Family Life

Great COVID-19 & Beyond Resources for Families!

Great COVID-19 & Beyond Resources for Families!

I’m joining with the leaders of six other ministries that strengthen and equip families to provide seven 30-minute webinars in June (Tuesdays and Thursdays June 9 through 30). The focus of the webinars will be “Equipping Families through COVID-19 and Beyond.” EVERYONE is encouraged to take part in these very insightful interactive events. To learn more and register (for free) go to:  www.EquipFamilies.net The...

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Help from the Concordia Center for the Family

Help from the Concordia Center for the Family

By dear friend, Ben Freudenburg, is the director of the Concordia Center for the Family (CCF). He’s put together some great material to support you and your family during this COVID-19 stay-home period and beyond. Check out his latest blog post HERE. The CCF provides a host of other resources and support. Peruse their website to find out more. In coming weeks, watch for more helpful resources from other ministry partners who are...

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Sabbatical Summary

Over the past two months, I’ve had the privilege to enjoy a sabbatical from my regular routine of pastoral service. As I reflect, I must answer the question…was it worthwhile? My exuberant answer is absolutely “YES!” I’ve gained a profound appreciation of the truth that LIFE IS REWARDING AND JOYFUL when it’s lived IN GOD’S WAY! My goal these past two months was primarily to practice what I preach when it comes to living out loving...

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Family Time

As my sabbatical continues, I’ve had the opportunity to continue to practice what I preach. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying some quality time with Heather, the kids and Hannah’s boyfriend, Matthew. This has been greatly needed as I’ve neglected them a bit over the last couple crazy-busy months. Here are some highlights of the past few days together…

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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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Fall in Love

There’s a fairy tale notion of love that we just “fall in love” when we meet the right person. If we find Mr. or Mrs. Right, then the result of such falling in love is living happily ever after. Not so. True love is based on a decision to invest in another person. Yes, it’s great to start with someone that you find attractive for various areas of common interest or outer beauty. But, for that relationship to grow and...

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Life in God’s Way

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