What do I wish I knew before I started in ministry?

I was asked to speak to a group of soon-to-be ministers at a local Bible College.  I was given a ton of freedom of what to speak on.  One of the topics I was given was “What do I wish I knew before I started in ministry?” So I found myself sitting in a coffee-houseContinue reading “What do I wish I knew before I started in ministry?”

What my parents didn’t teach me about marriage – Part 2

Last week, we started this new blog series that focused upon the things my parents didn’t teach me based upon some of the issues we see today.  Again, please don’t take any of the following blogs as a guilt trip to those who have struggled or have made mistakes.  I do not elevate anyone above Christ.Continue reading “What my parents didn’t teach me about marriage – Part 2”

Antagonizing Your Spouse

I’ve got an amazing sister.  3 and a half years younger yet people always wondered if she was older than me. She’s carried the hardworking genes of my parents into her life.  An exceptional mother of 5.  A nursing student. A wife of a police officer.  There are very few that can match the resumeContinue reading “Antagonizing Your Spouse”

Marriage blog: Unnatural Aphrodisiac

Basil, figs, oysters, strawberries, avocados, and, of course, chocolate are just a few of the many of the foods that  have been rumored to have aphrodisiac properties. By definition, an aphrodisiac is a food, drink, or substance that increases sexual desire. How do foods like these accomplish that task? They can reduce stress, increase blood flow, and/orContinue reading “Marriage blog: Unnatural Aphrodisiac”

Things I’ve Never Said

“Dancing with the Stars is on.” “I enjoy instant coffee.” “I really like your shell necklace, bro.” “I’m bummed that Oprah is no longer doing her show.” “Football season is too long.” “I love April when it’s 37 degrees and raining.” “I can’t wait to wake up early tomorrow!” These are a few things I’veContinue reading “Things I’ve Never Said”

Kissing Lessons

To quote Porthos in the “Three Musketeers,” he told D’Artagnan “The secret…is in the first kiss for in that first kiss a lasting impression is made. Right, ladies? If it is weak she’ll think you’re weak. If it is comical she’ll think you’re a clown. (…) And as a musketeer is never weak and only rarely a clownContinue reading “Kissing Lessons”

A Pile of Dung

I came into the office today and dove into my devos. I’m going through Philippians and Hebrews in my personal studies. I couldn’t let go of Philippians 3:8 (of course I had to instagram it) “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have sufferedContinue reading “A Pile of Dung”

Chafing my spouse

I hate chafing. I can’t say I deal with that often.  But you know as well as I do, it’s frustrating.  And if you are in a position where it occurs and you can’t deal with it right then and there…it’s complete misery. Chafing refers to the irritation of skin caused by repetitive friction (thanks Wiki).  OneContinue reading “Chafing my spouse”