In previous years I have tried to create goals at the beginning of each new year. However, I have often had trouble following through on these goals over the duration of the year because they have either been too complicated and/or I have had too many. Moreover, once I have fallen off … Continue reading My Goals for 2018
One day when we were living in TX I came out of my room and said I want to be a believer. And my dad said ok we need to start a bible study on one day a week. Over the next few months I started to learn about the gospel, my sin, and my … Continue reading My testimony by Ethan
In our day many of us live with calendars full to the brim and our lives have very little time for anything outside our regularly scheduled daily or weekly activities (which are often very fine activities). Over the years our family certainly fit this category although we have always been very selective in how we … Continue reading Why we accept every invitation we get…and perhaps you should too
After being moderately successful in keeping up with my priorities and goals for 2015 I realize that I bit off more than I could chew. In other words, I was a little too aggressive in my action under my priorities. Therefore, in 2016 I will be simplifying my action items that drive my priorities. I will, however, … Continue reading My Goals for 2016
In American culture we have days in our calendar that are set apart to remember the sacrifice of service men and women. Those days are often marked with parades, remembrance services at memorials, and prayers for our country. In other words, our country is a country that admires and appreciates the sacrifice of others. We … Continue reading The Forgotten Sacrifice
Most people I know HATE running and, frankly, I don't blame them. In fact, in a recent conversation with a good friend who is an avid runner, he told one of my sons that the only part of running he likes is the finish line. Running is hard, tiring, and most of the time not all … Continue reading Reflections on running and the Christian life
About seven or eight years ago I had a good friend approach me about supporting him and his family as they would soon be leaving to be missionaries in a third world country. Perhaps what I remember most about our discussion was looking at the budget he showed me. Of course, I did not look … Continue reading Why do Missionaries Cost So Much?