Why and How to Create Family Rites of Passage

This past Monday was a special day for our family. Next week our second daughter begins Kindergarten, so it was the perfect time for her to experience her first rite of passage. Simply defined, a rite of passage is “a ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone’s life.” For our family, I’m thinking to […]

Do You Know What it Really Means to Abide in Christ?

Abiding in Christ is not optional for effective Christian leadership. If you want to do true spiritual good, you must walk in dependence. Francis Schaeffer said that the central problem of our age is: the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, individually or corporately, tending to do the Lord’s work in the power of the […]

Want a Great Marriage? Prioritize These 3 Things.

Yesterday I had the joy of officiating my sister-in-law Maggie’s wedding, as she married a wonderful young man, Alex. Maggie was 9 years old when I first met her, so it was an emotional and special day. This is the third wedding I’ve been blessed to officiate for Molly’s siblings, so I decided to write something […]