Guard Your Heart

June 12, 2018    
Keith Parker    
Guard Your Heart

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”  -Proverbs 4:23 “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” -1 Timothy 4:16 The Word of God is clear – God requires holiness, integrity, and virtue of His people.  The pages of the Bible are full of reminders, admonitions, and exhortations to remain holy as God…    read more 

23 Articles You Should Read About Pornography (Plus Some Resources)

Let us be honest. Porn is killing us as a society. Porn alienates us from others. Porn ruins marriages. Porn also funds the modern day slave trade in the sex industry. It is the cancer that is running rampant in our world and in our churches and no one is talking about it. You don’t even have to be a Christian to see that porn is crippling us. So we need to do something about…    read more 

C.S. Lewis shares his thoughts on Masturbation

C.S. Lewis is a man who’s writings have had a profound impact on my life. It was after seeing a one-man play of “C.S. Lewis live on stage” many years ago that my love for reading returned with vengeance after my apathetic High School years, and I’ve been a collector of his books and writings since. Recently, I read part of a quote of his from one of his letters that comprise…    read more 

Cherish your spouse

June 3, 2014    
Ben Read    

I remember having a conversation with my wife a few months after we were married that hurt. She had been hurt by something I posted on Facebook that painted her in a bad light, and I was hurt because that hadn’t been my intention at all. But then, what had my intention been in the first place? One of the things I love about my wife is that she is extremely intelligent, she…    read more 

6 Ways to Have a Great Vacation

In my last post, I discussed three ways you can fight off the “Summertime Blues.”  I’m currently dealing with the blues, but this time around I was smart and planned ahead to take a vacation, which starts next week! I’m really excited about this; and of course, I’m making all the preparations for everything to run without me while I’m gone. At the same time, I’m also preparing myself for vacation. One…    read more 

Balancing Family and Ministry

December 4, 2012    
Keith Parker    

I am a busy person.  So is my wife.  So are you.  To be honest, I don’t know if I have ever met a person who isn’t busy, running from one thing to the next, trying to stay sane in the process.  And living a life of ministry doesn’t make it any easier – meetings, conferences, retreats, staff gatherings, and church obligations keep us hopping. In addition to all these church-related duties,…    read more 

Pregnancy in Youth Ministry

November 29, 2012    

Pregnancy in youth ministry:  Nope, I am not talking about your teenagers, I am talking about your ministers.  Starting a family is an intimidating thought to begin with, but trying to balance it with ministry is even more difficult.  Imagine being a woman in ministry: having to deal with morning sickness in Sunday School, the pregnancy leave from the ministry, the breastfeeding at church camp.  Trying to figure out the whole pregnancy…    read more