Blended, or Scrambled?

2019-02-01T00:47:15-05:00January 31st, 2019|Family, Journal, Oasis|

Did you see the viral Facebook post about the Dad + Bonus Dad who took photos with their little girl before the daddy daughter dance?…so adorable! What about the viral video of Dad + Stepdad with their daughter on her wedding day? They are getting along, smiling, working together, co-parenting. This is all GREAT! But it’s not typical. And if you are a blended family, you know that even these news-worthy stories probably have their own

____ Lives Matter

2019-01-24T19:02:23-05:00January 24th, 2019|Family, Journal|

Every human being, including you, is made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 5:5, James 3:9, Psalm 8:3-6) This means that from the beginning, YOU are a carrier of God’s image, which makes your life valuable from the start, and you remain valuable throughout eternity.  Your life is important! In recent years, our culture has brought great awareness to the reality that all human lives are important. Just take a few minutes

Hey Son,

2019-04-03T01:50:04-04:00January 12th, 2019|Family, Journal|

I haven’t been able to get you off my mind since your mom first told me. I haven’t forgotten the first time I heard your heartbeat. I haven’t stopped thinking about what it will be like to hold you, to know you, to watch you grow into a man.   Holy crap, I’m scared. I’m scared I won’t know how to love you. I’m scared my own broken past will come back to haunt you. I’m

7 Principles I Try To Live Out

2019-01-09T21:13:54-05:00January 5th, 2019|Family, Journal|

Here are 7 principles I seek to live by as a husband and a father.  Obviously I know I’m a bonehead sometimes and I’ll jack this up occasionally, but as I grow into the role God has given me, I hope these things will become a part of my identity… 1. I’m an initiator. When it comes to prayer, family time, serving, lovemaking, responsibilities, conflict resolution, reconciliation, peacemaking, and vision for my family. I’m the initiator. 2.

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