If there is anything that has been lost over the years, it is the art and rhythm of writing thank you notes. When was the last time you personally wrote a thank you note? When was the last time you…

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” G.K. Chesterton What does it mean to be thankful? As we approach Thanksgiving, let’s take some time this month to…

I remember the first time I met Brad Sykes, it was also the first time I met Ben and Jake Sykes. Brad and I were serving on a committee for a men’s ministry and I was floored that he brought…

By Rodney A. Is your youth ministry needing a pick-me-up? Are you looking for a way to get students excited about the Lord? You might think, “Maybe a short-term missions trip is the answer! A little time in a third…

 “If you don’t make worship the center of your home, you will raise Pharisees.” These are the haunting and motivating words my wife’s pastor spoke to us during premarital counseling late in the summer of 2007. Our premarital counseling was…

Johnny Cash sang the story of a boy who shined shoes. He said that the boy was doing hard work, not for a lot of money, but he was visibly happy. Johnny wanted to know how in the world this…

Originally published on Challies blog on August 16, 2017, by Tim Challies. It happens. We wish it didn’t happen and perhaps even try to pretend it doesn’t happen. But the tragic and undeniable reality is that there is abuse within…

The family is a God-ordained reality. It is not just a social construct or an institution with puritanical roots that can be thrown off as if it were an outdated, repressive practice. The family is God built, God designed, God-glorifying,…

The leaves are changing, the fields have turned to gold, we finally got some cooler weather (sort of), and our Harvest Festivals are right around the corner — there’s no doubt that it is fall here in the beautiful state of…

An excerpt from The Disciple-Making Parent by Chap Bettis I can still remember the kick to my stomach. For the past nine months I had known we were going to have a baby. Sharon and I had talked about her, planned for…