Anxiety, the gospel, and potty training

Today is Day One of potty training for me and my son. He's 3 and 1/2. He's plenty ready, but I'm a nervous wreck. Why am I so anxious about potty training? I have 3 kids: a 3-and-1/2-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 2-month-old. All are (obviously) in diapers. You'd think I'd be ecstatic about getting…

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Looking back and looking forward

For our family, 2017 began with many uncertainties. We had just welcomed our second baby into the world a few weeks before the year began, and we were looking at the chaos of having two under two, in a one bedroom apartment, with a very limited income. We began the year thinking: "how are we…

Monday Reminders – the importance of prayer

So much emphasis is put on service, love, and community these days that we often forget about prayer. The importance of prayer is made evident through the example of Jesus Christ himself. Christ taught his followers how to pray in the sermon on the mount. (Matthew 6:5-15) He sacrificed sleep in order to spend time…

Monday Reminders – The Chief End Of Man

Such a beautiful, and simple reminder, especially as we head into the Christmas season. It's all about God. If your understanding of God, His Ways, His Word, and His World doesn't lead you to glorify God, then your understanding is wrong (either completely or partially). Even more importantly, the glory belongs to God alone. If…

Monday Reminders – Old Testament Promises

This verse in Isaiah comes in a section of promises of comfort. If you don't remember the context for Isaiah, here's the quick and messy version: Isaiah was called to be a prophet to the nation of Israel, his goal was to tell the people the Word of God, what God wanted for the people…