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The Fools of Praise

The Fools of Praise

HALAL Hâlal, haw-lal ́: To boast. To rave. To shine. To celebrate. To be clamorously foolish.1 Let them praise (hâlal) His name with dancing and make music to Him with timbrel and harp. — Psalm 149:3 A couple of years ago my wife and I were invited to a Jewish wedding. I’d never been to one

You Have a Good Good Father

The Bible is clear about what our relationship with God is. He is our Father; we are His children. In fact, God is identified as our Father 265 times in scripture. Most of those are found in the New Testament because through Christ, we have a new identity as an adopted child of God (Romans

Our Favorite Books for Kids 2016

The most important gift you can give your children is a loving relationship with Christ. And the second most important gift, we might say, is a love of words and reading! Here is a gift guide of some of our favorite new children’s books that have come out in 2016 that will encourage your kids’ educational

On Losing a Loved One: God Is a Good, Good Father

Losing a parent is never easy. I know. I lost my father one year ago this month. Even as I write those words, I can hardly believe it. I had fallen into a rut of telling people I lost my dad six months ago. Then last week, I started getting emotional about him all of

How Becoming a Parent Helps You Understand the Unconditional Love of God

Nearly five years ago, my wife, Lauren, and I became parents for the first time when our daughter, Ashlyn Alexandra, was born.  Three years later, we welcomed her sister, Madison Amore, into the world and into our family.  To say being a father has changed my life would be an understatement.  To say being a

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