2020-02-26 to 28 Pictures: Charleston, South Carolina

One of the few upsides of having to cancel our Spring Break trip last March at the onset of the pandemic is that we are "stuck" with a rather large voucher from one of those discount airlines. Last autumn, Tricia and I spent a weekend in Savannah, Georgia and had a...

A John 3:16 Craft for Kids

John 3:16 is one of the most well known and reassuring verses in the Bible. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (NIV) The following is a little craft I threw...

2020-03-01 Pictures: Lyndsey’s College Signing Day

This afternoon Lyndsey made it official, signing her letter of intent to play college basketball for the Hiram College Terriers starting next year. While she made the decision and committed to Hiram before Christmas, she has been looking forward to this day since her...

2020-02-13 Pictures: Lyndsey’s 18th Birthday

I am little behind on posting photos. These are some of my favorites from a couple of weekends ago when we got a chance to celebrate Lyndsey's 18th birthday. It's hard to believe that my little girl is officially an adult. It was nice to have the family all back...


Introduction I love working with kids, and I love teaching them hard concepts in ways they can understand. To that end, for years I have been working on a dictionary of theological terms for kids and teens. In sharing those definitions, there seemed no better place to...

If You Want It Done Right

In all likelihood, you know how the phrase ends: If you want it done right, DO IT YOURSELF! This is a bit of a mantra for me, and frankly, something that I struggle with daily both in leadership and in my Christian walk.  In theory, this is easy to accept. ...

What Does God Hate?

This is the little and humble post that started it all. I happened to be reading through my Bible, and this passage impacted me so much that I posted a little blurb about it on Facebook. That was July 28, 2008, and I've been writing and sharing ever since. (Maybe...

The Power of a Story

Those of us with kids, and those of us who work with kids, understand the power of a good story.  All to often in our culture today, kids are fed empty concepts without the benefit of the story.  The other morning, on my way to work, I was listening to a podcast from a couple of weeks ago (7/31).  The program was the Albert Mohler Show, and the guest host Dr. Russel Moore was discussing the benefit of stories in developing the moral imagination.  Dr. Moore’s guest on that program was Andrew Petersen, a well-know Christian singer and children’s book author.

I was actually introduced to the music of Andrew Petersen in another blog post from Dr. Moore several months back, and I have become a big fan. The discussion of storytelling, and its importance in a Christian household, was fascinating.

Dr. Moore’s posted a short article about the program on his blog at

Dr. Moore links to a fascinating article from David Mills titled Enchanting Children.

Robert Sagers posted a short article about the show at Between Two Worlds

I would also encourage you to listen to the radio program for yourself. You can find a link to the audio at

Make sure you check out Andrew Petersen’s web site and his music at!

I also found this interesting series of blog posts from an interview with Andrew Petersen.

I mentioned earlier that I have become a big fan of Andrew Petersen. I’ve actually posted two articles on this blog related to his music:

  1. The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats [04/08/2009]
  2. Family Man [06/21/2009]