Politics and Devotion: Family over Everything

For those of us seeking peaceful engagement in politics this election year, we'll have to understand how much God cares about unity. Like any parent, God our Father wants his sons and daughters to love one another. He wants us to be unified in our quest to serve Him and glorify Him. We know this... Continue Reading →

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To my Christian friends wondering how you'll survive the election of 2020, I completely understand your turmoil. The editorial last month in Christianity Today and the responses by Trump defenders accentuate the political division among Christ followers. I have certainly been very open about how the Trump presidency has been a burden for me personally,... Continue Reading →

Essential homework: Read the Bible

It's back-to-school season, and you may be flitting around with supply lists and hope for your children to receive a solid education. Please remember as you plan the school year that no schooling is complete without the scripture. Start by reading through the gospels as a family where your children will be introduced to the... Continue Reading →

Dear Targeted Friend: I feel you

When terrible things happen in my life or in the world around me, I search the scriptures for perspective. While not everything written in the Bible can be applied to modern life, we can learn a lot about the heart of God by reading scripture, and there are principles we can apply. This is certainly... Continue Reading →

My new sanity plate

I've been thinking about getting a vanity plate for quite some time. My original plan was to use the max number of characters allowed in Virginia with this message: DNTGVUP. The idea was to encourage travelers who are feeling depressed or suicidal. I felt that three years ago in the months after my brother died.... Continue Reading →

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