Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Dirt and Dung” #TheTable

Symbols are common in the Christian’s world. A crown – royalty; victory A dove – peace; the Holy Spirit A door – opportunity or closure Fire – glory of God; Holy Spirit A cross – love, hope, redemption But there is an overlooked symbol taken for granted that is needed more than ever in ourContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Dirt and Dung” #TheTable”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “A Gospel-Centered Marriage” #FromThisDaySeries

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. Today we kicked off our annual marriage series with our Kfirst community.Continue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “A Gospel-Centered Marriage” #FromThisDaySeries”

What is Romance? 5 Ways to Make Sure You Are Actually Romantic

In premarital counseling, I really enjoy asking questions. Jesus seemed to be great at it and, I feel, was an effective tool in helping people learn about the Kingdom. So I find myself asking a wide-range of questions, not so that I can give an answer, but to give a couple an opportunity to thinkContinue reading “What is Romance? 5 Ways to Make Sure You Are Actually Romantic”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #MYCHURCH week 2 “Better Together”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. January is about “newness.” Whether we are talking about aContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #MYCHURCH week 2 “Better Together””

Happy wife… Miserable husband: 6 Reasons Why Appeasement Doesn’t Work

  You’ve said it, I’ve said it: Happy wife…happy life. Call it nice.  Call it sweet.  I call it appeasement. It’s a conflict avoidance style that sacrifices your feelings, beliefs, or ideas in order to pacify or please the other person. To some, this seems like a noble identity to assume. After all, keeping peace and harmony in theContinue reading “Happy wife… Miserable husband: 6 Reasons Why Appeasement Doesn’t Work”

The Kingdom of Peeps. 4 ways to engage in Easter.

If feel very privileged with the position I have.  Weddings, baby dedications, funerals, and the like are all phenomenal opportunities to be a part in precious family moments.  I refuse to take them for granted.  They are not inconveniences to me.  These moments are privileges and every pastor must see them that way. My senior adults areContinue reading “The Kingdom of Peeps. 4 ways to engage in Easter.”

My Marriage is Terribly Inconvenient!

I’ve been married 16 years. I love being married and I can’t imagine life without Anne.  We have had some great times and moments. We laugh a lot together. We have two fantastic children and we are blessed to serve in an amazing church is their pastor. But I’ll say this is of my marriage:  ItContinue reading “My Marriage is Terribly Inconvenient!”

Marriage Blog: Faking Your Death

I read quite a few blogs and articles on marriage.  I’m always intrigued by titles.  Then one came across my screen… “Groom Poorly Fakes Death to Get Out of Wedding” Clicking on the link will introduce a small story about a poorly approached attempt to circumvent getting out of a wedding.  When I think I’ve heardContinue reading “Marriage Blog: Faking Your Death”

Marriage Blog: Leave the Money on the Nightstand

Having a few weeks off of blogging, my heart has been burning to blog on a subject that has crumbled and continues to eat away at so many marriage. Paul addresses it in the famous “love chapter”: Love “does not demand its own way.” 1 Corinthians 13:5 This cancerous element has no place in your life.  ItContinue reading “Marriage Blog: Leave the Money on the Nightstand”

2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 19

Welcome to our 2 Minute Devos. This month we are in our Annual Marriage Series at Kalamazoo First Assembly of God and we’re going through devotions for couples. Take the time to read through the passage of the day and listen to the 2 Minute Devo. Song of Solomon 4:9 You have captivated my heart, my sister, myContinue reading “2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 19”