Taking a break

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I am taking a break for awhile from blogging.  If you came to visit then please subscribe so you will know when I am back.  Due to the large workload related to CityLights and my commitment to have time with my wife and young son I am taking a break. I have lots of ideas […]

Posted on January 21, 2013 Read More »

Top 7 Blog Posts of 2012

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 Below are the top seven blog posts (in no particular order) of 2012: Is Marriage About Happiness or Holiness? 4 Thoughts Efficiency and Light Pollution: How increasing focus can increase efficiency Rhythms Series Part One: The Music of Your DAY (a blog on efficiency) Eight signs that a guy is not (yet) christian marriage material FREE! […]

Posted on January 1, 2013 Read More »

MY TOP SIX CHRISTMAS SONGS

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MY TOP SIX CHRISTMAS SONGS 6. Silent Night - Michael Buble 5. Words And Stars - Glen Yoder 4. Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel - Zerbin 3. O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Folk Angel 2. Oh Holy Night (A Reprise) - Zerbin 1. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus – Kings Kaleidoscope   STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING TOP TEN LIST […]

Posted on December 20, 2012 Read More »

4 creative & thoughtful (not-pop) Christmas albums for free or cheap.

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I have not been the person who starts playing Christmas tunes in November.  Christmas tunes have often not been my top choice when I want to enjoy some music.  Generally the classics are great reminders of the meaning behind the season but are often kind of boring.  The pop stuff can drive me nuts after […]

Posted on November 30, 2012 Read More »

4 Important Lessons for Handling the Christmas Season in Youth Ministry.

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Is Christmas the time to do more events or less? To take a break or to pack things in?  Recognizing the flow and momentum of the calendar within ministry is very important.  The Christmas season is an important season and we need to go with the flow of the calendar in this season. 4 Important […]

Posted on November 22, 2012 Read More »

Eight signs that a guy is not christian marriage material

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If you are a serious Christian girl who isn’t just looking to marry some guy who said a prayer when he was 5 or whose mom forced him to church through his teen years so he checks off the “Christian” box. If you are looking to get into a relationship with a guy who wants […]

Posted on November 20, 2012 Read More »

4 More LINKS I Like relating to sex, marriage, and dating.

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Below are a few links that I have come across that I wanted to share that relate to sex, marriage, and dating. Note: This blog is a part of a series related to a teaching series from CityLights Church called “Purity.Purpose.Pursuit” Video clip of John Piper discussing how we can serve one another in marriage. […]

Posted on November 19, 2012 Read More »

7 Questions to Ask before Asking the Big Question

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7 Questions to ask before getting engaged 1. Does my bf/gf love Jesus more than they love me? You want God to be God. You don’t want to be their god. Marriage based on idolatry leads to hurt because the reality is we let each other down and we are not good saviors for each […]

Posted on November 16, 2012 Read More »

5 LINKS I Like relating to sex, marriage, and dating.

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Note: This blog is a part of a series related to a teaching series from CityLights Church called “Purity.Purpose.Pursuit” Can Men & Women Just “Be Friends”? Resurgence blog article. For your entertainment. Video clip from Mark & Grace Driscoll on How to not Marry a Coward.” For the Ladies (particularly engaged or newly married). 20 Things […]

Posted on November 14, 2012 Read More »

What Happens When I Don’t Feel Love For My Spouse?

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Love.  What is love?  Do we “fall” in love?  Do we “fall” out of love?  Can we choose to love? 14 But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife […]

Posted on November 8, 2012 Read More »