Archive for June, 2011

One Thing that Every Marriage Needs …

Posted by    |    June 28th, 2011 at 5:40 am

I had a young lady, who was a couple of months away from getting married, ask me, “What’s the one thing I can do that will really make a big difference in my upcoming marriage?” The answer for me was easy … “Give him LOTS of praise and admiration. You cannot heap it on too thick!”

I mentioned it again in a marriage class I was teaching yesterday … “if there was one thing that could make an immediate positive impact on your marriage, it would be praising your spouse.”

You and I should be our spouse’s biggest fans and biggest cheerleaders in life. (more…)


Posted by    |    June 24th, 2011 at 5:40 am

It was only a matter of time before I posted something on bacon. If you know me, you know that I love bacon. Obviously I’m not the only bacon lover …

Building Memorial Houses in Honduras

Posted by    |    June 22nd, 2011 at 5:40 am

We’re planning on building LOTS of houses while in Honduras next month. It may be everyone’s favorite thing to do. There’s SO much reward in building a house, and at the end of the day praying with the family that is to receive it saying, “God bless you … this is yours.”

Sometimes people pay for a house to be built (about $1500) and we dedicate that house as a memorial or in honor of someone. This next month when we go, we’re going to build a house in memory of Lea’s mother who passed away April 2009. I’m not sure there’s a better way to honor this wonderful Christian woman. Here’s the plaque we’ll attach to the house when we’re done … (more…)

It Takes More than Sperm to be a Dad

Posted by    |    June 16th, 2011 at 5:40 am

Want to know who holds the record for fathering the most children by one wife? It’s a Russian father who has 69 children. Unbelievable? Nope, it’s true. This Russian father has 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets. Humble yourselves dads – you’re not as prolific as you thought you were!

I also read where NFL running back Travis Henry has 9 children by 9 different women. I’m not sure that’s anything to be real proud of. And just incase Mr. Henry ever runs across this post I’d like to say … Dear Mr. Henry, a real man doesn’t love a million different women, a real man loves one woman a million different ways. Sincerely, Me :) (more…)

You Might Be a Hypocrite If…

Posted by    |    June 14th, 2011 at 5:40 am

I was asked recently what a hypocrite is. The dictionary describes a hypocrite as someone who “pretends to be more virtuous or religious  than he really is.” Or in simpler terms, a hypocrite is someone who says one thing and does the opposite. I’m far from being a perfect person, but I don’t ever want to be a hypocrite.

You might be a hypocrite … (more…)

When it Comes to Marriage, Staying in Love is a Choice

Posted by    |    June 10th, 2011 at 5:40 am

CAUTION: I’m on my soapbox today. If you don’t want to hear me get preachy … click another link and move right on. I probably don’t need to blog when I’m frustrated. :)

I heard it again the other day. The phrase I hear too often, and when I hear it, it makes me a little angry. This time it was a husband that said, “I’m not sure I want to stay in my marriage because I just don’t think I’m in love with my wife anymore!”

“I’m not in love anymore.”

“I don’t feel in love anymore.”

Any way you say it … it’s wrong. (more…)

6 Things I Need for Honduras … Can You Help?

Posted by    |    June 8th, 2011 at 5:40 am

A group of 47 of us are heading to Honduras in a little over a month.  I just thought I’d ask this morning …. would you, your church, your work, social club, etc, be willing to help gather things up for our trip to Honduras?  We need some help with some little things to take with us.  The following are a few things we need and if you can help, please email me and I’ll send you an address where you can ship them. These would greatly bless our work there…

  • STICKERS: Small stickers for children. The size of a nickel or smaller. The children LOVE stickers.
  • BRACELETS: Yarn bracelets (See picture below). You can stick a bunch in your pocket and the children beg for a bracelet.
  • COLORS AND SPANISH COLORING BOOKS: The children love crayons and coloring. Sometimes when there are long lines for food, clothes, or to see the doctor at the medical clinic, we’ll pass out colors and Spanish coloring books and just sit and color.
  • MULTI-VITAMINS:Children’s and adult multi-vitamins.  Generics are fine.
  • OINTMENT: Ointment for skin (generic) like anti-itch cream and antibiotic cream (click on link to see pictures). These are used at the medical clinics.
  • PAIN KILLERS (big bottles) Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Advil) in the generics (click on link to see pictures). We sort these out in sandwich bags and use them at the medical clinics we do.

Please send them no later than July 5th, to … (more…)

Reconnecting in My Marriage

Posted by    |    June 4th, 2011 at 5:40 am

Married couples, especially those with children at home, need to regularly reconnect by …

  • Going on a date every week.
  • Going on an overnight trip once every 3 months.
  • Going on a long trip (more than one night) once a year.

I’ve always preached this … but have struggled with following the third one. Lea and I do well at dating and occasionally catching an overnight trip, but it had been a long time since we’d gone on a trip together for any length of time. (more…)

A Little Time Off

Posted by    |    June 2nd, 2011 at 5:40 am

I’m enjoying a little time off this week from blogging and Facebook. Be back in a few days.

Have a blessed week.