Back to School: 10 Things to Pray Over Your Students

Today is a monumental day for our home. We have two beginning their freshman year. My daughter begins her college career, my son begins high school. My tradition of praying over them every morning has continued since the day I dropped them off at preschool. The obvious differences today is, first, I’m not holding theirContinue reading “Back to School: 10 Things to Pray Over Your Students”

PKs: 7 Thoughts For Pastors About Their Kids

If you’ve ever heard the term, “PK” then you’ve been in church a while. It’s part of an exclusive club that requires one thing: You must have a parent as a pastor (unless you are the child of a missionary…then you’re an “MK”). I wouldn’t say I’m a “true PK” because I didn’t become oneContinue reading “PKs: 7 Thoughts For Pastors About Their Kids”

Warning Shots: 10 subtle actions your marriage needs to pay attention to.

You’ve opened my ears so I can listen. Psalm 40:6 I’m an aficionado of military movies.  And there’s certain lines and terms that you can count on hearing frequently.  For some reason, especially in movies involving ships, you’ll hear the term: warning shot.  A warning shot is a military and/or police term describing an intentionally harmlessContinue reading “Warning Shots: 10 subtle actions your marriage needs to pay attention to.”

What my parents didn’t teach me about marriage – Part 1

From the beginning of this new blog series, I need to let you know something:  My parents are amazing.  Nope…you won’t need to wait for the “other” shoe to drop.  There is no “but” as if I was going to use the blog-osphere to blast Hal and Linda (my parents) and my criticism of theirContinue reading “What my parents didn’t teach me about marriage – Part 1”

Confessions of a Marriage Blogger Part 6: “We don’t stay married for the kids”

Originally posted on Pastor Dave Barringer:
Welcome back to the last installation of our “Confessions of a Marriage Blogger” series.  Thanks to all of those who visited our blogs over the past few weeks Part 5, “I had a mistress” and  Part 4 “Sex is not what we thought it was” and shared it.  It’s become the…

Confessions of a Marriage Blogger Part 6: “We don’t stay married for the kids”

Welcome back to the last installation of our “Confessions of a Marriage Blogger” series.  Thanks to all of those who visited our blogs over the past few weeks Part 5, “I had a mistress” and  Part 4 “Sex is not what we thought it was” and shared it.  It’s become the highest hit post in the past-year-plusContinue reading “Confessions of a Marriage Blogger Part 6: “We don’t stay married for the kids””

Confessions of a Marriage Blogger: Part 2 “Our kids are for sale.”

We started a series of marriage blogs last week. If you missed last week, check out Confessions of a Marriage Blogger: Part 1 “We irritate each other”. I started off by telling my own feelings about how I felt like marriage blog and book writers lived in a Ken and Barbie world of perfection.  I’mContinue reading “Confessions of a Marriage Blogger: Part 2 “Our kids are for sale.””

2 Minute Devo: “Open up your mouth” Deut. 6:4-7

August is our journey through the 2 minute series called “Watch Your Mouth”.  I want to invite you to join me as we. It’s as simple as viewing  the vlog and reading the passage for the day.  Today’s passage is Deuteronomy 6:4-7: Deuteronomy 6:4-7 4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heartContinue reading “2 Minute Devo: “Open up your mouth” Deut. 6:4-7″