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From A Cottage in the Foothills ...

It’s been a busy few weeks since we hit the ground running at my new pastorate, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Morganton, North Carolina. People have asked how Cheryl and Michael especially like it here, and the answer is that they absolutely LOVE it! 975 more words

Home & Family Life

A Crucial Word For Parents

They don’t include any kind of “instruction manual” for raising your child when they send you home from the hospital with your baby. Thankfully, God’s word gives parents the instructions they need, in places like Proverbs 22:15, which reads: “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of discipline will remove it far from him.” This verse gives us several important lessons about child discipline: 262 more words

Devotions/Bible Studies

A Pleasant Trip to the Ridge

Last weekend, Cheryl, Michael & I drove to Morganton, North Carolina, where I was called to serve as Senior Pastor at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. It was a very emotional time for us, as it ended a three-year odyssey through a valley of suffering and disappointment. 946 more words

Home & Family Life

How will you feel when you give your child a gift and as he/she collects it without any appreciation leave your presence?
How will you feel when your partner ask you to do something by commanding? 140 more words

Parenting Tips & Advice

Family Gingerbread House Contest Dec. 2014

For the last several years, our family (kids & spouses) has had a Gingerbread House contest during the Christmas season. This year’s is a bit late, since we didn’t get together with the kids until the week after Christmas, at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. 191 more words

Home & Family Life

Thanksgiving on the Prairie

Thanksgiving has become perhaps our very favorite family holiday in recent years, and we were looking forward to it even more this year, with our grandbabies coming in. 1,602 more words

Home & Family Life

Praying For Your Family

The first chapter of Job describes the central character of this book as a man who was not only “blameless” and “upright” before God (:1) but as one who loved his family, and ministered to them spiritually. 276 more words

Devotions/Bible Studies