Community Life

Sabbatical!

I’m now enjoying my long-awaited sabbatical! Heather and I are in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains near Pigeon Forge, TN. The mountains, trees, wildlife and flowers are beautiful. Heather and I have had some awesome hikes to rejuvenate after some long, grueling weeks of work. It’s a great place to read and catch up on a number of things I’ve had to push off until now. A big priority is preparing for the latter part of the...

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Educator of the Year 2018

It was humbling to receive a very special award last night. At the annual Gala of the Concordia Center for the Family in Ann Arbor, MI, I was awarded their “Outstanding Family Life Educator of the Year 2018” award. I was surprised to receive it since I certainly was never trying to earn it. I’m simply thankful that the Lord is using Heather and me to bless marriages and families with HIS way to live. Indeed, Jesus, the perfect...

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Right or Left?

The LORD commanded His people through the mouth of Moses in Deuteronomy 5:32, “You shall be careful therefore to do as the Lord your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.” It’s very easy to turn from the Lord’s way and be pulled to the extremes on the right and the left. I saw this play out in the street in front of my church yesterday. Two opposing factions had...

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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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Citizen of the Year

This week I received notice that I had been nominated as Citizen of the Year for an annual awards banquet hosted by our local Chamber of Commerce. My first response was, “WHAT? Why me?” Then, as I read the letter asking me to answer three further questions about myself, I said, “No way! I’m not going to brag about myself!” However, I was softened by the wise input of my dear wife and some other trusted friends who...

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Created Male & Female

Created Male & Female is the title of an open letter released in the U.S. on Dec. 15, 2017 by twenty key religious leaders including two from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. I encourage you to read it HERE. You can also read further information about the involvement of the LCMS in the production and release of this letter in the LCMS’ Reporter Online HERE.  I fully support the points made in this letter as they fit perfectly...

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Life in God’s Way

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