Best Birthday Ever!
Best Birthday Ever!

I knew my 18th birthday would be special, not like “Super Sweet 16” extravagant, but significant. I would be an adult, right? I would be able to...

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...

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...

Law of Conservation of Energy
Law of Conservation of Energy

I have increased my study of apologetics in the last couple of years because there are friends I want to be able to share Jesus with, and I also...

4 C’s of Discipline
4 C’s of Discipline

Before I became a parent, I did not understand why parents had a difficult time disciplining. Disciplining at that time seemed like a black and...

Leaving a Legacy
Leaving a Legacy

It’s always been remarkable to me that I have had the privilege of serving on staff at Immanuel for the past 37 years. God called me to serve with...

Advice for a Young Dad
Advice for a Young Dad

When you get married, everyone seems to have their one-liner piece of advice. When you have children, I suppose people have paragraphs worth of...

Drama Free
Drama Free

As middle school pastor, I often hear about middle school drama. By drama, I don’t mean the school plays but the kind of drama in relationships...