Traumatic is the word we use. When his heart rate crashed on the monitor, we knew something was terribly wrong—so wrong, that within moments, the NICU team had burst into the birthing room. A nurse soon climbed upon my wife, began pushing forcefully upon her swollen abdomen and commanded me to "get in her face … Continue reading A Tribute to My Son on His 18th Birthday
"The death of the Lord Jesus is absolutely unique. It is subsitutionary. There is no death like Jesus' death... His substitutionary death on the cross, in space and time in history, had infinite value because of who His is as God. Thus nothing need be added to the substitutionary value of His death, nor can … Continue reading Jesus + Nothing
These quotes comparing justification and sanctification are from one of my favorite books, True Spirituality, by Francis Schaeffer. "In justification, the basis is the finished work of Jesus Christ; in sanctification, it [also] is the finished work of Christ. In justification, we must see, acknowledge, and act upon the fact that we cannot save ourselves. … Continue reading Raising Empty Hands of Faith
Schaeffer, you turned sixteen today. So, after we played a couple games of ping pong this morning, I sat down to think of sixteen things that I want to impart into your life during this special year year. Make God's grace in Jesus the defining truth of your life. Consciously abide in Jesus as your … Continue reading Sixteen for Sixteen: A Message to My Son on His 16th B’day
My son, Schaeffer, turned fifteen today (born 3.15.98). I am more blessed to be his father than words can express.
This is a sample of photos from over the years—fourteen years of blessing. See the full gallery on Posterous
Schaeffer had a combo birthday party with Daniel Minnear this past weekend. An afternoon and into the evening airsoft war, pizza, movie, boxing tournament and overnight = a worn out host family (not us!). Thanks to Beth and Doug Minnear for putting on a great party for two great guys! See the full gallery on … Continue reading Schaeffer’s 14th Birthday Airsoft Party
On Friday, Schaeffer and I hiked to the summit of Springer Mt (3,780 ft.), the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Some snow was still on the trail from Wednesday. See the full gallery on Posterous
Here is a photo of Schaeffer's football team, the DCA Eagles. They play for the league championship on Saturday in Marietta. And yes, the guy in the red cap is Quincy Carter, former QB for the Georgia Bulldogs and Dallas Cowboys. 🙂
Tonight the DCA Eagles, Schaeffer's middle school football team, defeated the previously number one team in the league, the King's Ridge Tigers, 12-6. The Eagles only had 15 players dressed out, and were missing thier leading rusher due to a collar bone fracture. The Tigers played with over 30 players and had a considerable physical … Continue reading Eagles Win Big Game Over King’s Ridge
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Here are some pics from Schaeffer's team at the Youth Football Turkey Bowl in Winder, GA, this weekend. In the face of stiff competition tournament teams, they went 2-2, and earned 4th place overall. Way to go, Indians! (Schaeffer is jersey #1) See the full gallery on Posterous
Schaeffer had his first full, non-scrimage football game on Saturday. He is #1. No, seriously, his jersey number is #1. But he did have a great game. Playing quarterback on many snaps, he had a beautiful pass completion (RARE in youth football), a touchdown saving tackle, and a 60 yard touchdown run (last week in … Continue reading Schaeffer’s First Football Game
"Nowhere more than in America are Christians caught in the twentieth-century syndrome of size. Size will show success. If I am consecrated, there will necessarily be large quantities of people, dollars, etc. This is not so. Not only does God not say that size and spiritual power go together, but He even reverses this (especially … Continue reading Do Numbers = Success and Significance?
Enjoyed a New Year's Day hike today with Schaeffer on the AT to Preacher's Rock—priceless! Check out the snow on the rock. See the full gallery on Posterous