Laughter and other simple joys

My weekend with my daughter is over for another couple weeks. This is typically the “let-down” time for me as I return to a quiet apartment and kill some time before going to bed. It was a good weekend, though she suffered part of the weekend through a “tummy ache” and a bumped nose that…

Hey pastor: quit shooting at me!

I am not going to lay claim to the following statement, but it certainly has some similar tones to thoughts I’ve had myself. The following was taken from the Church for Men Facebook page: “Have you ever noticed how pastors gush over the moms on Mother’s Day, but on Father’s Day the message is, ‘Straighten…

The challenges of divorced fatherhood

In 2008 it was Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Cinderella” that forced me to pull over while driving and had me in a contemplative mood for a long time. In a sense it still does. More recently it was the release of Casting Crowns’ new CD “The Well,” and the song “Just Another Birthday” that once again…

Where are all the men?

Okay gentlemen… we’ve been to the mountaintop; we’ve heard the speeches; we’ve been challenged to assume the leadership role that God has called us to, so why haven’t things changed? Why is America getting worse, not better? For instance, why is the divorce rate in the church the same as it is outside the church?…