Christian Valentine Cards

I don’t know about you, but I always struggle to find the perfect Valentine’s Day card. I need more choices.

Christian Valentine Cards

I started thinking, I’ve read all these cool Christian pickup lines like “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a selection of hip Christian Valentine cards? You know, ones that would make my wife remember why I’m the one she chose to be late to church with.

My wife agreed that it would be amazing…ly hysterical.

Since we couldn’t find any, we sat down and wrote some of our own.

Year in review – A look back at 2016

Top posts from the past year

It’s time to ring in another new year! But before we do that, let’s wrap up 2016 with a year in review!

Here are five of my most popular posts from this past year.

One thing I can't give my son

1. One thing I can’t give my son

…All I know is my son wants something that I would really, really love to give him, but I can’t.

That’s hard for me to swallow. I mean, the moment I became a parent I began thinking about all the things I wanted to give my children, and not just tangible things like food or a home or an LSU jersey. I’m also talking about things like love and patience, kindness and encouragement…family. Read more…

You aren't the only one who doubts2. You aren’t the only one who doubts

…For a long time I was ashamed of the doubt I felt.

I thought every one else had a Herculean faith. I thought that everyone who sat around me at church had sprinted into service confidently…knowing and trusting beyond the shadow of a doubt.

But, over time I realized that isn’t true at all. The truth is that many of us limp into church every weekend, broken and beat up…wondering how we’ll make it through the next week.

Read more…

10 things no one told me before I had kids

Before I had kids, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect as a parent.

10 things no one told me before I had kids

Or so I thought.

After all, most of my friends are parents. And what do parents like to talk about most? Yep, their kids.

But a few years into this parenting gig, I’ve realized there are some things no one ever mentioned.

I’m not sure why, but since sharing is caring, I decided to write them down. So, here they are…ten things about parenting no one told me:

Year in review – A look back at 2015

Top posts from the past year

It’s time to ring in another new year! But before we do that, let’s wrap up 2015 with a year in review!

Year in review - A look back at 2015

Here are five of my most popular posts from this past year.

10 things every couple should do before getting married5. 10 things every couple should do before getting married

…3. Drive 8 hours to a vacation spot with a 3 year old in the back seat. None of that “we’re so in love college trip to Florida” stuff. That’s child’s play. Pack a mini van with everything you could possibly need for seven days (including stuff you don’t even use at home) and head out. Read more…

 

4. Dear Children’s Ministry Volunteer:

…you’re giving parents a chance to recharge their batteries. While you’re serving Cheerios, the parents are in Bible study and big church…worshiping…learning…hearing a sermon that speaks directly to something they’re going through. Don’t overlook the importance of that hour for parents. For some, it’s the only hour they get without the kids all week. Read more…

10 things kids today should be thankful for

If you are like most people, this time of year you are taking a few minutes to pause and reflect on all that you are thankful for.

10 things kids today should be thankful for

I certainly have a long list myself.

But I put mine on hold for a minute and made a list for my kids! Because kids don’t know how good they have it today, right!?

Ok, ok…I understand this puts me one step from telling my children that I had to walk to school barefoot in the snow…uphill…both ways. But here it goes anyway.

10 things kids today should be thankful for:

1. Remote controls – When I was a kid…I was the remote control. If it was time to change the channel to one of the other three options, I was getting up and walking across the room to turn the dial. (Yes, kids, TVs had dials!)