Ezekiel, my son…

Blessed be God, my mountain, who trains me to fight fair and well... Make our sons in their prime like sturdy oak trees,  Our daughters as shapely and bright as fields of wildflowers... How blessed the people who have all this!    How blessed the people who have God for God!  _Psalm 144: 1,12,15 (Msg., emphasis added) "A good …

a recent success…

Almost two weeks ago I attended a coaches training for the Clifton StrengthsFinder® in Hickory, NC with several others pastors, church-planters and community leaders from around Greensboro. During one of the training sessions we were all asked to list a couple of "recent successes" we'd had in life, ministry, etc. First of all, I love …

life keeps moving…

Happy Birthday to my dad today (April 28th) who turns 73!  We'll be heading up to celebrate with him this evening, which we're so excited about!  I'll be catching back up the middle of next week as I welcome in "the early-30's!"  Whew!  Life keeps moving... Speaking of which, it's amazing to watch kids grow …

I hate shots…

I remember when I was growing up and those infamous visits to the pediatrician's office. I remember my doctor's name - Dr. Amos, whose office was located near Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro - and I remember that the only cool thing about going to his office were the "Highlights" magazines and all the germ-infested …

resolutely…

Recently, I taught what turned out being a 2-part series (and should have been a 3-part series) titled, When Jesus Comes to Town based on the account of the Triumphal Entry in Luke 19 and the events leading up to it. Over the past few weeks/months, I've been absolutely captured by this thought (which begins …

Milestones

Last night was a first! Julia had her first taste of solids (semi-) yesterday evening in the kitchen...and it was hilarious! At first, while Molly held a baby-sized spoon up to Julia's lips, she had that look on her face like, "what is this?" But after just a few minutes, she had it down! In …

the latest on ‘baby Shelton’

the lastest As of today, our pregnancy is 11 weeks along, with a due date sometime around October 2nd. We will be attending our first Prenatal Exam on Wednesday (March 14th) to hear the baby’s heartbeat. Please pray for this visit tomorrow.