18 RULES for MY SON + Christian Dating

Posted on May 5, 2018

The Dating Game Those who are at the “dating stage” of life are not in an enviable position these days. Some feel tired of waiting, wondering, “Where is my other half?” Some are dating and don’t feel sure, “Is she/he …

Do Our Pets Go to Heaven After They Die?

Posted on April 4, 2017

The question “do pets go to Heaven?” makes one mistaken assumption: that animals will remain wild or domesticated in Heaven, as they are on earth today. In the beginning, no animals were afraid of Adam and Eve, nor were they …

Do Children Get Raptured?

Posted on March 5, 2017

I received this question from Germany recently: “If the Rapture takes place, will children of born again parents go too?” The question of “where do children go?” can be tackled in 2 parts: first, “where do children go after they die?” and …

3 Tips from My Mother

Posted on August 18, 2013

One of my American aunties said to my mother years ago, “You must have done something right.” “Why?” my mother smiled. “Because Steve is the type of boy who loves to study. You have no problem with him doing his...

Rising to the Top of Your Career

Posted on August 5, 2013

In my last post “You Have a Ticket ~ Use It!” I promised to give you 3 tips on how to rise in your career. Whether you’re looking to start a new career, change jobs or get promoted in the …

You Have a Ticket ~ Use It!

Posted on August 1, 2013

Do you feel like opportunities are passing you by while you are stuck in the same old position at work? Are you looking to get into a new career? Have you put your career on hold and sense now it’s …

The Job Description of a Child – Part 3

Posted on August 12, 2012

Another golden moment in parenting came when we were on our way to church one day. Two babies strapped in their individual baby seats, Mama driving, and Papa going over his notes to preach on a weekend service. Inevitably there …

The Job Description of a Child – Part 2

Posted on August 10, 2012

There comes a golden moment when you as a parent can step back and bask in the joy of having birthed and raised a helpful human being. When was that moment was for us? When Alexis began, on her own …

Cure for the Insecure

Posted on July 2, 2012

I told you that yesterday was the first time I woke up without my children in my house. Where were they? We had to entrust them to their grandmother for one night because the following morning, we knew we would …

Missing Children

Posted on July 1, 2012

Yesterday was the first time since becoming a father that I’ve slept at our home without our two children being present. It was odd to me. I kept looking around for them, expecting to bump into them or thinking I …

Grace on a Staircase

Posted on June 25, 2012

A while ago little Alexis tumbled down from the top of our staircase. I saw it happen! You can’t imagine the feeling of helplessness. All I could do was shout “Alexis!” and suddenly she stopped rolling and came to a …

Two Magic Words

Posted on June 1, 2012

When our children object to our command or ask us a question, we try to answer them with reason. But if it’s followed by stubborn objections or endless questions, we teach our children to say two magic words that end …

The Milestones of Growth

Posted on May 30, 2012

What are the steps of spiritual growth? Let’s take a look at the steps of baby growth. This is a list of development milestones in our daughter (applies equally to our son): 1. Feeds herself 2. Clothes herself 3. Speaks …

Why I Started a Blog

Posted on May 23, 2012

These are my thoughts inspired while I travel around the world (40 countries and counting). I travel for ministry, missions, humanitarian aid, adventure, fun and sometimes… to do nothing at all… except write. My intention is that my children will …