“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20 There was a season in our life when we spent a great deal of time with a number of couples. We would have them over to our house for cookouts, to watch the Atlanta Braves, to… Continue reading Choose your friends wisely.
“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” Hebrews 13:4 (ESV) God and sex just don’t seem to go together, do they? In fact, we only really talk about it in Student Ministry. In that environment, we talk about… Continue reading Do not awaken love until it’s time.
“The Lord is for me; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Psalm 118:6 I have a confession to make. At times, I struggle with “stinkin’ thinkin’”. “Stinkin’ thinkin’” is believing something about God, ourselves, or others that is not true. In my life it might go something like this, “God could… Continue reading The Lord is for you.
“He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.” Proverbs 11:27 We were like two peas in a pod. She was the yin to my yang. To borrow a phrase from Jerry McGuire, Dawn “completed me.” When we first started dating, she was the essence of perfection – a… Continue reading You will always find what you are looking for.
“For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” Proverbs 23:7 You’ve heard it said, “You are what you eat.” There’s also another reality. You are what you think. Think about it. What have you been thinking lately? How have those thoughts affected you? Growing up, after making a bumble headed decision, you were probably… Continue reading Don’t believe everything you think.
Dawn and I met in August of 1986 and were married by December of 1987. We were “sick” in love. So “sick”, we couldn’t breathe enough of each other’s air. We were both still in college at the time. I can remember the two of us staying out till 5:00 in the morning on the… Continue reading Your greatest misery will often become your greatest ministry.
I’ve struggled the great majority of my life with perfectionistic tendencies. I like things done right. I like things done well. I can’t stand mediocrity. In my mind, if it’s not going to be done right and with excellence, why do it at all? What’s the point? Years ago, I had to come to the… Continue reading God will finish what He started