• Graveyward B/W

    The Clarity of Death

    “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:2). My father died recently. He was always sharp, quick with a pun or a play on words, an accountant by trade who worked until he was seventy-seven years old. He was a student of the Bible for almost sixty years. He did a lot of reading, writing, and “sparring” (personal debating) over the years, quoting folks like Barnhouse and Spurgeon in the process. But dementia overtook him these last few years. He could no longer…

  • Heartprints

    The Power of the Dad!

    My wife and I recently started working on a new marriage ministry at our church and we have begun a 16 week study with several other married couples in our church.  In our second week, we started sharing our stories about our parent’s marriage and how their marriage has had an effect on our own marriage.  One thing really struck me about each individual’s story that really convicted me and made me look at myself as a father of 4.  Never underestimate the power of the Dad! As I heard each person’s story of their parents, it was the dad’s role in the marriage that seemed to negatively affect them…