Happy Anniversary My Love

Married14 years ago Shannon and I were married. What a wonderful 14 years it has been and I look forward each day learning to love her as Christ loved the Church. It hasn’t always been easy, but I thank God everyday for the woman that he has blessed me with and children that are the fruit of our marriage.

Our anniversary comes just as our LifeGroup is wrapping up the Fireproof Your Marriage Study based upon the movie Fireproof. Dave Harvey's book While I have enjoyed the study, I haven’t gotten as much from it as I did from Dave Harvey’s “When Sinners Say ‘I Do’“. Harvey’s book points out that my sin is the biggest problem in our marriage. And he is right. My sins are first and foremost sins against God (Psalm 51).

God is supreme, all glory and honor belong to Him. As a result of my sin, I was dead to the things of God. While I was dead in sin, Christ died for me. (Romans 5:8). Now that I trust in Christ and his finished work upon the Cross of Calvary my sins have been forgiven and I have been declared righteous before God (Galatians 3:10-13). Despite this, I still sin. I still struggle with my flesh and I will until the days this body dies. Shannon cannot provide what I need, only Jesus Christ can. And the same is true for her. We are two sinners walking hand-in-hand being remade in the image of Christ. His Gospel saved us; His Gospel sanctifies us; and one day His Gospel will glorify us.

I know that many marriages are struggling today. Marriages are being destroyed by lies, abuse, adultery, pornography, lack of respect, and so much more. My prayer that all who read these words would come to know the Savior, Jesus Christ. He alone can cure the real problem in your life and in your marriage.

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Happy Birthday Emma

Daddy's wrapped around my finger

Nine years ago today I became a father. Hard to believe that they would fly by so fast. That little baby who held a death grip on my finger is now 9!

That little baby now plays volleyball, dances (tap and ballet), is super smart, is learning to play the piano, and she loves hockey. Oh and did I mention, she dominates Wii Fit in our house. She is far from perfect, but she is already that best present any father could ask for (I’ve actually got two of those!).

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Happy Birthday Emma.