Thoughts As We Prepare to Leave for Furlough

When I was nine years old, God first put a desire in my heart to be a missionary.  I wanted more than anything else to preach the gospel to the lost.  For the last eight years, I have been living that dream.  Though my original idea of the place I was going was considerably different […]

Book Review: Ten Secrets for a Successful Family

When Teri and I went on our 10th anniversary get-away, I took Ten Secrets for a Successful Family with me.  It had been on my shelf for a while. In the book, Pastor Adrian Rodgers looks at how the ten commandments can be applied to the home.  He uses a good balance of Scriptural teaching […]

7 Ways to Pass on Your Faith

This comes from Family to Family by Dr. Jerry Pipes and Victor Lee: Charles Stanley suggests seven ways to pass on your faith: Pass on your faith by sharing basic principles (about money, God’s guidance, and provision, etc.) Pass on your faith by the lifestyle you life. Pass on your faith by persistence. Pass on […]

A Challenge to Wives

Article by Teri Snode Proverbs 31:10-11, “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.” Have you ever wondered why there is almost an entire chapter in the Bible that talks about a […]

Don’t Be a Lazy Pastor or Missionary

One of the most common statements and disgraceful commentaries of those who work in the ministry is that they are lazy.  So many people think that being a pastor, missionary, or full-time Christian worker is an easy, cushy job because you don’t have to work hard, you don’t have to work long hours, and you […]

Winning the Heart

I thought this was a great article by Carey Schmidt. The stories are too numerous to recount—Christian parents totally losing it—dads in fist fights with sons, parents in shouting matches with spouses, mothers hurling curse words and personal slurs at their children. Broken glass, holes in sheet rock, and doors slammed off the hinges are […]

80% of British Teens View Pornography

source Pornography is ripping people lives apart.  As parents and Christians, we need to be so careful to guard against temptation and to keep ourselves and our children accountable. 80% BRITISH TEENS VIEW PORNOGRAPHY (Friday Church News Notes, June 18, 2010,, 866-295-4143) – A survey in England has found that more than 80% of […]

Playing It Safe

I saw this video today and thought it illustrated a very powerful truth.  Let me know what you think.

Why Married People Should Date?

I read the following on Clay Reed’s blog and thought every married couple should read it.  Teri and I went on a date last night, and I can verify that dating your mate is a great way to strengthen your marriage. The statistics are shocking regarding the problems of children who grow up in homes […]

How to Lose Your Child Before He is 5 Years Old

I just read the following article from David Cloud and J. B. Buffington and wanted to pass it on to you, so that you could profit from it: HOW TO LOSE YOUR CHILD BEFORE HE IS FIVE YEARS OLD The following is edited and adapted from a message preached by the late J. B. Buffington […]