grace through faith in our crucified Savior, Jesus, is foolishness in our current culture. Along those lines, I noted how marriage is a perfect illustration of this. God’s way for marriage is a way of sacrifice and...

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Author’s Showcase April 7th

Would love to have you drop by McFarlen library in Grand Blanc, MI on Saturday, April 7th from 1-4pm. I’ll be taking part in a local authors’ showcase, sharing info., answering questions and signing copies of my book, Handing Out Life. Come join me in supporting the community and sharing the gift of God’s word on relationships. Plus, I’ll have free candy...

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Winter Camping

Last Friday night I had the joy of camping with my daughter, Hannah, who was wrapping up her “spring” break. We stayed in our new camper-van as a test run for future mission trips and recreation. Our campsite was in Bay City State Park on the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. Even though it got down to 22 degrees Fahrenheit at night, we were cozy in our camper. We made awesome chicken alfredo in the instant pot and enjoyed some beautiful...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview