Preacher on the Run…

Faith, Family, Ministry, and Everything in between



Say the Quiet Things, Out Loud (01/27/23)

To love our kids well, we must speak words. That means for me, I have to dial it back and ensure my words are fitly spoken. For my wife, that means she has to speak the words she thinks and writes.

5 Things I Learned as a Pastor’s Kid (09/23/22)

They say you should try walking in someone else's shoes. This is especially the case when it comes to compassion and sympathy. There are so many people that I have never walked in their shoes, including my children.

Keeping the Faith (08/26/22)

Success as a parent is elusive. It seems as if the target is always moving. At bare minimum, it's overwhelming to think about all the areas we hope to raise our children successfully.

5 Ways Your Son Needs Tough Love (04/22/22)

"Son!" My dad's voice rang out from across the yard. I knew he was calling for me to come. As I trotted toward where he was a few thoughts ran through my mind. The first was, "oh no, what did I do?". The second was, "will I get in trouble?". Finally, I thought maybe he needs help with something. As I rounded the corner of the house I immediately knew what he wanted.

4 Ways to React When Child Behavior Goes Bad (03/25/22)

"Unexpected"! That was my wife's response when I asked her how the day had gone. And what was the cause of the unexpected, unaccomplished, interrupt riddled, stress-filled day?

Help! I Don’t Know How to Answer My Kid’s Tough Questions (07/23/21)

Kids ask a lot of questions. A recent study states that "mothers are asked 228 questions a day". And that is just for one child. (My wife and I have 5 - sooo...) Parents get asked numerous questions a day.

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