How to Turn Thanksgiving Into a Lifestyle

How to Turn Thanksgiving Into a Lifestyle

I love Thanksgiving. I like the time with family and friends. I like the meals (although I think steak would make me feel more thankful than turkey). And I like really like that we take a moment to articulate our gratitude. As I reflect on God’s blessings on my...
How O'Malley Became a Very Good Father

How O'Malley Became a Very Good Father

I’m a sucker for vintage Disney stories. I have a collection of old Disney story books from my childhood and often read them to my boys. Tonight we chose The Aristocats, and I was moved by the final page. I’ve seen the movie and read the story dozens of times in my...
Why My Wife Worries About Me

Why My Wife Worries About Me

This week, Pastor Pete Wilson’s name is coming up on newsfeeds after he stepped down as Pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville. Pete’s a great guy and handled his resignation in a positive way. He stepped down, primarily because of exhaustion and...
Lies Men Believe About Marriage: She'll Fix My Lust Problem

Lies Men Believe About Marriage: She'll Fix My Lust Problem

I saw a pornographic magazine for the first time when I was in the fifth grade. A friend’s Dad worked for the company that printed the industry’s leading periodical at the time and had a massive collection at home. So we attempted to educate ourselves in...
Lies Men Believe About Marriage: She Just 'Gets' Me

Lies Men Believe About Marriage: She Just 'Gets' Me

One of the more entertaining things I’ve gotten to do as a pastor for twenty years is to give counsel to engaged couples about their upcoming life together as a married couple. I say that it’s entertaining because, while I’m trying to give advice to...
Husbands, Remember to Love Your Wives

Husbands, Remember to Love Your Wives

Husbands are forgetful. I know this for three reasons: 1.) I’m a husband…, 2.) I’m forgetful…, and 3.) Every other husband I know is forgetful. I just left my doctor’s office and the lady who checked me out at the counter asked if I knew...

God the Holy Spirit, Help Us to Be Both Wild and Tame!

God, help me to be tame in the ways I’m prone to be wild. And help me to be wild in the ways I’m prone to be too tame. That’s the prayer I’ve been repeating since Sunday. I started into a new sermon series called The Ghost. We’ll spend...
Five Factors God Used to Simplify My Complicated Marriage

Five Factors God Used to Simplify My Complicated Marriage

The only way to avoid the complications of relationships is to have none. We human beings need each other, so God created us with the capacity to love, to have friends, to get married, and to live in community with each other. But, as Facebook would attest, many of us...