Entries by Jay & Laura

What’s your Word for the year?

Words have power.  Words can uplift or tear apart.  Words can encourage or destroy.  Even Scripture tells us the power of The Word, where in John we read: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. Our […]

The Best Christmas Gift EVER!

I (Laura) LOVE Christmas.  And by love I mean there is no other time of the year that even comes close. I was born in December, got married in December. God moved me from Atlanta, GA to Michigan so I could have “White Christmases”. For me December is one big festive party. We have many […]

Real living is THANKSliving

How many times a day should we THANK the Lord? 24? Once for every hour? How about over 20,000? Because that’s how many breath’s the average adult human takes in a day. What about 100,000 or 35 Million? No, that’s not your lottery winnings, it’s how many times your heart beats in a day or […]

Your Marriage As a Fortress in a Uncertain World

We live in uncertain times.  As Christ followers we must understand this is part of God’s plan. As Dr. Gregory Thornbury, President of The King’s College in New York City put it: “We don’t live in a post Christian America. We don’t live in a post post Christian  America. We live in a post reality America. What […]

Creating a Family Mission Statement

If you aim at nothing you’re sure to hit it every time.  The same can be true in marriage.  Look back over your years of marriage and allow your story to help you mold your future.  Here’s how it worked for us. Year seven of wedded bliss found us going in 100 different directions! We […]

Legalization of Gay Marriage

We have to write this. We fight for marriages, including our own, everyday. However, our take on this ruling might not be what you think. Here are some of our observations about the legalization of gay marriage: God was not surprised by this ruling; grieved yes, surprised no. His plan for marriage has been under attack […]

Keep Young Adults in Church

If you haven’t seen the stats then the following might surprise you:  According to leading Christian pollster George Barna up to 59% of children raised in Christian homes will leave the church permanently or for an extended period of time.  Instead of dissecting “why” this is happening, we’d like to give you 3 strategies that […]


Just do it! Play 60! Get in the Game! All slogans used to get young people moving and active. However, like most things in life getting your kids to play is the parent’s responsibility and the benefits are endless!  We firmly believe that the family that plays together stays together…and much more. As our kids […]

Three Secrets for Mothers

God created us male and female. We have been created in His image, equal, yet different. As a woman, you have been uniquely created by God who gave you gifts and abilities different than the men in your life. I firmly believe that God uniquely created woman to be mother- and motherhood is the mother of all jobs! However, […]

I’ll Get to It Later

Why do I always have to tell my husband what needs to be done around the house and with the kids? Why does he always say that he will ‘get to it later’? Women – we have all been in this situation. Your husband comes home, you ask him to help you with the kids […]