Fanny Crosby was born March 24, 1820. When she was born, she had an eye infection. Her parents sought help from someone who smeared a paste in her eyes. Unfortunately, the paste blinded Fanny. Even though early on she lost the ability to see, she was still a very happy and thankful child. At just 8 years old she wrote this poem: “Oh, what a happy child I am, although I cannot see, I am resolved that in this world contented I will be, How many blessings I enjoy that other people don’t, So weep or sigh because I’m blind, … Continue reading Thankful in Every Situation
The Dream.. Many parents have dreams of their children making it to the college or pro level in sports, but the reality is that the vast majority of kids will not play beyond high school. A study by the NCAA … Continue reading What Are the Chances? Your Child and Sports….
December 5thLight two candles. When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’sbrother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob wentup and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and wateredthe flock of Laban his … Continue reading Jacob: A Love Story (Part I)
Son of the Shunamite: Hoping to Bless (Day 7) (Excerpt taken from the book current book I am working on that will be called The Seventh Resurrection) “Let us make a small room on the roof with walls and put … Continue reading Hospitality
If there was ever a time in history to teach your children about these important terms it’s now. I was watching the Kansas City Chiefs the other day and noticed a commercial that was so insane and weird that I … Continue reading Masculinity and Femininity and Harry Styles
Strong families are the bedrock of any society. In fact, the very first institution that God creates in the Garden of Eden is marriage (family). The bible says, in Genesis 2:24 “For this reason a man shall leave his father … Continue reading The Election and the Sanctity of Marriage
With the swearing in of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court we can hopefully expect some serious fundamental changes in our country. Growing up in SBC life I have been conditioned to expect a “right to life Sunday” every … Continue reading The Election and Sanctity of Life
Have you ever been asked that question? My 8 year-old is struggling to cope (as are we all) with the recent death of his grandmother. She was a beloved woman in her community, church and family. She was gentle, compassionate, … Continue reading Daddy, Where Is Grandma Now?
If the answer is “yes,” then my second question is, do you know how snapchat works? If you are like me, then you have trouble keeping up with all of the apps and technology out there. My wife helps me … Continue reading Does Your Child Snapchat?
You’ve probably been tempted to do it….. Let’s call it “candy-paid silence.” You are in the store and your little one is getting out of control. Upset that you won’t buy them the latest bright shiny object from the toy … Continue reading Candy-Paid Silence
Physical Toughness When I was playing college baseball, I remember a particularly hot day at practice when our coach kept making the team run lap after lap after lap around the ballfield. Every time we stopped at home plate after … Continue reading Spiritual Toughness
Things are beginning to open as the global pandemic caused by Covid-19 slows just a little for now. My church met last week at 20% capacity and attempted to create plenty of space for people to social distance. As some … Continue reading Don’t go back to Egypt….