On Father’s day in June of 2010 I started this blog. On that same day Linda and I decided to start the process for our third adoption. Today, January 10, 2012, we signed the official adoption papers for Tommy our new little boy! Today also happens to be my 40th birthday. I couldn’t ask for a better birthday present! → Read More . . .
There is a lot of discussion about freedom of religion. This last week I was struck with the fact that Jesus offers us a religion of freedom. We are free from our past. Free from the hold of the wrong things we have done. We are free to seek a close relationship with God without fear of rejection. → Read More . . .
Because the quality of life we live is determined by the decisions we make, merely being able to make a decision isn’t enough. A high-quality life comes from making good decisions; and if there is one key to good decision-making, it is wisdom. → Read More . . .
This blog was started because I want to do more in life. I want to have a bigger impact. I want to increase the Faith of those around me. I want to increase my Finances and help others do the same. I want to teach about the ideas that formed America and increase our Freedom. → Read More . . .
This post will be used to introduce Phil Webster to you. Phil is the author of 1776 Faith. I have quoted this book in my posts on Abraham Clark and William Ellery. Phil has provided me with a letter of introduction. I am happy to share this with you. → Read More . . .
This week at Youth Group we did a study on the power of the words we speak. We looked at several passages in Proverbs to get the discussion started. [...] We discussed how it is sometimes difficult to control our words when we get angry, especially with our siblings. [...] To tame our tongue, we must guard our heart. → Read More . . .
Recently we made an adjustment to our Sunday schedule. We decided to have Computer Free Sundays. For many Christians Sunday is considered the Sabbath day. As a family we have always tried to observe a day of rest but this is a radical change for me. → Read More . . .
How does one start investing? This is a common question. I have a really simple answer: One has to start giving.
To invest money, I have to spend less than I make and save the leftover amount for a long time. This means I have to give my money to a savings account, mutual fund, stock broker, etc. I lose control of my money for a time with the hope (hopefully educated hope) that when I get it back it will have grown. → Read More . . .
In the old Doris Day movie “On Moonlight Bay”, Wesley is sitting looking out the window of the new house the family has just moved into. A neighbor boy is outside by the fence watching them move in. The father comes in and suggests that Wesley go out and meet the new boy. Wesley does not want to so the father stamps his feat and yells, “WESLEY, BE FRIENDLY!” Linda and I often quote this to each other and I think it fits nicely with our Youth Group discussion tonight. → Read More . . .
Some may wonder if the American Revolution was really sanctioned by God. Was it anything more than just a rebellious uprising by a bunch of malcontents? I hear statements like, “the Bible does not support disobedience to the government.” People will refer to Romans 13:1 which says, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” While I can understand the argument and I can see where the thoughts come from, I feel that this idea is a misunderstanding of the roots of the American Revolution and of what the Bible teaches about governmental authority. → Read More . . .