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Marriage is known to be oneness as the Bible teaches. Marriage is between two people that love themselves and thus, they will have things in common, work together as a team to build a happy home, labour and reap together, plan and execute together, and raise children together. 124 more words

Issues & Case Studies

Let's Take The Long Way! 

The trip home from the Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus to our “little cottage” in Morganton, North Carolina could be made in 6-7 hours, but Cheryl & I decided to “take the long way” back — almost no interstates, and lots of small towns and mountain scenery. 622 more words

Home & Family Life

From A Cottage in the Foothills ... (June 2015)

The past couple of weeks have been busy at “the cottage”; with all of the kids and grandkids coming in. We had a lot to celebrate — and then to recover from! 1,009 more words

It Takes Two: A Plumbing Parable of Marriage

(In honor both of our 33rd wedding anniversary, and our icemaker ;-)

Last week some workers discovered that there was a leak underneath our house, and they recommended that we call a plumber. 701 more words

Home & Family Life

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

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