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In Deuteronomy 6, Moses introduced the idea of gospel-centered parenting to the people of Israel. Now, upon hearing this declaration, you might say, "Wait...Jesus had not yet come, so the gospel had not yet been fully revealed." True enough. But in Deuteronomy 6, we find the single most important declaration in Jewish life, the Shema. … Continue reading The Proof of Gospel-Centered Parenting
Carmen and I are happy to announce that we have begun the adoption process through International Family Services! Many of you know that the past couple of years have been very trying as we battled against cancer and infertility. We have spent much time mourning both the (temporary) loss of Carmen's health as well as … Continue reading BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
Last week, our church allowed the student ministry to take over the Sunday morning worship service. We had a blast. The students did the announcements, the worship, and played a game with the congregation. One of our students gave a wonderful testimony of how the Lord has worked in her life over her first year … Continue reading Gospel-Centered Family
A few weeks ago, Carmen and I went back to her oncologist for scans. Carmen had completed her chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Both had been brutal. Cancer sucks. Don't let anyone lie to you and tell you that it is easy or that it is no big deal. It is a big deal. It is … Continue reading Proudly Presenting My Survivor
I really want to give Facebook a rest for a while. I've felt this way for a while now. Really, the only thing keeping my Facebook account active is this website (Facebook is the primary way that I publicize these updates). I feel responsible to keep my friends and family (and even many people that … Continue reading The Dog Days of Cancer
Here we sit in the chemotherapy bay at Physicians East in Greenville. Today is Carmen's fourth treatment, which puts us more than halfway through this part of our journey. To this point, I believe that Carmen's response to the chemotherapy has been, as the title suggests, as good as it gets. To the praise of … Continue reading Update on Carmen: Good As It Gets
Carmen and I have been absolutely overwhelmed at the exposure my last post received. The famous Christian philosopher, C. S. Lewis once remarked on suffering in this way: "Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His … Continue reading Reflection: Pain is God’s Megaphone (+ cancer update)