Picking Up the Pieces

Picking Up the Pieces

  Moving in with her grandma Diane signified number eight on the list of places where 3-year-old Natalie had lived. It marked the beginning of a contentious two-year journey to adoption and Diane’s transition from “Nana” to “Mom”. She is grateful to God for her prayer...
I’m Not a Good Christian

I’m Not a Good Christian

Have you ever had someone attempt to use the Bible against you in a harmful way? Perhaps to call you out on your faith? It’s my experience that many times when someone attempts to use Scripture as a weapon, they don’t have a good understanding of it in the first...
Overcoming Unforgiveness

Overcoming Unforgiveness

I once heard a story of how cattle ranchers out west must go down to the watering holes on cold mornings to chip away any ice that may have accumulated over night. Just a few pokes here and there quickly break up the ice and allows the animals to drink. What do you...
I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine

A few weeks ago, I attended an annual Summit for Fatherhood ministry leaders in the Northwest corner of Georgia—a beautiful establishment and setting! This was my fourth visit to the Summit in the past five years, so I know it well. I will say, however, the first...
Tithe Your Time

Tithe Your Time

I’ve often said there are two things single parents are short on: time and money. Somehow though, a single father or single mother has an uncanny ability to make dollars stretch further and find a way to do the work of two people in half the time. True as that may be,...
3 Ways to Defuse an Argument Before it Starts

3 Ways to Defuse an Argument Before it Starts

  I wish I could tell you how many times in my life I have stuck my foot in my mouth and said something to someone else before thinking—using words I did not mean just to gain an advantage in an argument. I wish I had a more solid foundation in those times and perhaps...