When my grandparents were growing up, a boy would get a job at some time in his adolescence, graduate high school and move out of the family home, and then get married…in that order. When I was growing up, culture was shifting—a boy would hit adolescence, date at least a few girls, hopefully finish school and maybe attend college, then at some point in the next few years settle down and get married. Today, a boy barely reaches adolescence, begins to date many girls, gets sexually involved, Read More
Last year I had the privilege to be a part of something that brought emotion and tears to my eyes—something my family will remember for the rest of our lives. It was a milestone. It was symbolic. It was an act of obedience. It was a celebration. My oldest son, Jase, who had just turned seven at the time, decided to take his next step in following Jesus by being baptized at Relevant Church. To some, this may not be a big deal; but let me explain why it is a HUGE deal and answer any a few questions you may have.
Baptism is a BIG DEAL because… Read More
The other night I was working in the living room and I overheard a conversation between my eight year-old, Jase, and my wife, Julie. From what little I heard of the conversation, I knew it was one of those “we don’t talk about that” conversations…except, in our home we do talk about that. Read More
Years ago I was listening to an interview with then first lady Laura Bush. Among the questions asked by the interviewer was one about how Mrs. Bush felt about her husband’s view on a particular topic. While I don’t recall the specific topic in question, I do remember the First Lady’s answer: