The Foreground: Tarpon Springs

The Foreground is a new blog series providing a glimpse into what one family is attempting to make prominent:  a life in the church.  We are a family of seven with some in the nest and some out.  We have kids in college, in high school and in middle school. […} Read more….


Janette was her name.   And when I met her, the very first words she said were, “Isaiah 58: 6  – 8.” “And tell me about that,” I said looking straight into her kind eyes. At that prompt, she recited from memory these verses: “Is not this the kind of fasting I[…} Read more….

Make a Plan for a Fun and Purposeful Summer!

What will your kids be doing this summer? Without a plan, they might fritter away the summer binge-watching Netflix, playing hours of video games, or simply immersed in their phones.    We know that spending so much time on devices is contributing to many problems our kids face such as anxiety,[…} Read more….


Recently, I was interviewed by Eleni Alexiou on OCN’s website about Family Life Ministry’s book Woven.  I appreciated the chance to discuss why we wrote Woven,  how we hope it will impact girls, and ways Woven can be used by churches and families. You can listen to our interview here:
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Remembering our First Love!

In 2013, Nigel was lured to an island called Mana in New Zealand by scientists who wanted to start a gannet population. Nigel was a gannet, and a beautiful one at that; but unfortunately none of his kind followed him there. The scientists had set up cement decoys on cliffs[…} Read more….