Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

The Power of Prayer

November 2, 2013

This week my four year old son, Jackson, has been praying for rain every night and twice we have woken up and it has been raining. Each time I have taken him to the front door, reminded him what he prayed for, and showed him the rain. He said, “God answered my prayer!” He was […]

What Parenting Can Teach Us About Christianity

October 17, 2013

After being a parent for nearly five years now, I have come to realize how much in common parenting and Christianity share. Since we find parenting metaphors used throughout the Bible this should not come as a big surprise. We are children of God. God is our Father. We can read about these in Scripture, […]

A Prayer by Bob Dylan

September 23, 2013

For his age, he’s wise He’s got his mother’s eyes There’s gladness in his heart He’s young and he’s wild My only prayer is, if I can’t be there Lord, protect my child As his youth now unfolds He is centuries old Just to see him at play makes me smile No matter what happens […]

Praying for Teachers, Parents, & Students

August 25, 2013

This week many people will go back to school. Some will begin the new adventure of starting college, while others are finishing their last year of high school. Some students are just entering elementary school and have many years ahead of them. Some teachers will return to school having practiced this routine many times before. […]

What I’ve Learned From Being a Father

June 15, 2013

Becoming a father is one of the greatest things that has happened in my life. There are moments when being a parent is frustrating and exhausting, but the good greatly outweighs the bad. I would not trade being a parent for anything in this world. It has brought me great joy, but maybe more importantly, […]

A Mother’s Day Reflection

May 11, 2013

Do you ever wonder how you got to be where you are? Why are you here and not in prison for robbing a bank or dealing drugs? Why do you have a good job and a family and are not roaming from town to town? Why are you a Christian and not some heathen who […]

5 Things I’ll Never Say as a Parent

April 9, 2013

Being a parent is a continual learning process. You make mistakes but you keep working at getting better. No one person has parenting all figured out. Each child is different. Each child is created in the image of God. Good parenting requires a healthy dose of humility, patience, and love. A parent must be humble […]

Barriers to Conversation

March 14, 2013

As Christians we are expected to engage people in conversation. God has designed us to dwell in community just as he dwells in community (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). From the beginning God said it was not good for man to be alone. God gave us the institution of marriage and created families. Families are […]

The Gift of Family

December 13, 2012

This powerful story of adoption explores the meaning of family. It teaches us that giving is much more than the material things we often give this time of year.

Living in Community

August 2, 2012

We often do not talk about the importance of community, even though it is present from the very beginning. God dwells in community.  He is one and three. The trinity is a perfect communion.  God also creates in community. The Father, Son, and Spirit all play a role in creation. In Gen. 1:26 God says, […]

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