Grief is Hard
Grief is Hard

It’s that time of year for high school seniors. All the high school “lasts”…last prom, last ball games, last awards ceremonies, and finally...

Discipling of Souls
Discipling of Souls

An Explanation The famous Great Commission gives the church its marching orders. In fact, this has long been understood as the mission of the...

Evangelism Excuses
Evangelism Excuses

It’s not that I’m bad at evangelism. I know the Gospel. I can quote scripture. I’ve done training several times and even researched training...

Return on Investment
Return on Investment

Have you ever spent a significant amount of effort, money or time on a particular thing? Maybe it was attending college. Maybe it was a new washer...

The Story of Joseph Part 2
The Story of Joseph Part 2

Genesis Chapters 37-50 In my last blog, I shared the story of Joseph and how it speaks into our personal response to life’s challenges. Joseph was...

A Prayer Focused Life
A Prayer Focused Life

The nightly routine at the Rainwater House usually follows a pattern like this: home from work, dinner, playing with the girls, baths, reading...

Disciplining Children
Disciplining Children

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are...

Reformation 500 Reflections
Reformation 500 Reflections

“Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason  – I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils, for they have...

Leaving a Legacy
Leaving a Legacy

Back several years ago, singer and songwriter, Nicole Nordeman sang a song entitled, “Legacy.” The lyrics of that song’s chorus go like this: I...

Pruning
Pruning

“He prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.” John 15:12 Outside our home, in a corner where the garage meets the...

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