Posts from June 2019

Posts from June 2019

June 27, 2019

Dear Friends, In our hyper connected world, we are exposed daily to people who claim allegiance to Jesus but who are misrepresenting Him.  Here is one example. I’ve never watched an entire episode of either the Bachelor or the Bachelorette.  For that matter, I haven’t seen a complete episode of Survivor either.  Or the Amazing Race.  Or the Real Housewives of Any City.    (Un)Reality TV isn’t my cup of tea.  But apparently in the current season of the Bachelorette, the woman whose affections…

June 20, 2019

Dear Friends, I’ve spent a lot of time – I mean a lot of time – thinking and talking about and telling others about God’s design for marriage.  One of the things I’ve realized along the way is that if you asked people what the purpose of marriage is, whether they’d be honest enough to admit it or not, they usually have “my personal happiness” pretty close to, if not at the top of their list. Gary Thomas, the author of the book Sacred…

June, 13 2019

Dear Friends, If you have a role in helping to raise the next generation, have you selected your target? Psalm 127 is a classic passage about parenting.  The Psalmist reminds us that our children are like arrows.  The comparison is not random.  Arrows are to be crafted to fly straight, then aimed at a target and released.  The archer’s goal is for the arrow to hit the target.  So what’s the target when it comes to parenting?  As parents, what should our focus…

June 6, 2019

Dear Friends, I spend more time on Twitter than I do on Facebook or Instagram.  This is not an endorsement of Twitter or of social media in general.  Sometimes, reading through my Twitter feed can leave me smh (Twitter and text speak for “shaking my head”).  But there are usually some great reminders, some thought provoking challenges and some encouragement in the mix.  Maybe you’d like to see a curated sample of what stood out for me this week: The thing about Twitter…