Browsing All Posts filed under »spirituality«

Should Christians Go To Therapy?

July 24, 2020


Pastor Bryan Stamper offered this short video addressing the question of whether Christians should go to therapy.  I thought it was worth sharing (and didn’t require additional comment from me) so here it is. Blessings.

College of Marriage Online

July 20, 2020


College of Marriage is now available online at College of Marriage is a 15 week marriage enrichment curriculum written and presented by my colleague, Carolyn Klusmeier and myself.  The lecture portion of the classes is now available on video.  You can also download the Powerpoints and the exercises.  The classes were 90 minutes, but […]

Spiritual Continua

June 22, 2020


How are you doing spiritually?  I don’t mean have you read your Bible and prayed today.  Those are important spiritual disciplines, but they aren’t ends in themselves.   This isn’t a question about how you are doing at pursuing holiness, though that is also a great spiritual pursuit.  What I want to know is, “How are […]

Carol’s Heart

December 22, 2019


First, for any close friends who are just now learning that the title of this post is literal and not metaphorical, I hope you will understand that we have been otherwise occupied.  Consequently, if you are not in the family or on the prayer chain, this may be news to you.  Please don’t take any […]

The Good Place – Part 2 – The Puzzle

December 4, 2019


If you read my last post, this one does not require any further set up nor a spoiler alert.  In my last post I looked at a conversation between Michael and Chidi that occurred in season 4, episode 9 of The Good Place.  If you need the set-up, go take a look at that post.  […]

A Testimony

August 11, 2019


This is one of those posts that makes me feel a little vulnerable where I am at my most self-disclosing.  I wrote the following for a video testimony at my church.  It had to be shortened substantially to bring the video to the needed length for purposes of the worship service.  Here is the testimony […]

Lenten Devotion

March 11, 2019


Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, marking the start of the season of Lent.  Lent is the 46 days[1] leading up to Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection.  This is a time for many Christians to focus on spiritual disciplines to draw closer to Jesus.  This often involves fasting from something.  Sometimes instead of fasting from something, […]

Pete The Cat Meets the Little Drummer Boy

December 23, 2018


Christmas is the day after tomorrow.  Today I find myself in the enviable if somewhat unusual position of having nothing on my plate for which the failure to accomplish it would have a bad result.  (Thank you, Lord, for an actual sabbath rest[1]).  I plan to watch a football game, but thought I should also […]

Spiritual Leadership

January 2, 2018


A common complaint I hear from Christian wives is that their husbands are not the “spiritual leader” of the family.  My experience is that the men at whom the complaint is leveled vary a great deal in where they are at in their spiritual journey.  Some are indeed nominal Christians.  Others regularly attend church, go […]