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Thank God for Second, Third, and 490th Chances

November 20, 2017 Hey Brother, I love Thanksgiving. There’s the feast, the family, the food… Okay, so feast and food are pretty much the same things, but who doesn’t go back for seconds?! God has blessed me with so much, but one of the things I’m most thankful for is second chances. I don’t know…

Taking a Break with God

November 13, 2017 Hey Brother, Are you tired? I’m tired. I’m tired because my son was sick and kept us up three nights in a row. I’m tired of debating politics on social media. I’m tired of conservatives hating liberals and liberals hating conservatives. I’m tired of racism. I’m tired of hearing about natural disasters…

A Man After God’s Own Heart

November 6, 2017 Hey Brother, As men, we don’t always like to discuss matters of the heart. We often prefer action over feelings, especially when it comes to discussing those feelings. Often, we are even unaware of what we are actually feeling because we are so focused on the external. When I was first married,…

Be the Answer You Pray For

October 30, 2017 Hey Brother, It’s good to pray. It’s really good. We should be praying all the time! But, have you ever seen someone in need, prayed for them, and then wondered why God wasn’t bringing someone to help them right then and there? Well, maybe YOU are the one that should be helping…

#MeToo – 5 Rules for Men

October 23, 2017 Hey Brother, As Christian men, we have a lot of responsibility. Part of that responsibility is protecting our sisters in Christ both spiritually and physically. In that regard, as a whole, we are failing. If you’ve been on social media recently, I’m sure you’ve come across #metoo. I hope you haven’t, but…

The Right Words for the Job

October 16, 2017 Hey Brother, I don’t know if you know this, but a lot of Christians speak their own special secret language. We like to call it “Christianese.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it? It’s when certain phrases are used so often between Christians that it becomes part of the vernacular and the “culture” of…

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My Little Angel, Human After All

October 9, 2017 Hey Brother, Having your first child is an overwhelmingly emotional experience. In your arms lies your perfect little angel. And they are perfect, aren’t they? A unique combination of two people with only the good parts thrown in and none of the bad. You look longingly at your little angel and know…

Stop Hanging Out and Start Asking Out

October 2, 2017 Hey Brother, The modern, single Christian woman has it rough. She meets a single Christian guy who is “super sweet,” he seeks her out and talks to her every day after church, and after weeks of back and forth he finally asks for her phone number. Then she finds out it was…

I Can Do It Myself

September 25, 2017 Hey Brother, Job 6 verse 24 says, “Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.” Unfortunately, my toddler does not think this verse applies to him. Even though he isn’t even two yet, my son is very self-reliant, which in many ways is…

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Oh, the Places God Will Take You!

September 18, 2017 You know, sometimes I think God isn’t listening when I tell him the plans I have for my life. I tell God what I think should happen, I write it down on a five-year life plan spreadsheet, but things rarely end up going the way I’ve planned. It’s almost as if He…