One of the things I will miss when the quarantine is over is watching my sons grow up right in front of me. Parenting by all accounts has its challenges. However, the beautiful thing is watching something God has gifted you with grow right in front of you. Since I entered the workforce, I have … Continue reading Beautiful Contentment
Depending on your context these images could mean that you are helping others, protecting yourself, being considerate of the welfare of others, or cause you to be seen as a threat. Not too long ago black men wearing hoodies were seen as a threat, thugs, hooligans, gangsters, and a menace to society. They were being … Continue reading One Image. Many Perceptions.
Hosea’s obedience is not Biblical licensure for frolicking freely and shamelessly sharing bodily fluids with whomever we desire. Scripture provides clear commentary and guidance regarding sexual ethics and the gift of sex for the covenant of marriage. It also speaks to the consequences of the abuse of sexual relationships beyond the scope of Biblical sexual … Continue reading Love, Unconditional 2
Imagine spending your life committed to your mother and father’s teachings regarding faith, commitment to the Lord, and wanting to duplicate what you have been taught in your own life as a man, an adult, a person. Dreaming of being a husband, father, and building a home. Dreaming of your bride - perfect, loving, kind, … Continue reading Love, Unconditional 1
Quarantine is like a cauldron. The sameness of space is the pot. The time is the fire. Being in the same space with the same person or people for sustained amounts of time will move people together or apart. These types of situations do not necessarily create relatinship problems but they do EXPOSE them. Crisis … Continue reading Conquering the Cracks
What is the role of desire in humanity's life? Is it a tool and instrument for absolute pleasure and consumption? Or, is it a gift for intimacy and relationship? Desire presents itself in many ways. It is presented and represented by everything that we are told to like and everything that we do like. How … Continue reading Desire: Disciplined or Destructive.
Being a husband, being a dad, being a professional, being a dreamer, being a visionary, being a homeowner, being, being, and more being. The pressure of being a father brings with it many challenges. How many of the challenges are legitimate? How many of them are illegitimate? How many of them come along with the … Continue reading Dad Wars: Managing it All
Goals are great to have. However, if they come at the expense, hurt, pain, or devaluing of others they may not be goals. You may simply be selfish. It is an awesome thing to have a plan to go somewhere, be something, overcome some feat, or conquer some challenge. However, are your efforts empowering others … Continue reading Goals: Selfish or Serving?
What is in your heart? One writer reported that we ought to "keep our hearts with all diligence for out of it flow the issues of life" (1). What does the ebb and flow of content that moves in and out of your heart look like? What issues - chronic and acute - have you … Continue reading The Content of Your Heart Can Develop or Destroy.
David ruled a nation but failed to care for his home. His daughter was raped. His son was murdered. The murderous son tried to overthrow David. And this was all between three of his children in his own home. Service to THE HOUSE (THE CHURCH) does not excuse negligence in your house. Absalom was the … Continue reading Ruled Nation. Failed Home.