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Letter to a Teen – Six Things You Need to Know

Teenage years are confusing years. They are hard years. Expectations are high, and purpose in life questions are frustrating. Some teens have it worse than others. I was one of those teens. This letter is to any teen who has not unraveled the mystery of… Continue Reading …

Leading Your Wife In Intimate Conversations

To fully release your vulnerable and intimate soul to another person, you must know the person is trustworthy and will lovingly steward all of your inner truth. This quality in a marriage is one of the most important leadership requirements for a husband to lead… Continue Reading …

A Cool Idea To Do On Your Birthday

Celebrating a birthday is fun. Each family has their birthday tradition. The past few years we have been celebrating our family birthdays this way. We call them birthday adventures. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

The Reason We Decided to Blow Up Our Marriage

Even with the best intentions and truest love, a marriage can go to some dangerous places. Ours went to a bad place, which is why I decided to blow it up and rebuild it on a surer foundation. Listen to Rick read this post: You… Continue Reading …

I Had Breakfast With a Prostitute

Sometimes the Lord creates situations that appear more ominous than hopeful. After you reflect back on those moments, you see the miraculous hand of God. That’s what happened when I had breakfast with a prostitute. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Recovering, Rejoicing, But Refusing to Forget the Pain

It’s 3:06 AM. A man can only sleep so much. I came out of surgery shortly after 4 PM yesterday, staring up at a lady that I will never remember. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: The Anniversary of the Worst Day… Continue Reading …

From Despair to Hope – Grieving the Death of a Loved One

From Despair to Hope Grieving the Death of a Loved One

I have been pondering death the past few days–since my mother met Jesus last Thursday evening. My reflections have brought to mind the song Empty Chairs and Empty Tables, the sad farewell from Marius to his friends in the musical Les Miserables. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Two Reasons Why You Should Start Writing Today

On July 03, 2008, I posted my first weblog, not knowing if I would write another one. On July 04th, I wrote another article and thought, “That wasn’t too bad. I think I’ll write one tomorrow.” Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

My Mother Died Last Night—A Few Thoughts After Life

My mother went to heaven on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The next day, I made this journal entry about her death, life, and finally becoming a Christian. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: From Despair to Hope: Grieving The Death Of A… Continue Reading …

Hey Rick, What Does Your Wife Wear To the Beach?

What you wear to the beach is a secondary preferential matter, but our clothing choices should never be divorced from community input. Our physical bodies are part of a greater body that has a corporate responsibility of putting the beauty of Christ on display in… Continue Reading …