Category Prayer

A Prayer To End Abortion

Today is the first day for the 40 Days for Life campaign here in Helena and last night we had the kickoff event at our church. I was asked to open with a word of prayer and perhaps this prayer will be helpful for those who do not know what to pray concerning the murder […]

Out Of The Mouth Of Babes

My son is two and half years old, which brings about all sorts of adventures and opportunities for sanctification. My son’s age, and my sincere, but often times incompetent, parenting allows for the grace and glory of God to be exhibited. Often, this is done with hilarity. For example. We began to teach our son […]

Republican Upset

So, as many of you know, the Republicans that have just been overwhelmingly voted in to office, those same Republicans that told voters they would pass a bill to limit and restrict abortion, have rescinded the bill because of…? Well, there seems to be a couple flimsy reasons that are not really reasons, but my […]

Real Family

I have had the privilege for the past few days to walk with a family as their matriarch heads to that end which we are all bound, death. This family, including the matriarch, approached death with a boldness that can only come from knowing the truth of the security of her life in Christ. They […]

Why Should We Pray?

Sometimes we don’t know what to pray for. Sometimes we don’t know what words to use. Sometimes we don’t know enough details about a circumstance to pray effectively (we think). But, perhaps a thought that creeps in the back of our minds the most about prayer is this: why? Let me reveal a little more […]

Numbers Romance

Modern churches are funny this way. We seek after numbers, the “just get ’em in the door” attitude. This romance with numbers leads us to say and do odd things. I was once at a church that had a smoke machine billowing out its dusty fog while the praise band was leading in worship. Now, […]

When God is Silent

I am blessed at the church I serve. I serve with a wonderful staff, a staff seeking the fruit of the Spirit by the grace of the Gospel. I serve a congregation with deep roots that was more than welcoming to my family and me. I serve with a consistory of men who love the […]

A Year Gone By

Yesterday was my son’s birthday (we went to the zoo, he likes giraffes). My wife and I were awake at the time of his birth, 12:04am, driving from Michigan to Wisconsin, with our little bear in the backseat sleeping. This obviously left room for reflection on the year that has gone by too fast. Our […]

Eldership Wisdom

I came across a fourteen minute video this morning and I thought it would be a good video to share. I know that not everyone who visits this blog are elders in the church, nor are they pastors, but I do hope that you are in a church and have confessed membership of a local […]

Kill The Bunny Because The Serpent Is Already Defeated

Satan has slithered in to Easter and the majority of Christians have lost the meaning of the empty tomb. This is how I ended my previous blog post. This follow-up post will continue in the same vein, but with a different purpose. Rather than continuing to tear down what secular Easter has built up in […]