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Marriage and Family: How to Make it Better

I had a conversation with a man in China that shocked me. I told him where I was from, and a little bit about my marriage and family. He asked if my wife was Chinese, and I said no. Then he asked me, “Do you have a girlfriend?”

“A girlfriend?” I asked. “My girlfriend is my wife!”

He laughed, “But why don’t you play with a nice young Chinese girl?”

It shouldn’t have shocked me, knowing that this culture thinks it is normal to play around. But it did bother me because I knew that he had his own family and they were very sweet. I hated to think about how they may have suffered from his ‘playful ways.’ He, like many others in this world, lost sight of the importance of the family.

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Be Free and Forgive!

  The petition to forgive appears somewhere in the center of the Lord’s Prayer. That’s an interesting place for it. It would seem more likely, and is often taught, that we should first get right with God before we move on in prayer. And yet, Jesus brings it in after asking for our daily bread. […] Continue reading →

Immersed in the Spirit of God

  To be immersed in the Spirit of God is to be flooded by Him from within and without. Notice that there were two sources of the great flood in Genesis 7:11: The fountains of the deep, and the windows of heaven: In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the […] Continue reading →


   Think of what it would be like to actually stand before God. We’re all going to have to do it at some point. There you are, imperfect you, in front of the most ultimately perfect and majestic Lord of Glory! He is so pure and holy, and you are, well, you! Can you really […] Continue reading →

Everyday is Thanksgiving

    In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18). WHEN THE PILGRIMS first celebrated Thanksgiving in 1621, they celebrated an abundant harvest and a miraculous friendship. The harvest was a divine blessing, on which their lives depended. During their first winter in Plymouth, half […] Continue reading →

Add to Your Faith…

   And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity (2Peter 1:5-7). What does it mean to add all of these to our faith? Like links in […] Continue reading →