|(Linda, with out grandson Levi - June 2020)|
Linda and I have been at Redeemer in Monroe for twenty-eight years. What a blessing our church family is to us!
When we interviewed for this position we shared our priorities with Redeemer’s leaders. They still are:
1. God first.
2. Our marriage second.
3. Our children third.
4. The church fourth.
This is our focus. The pandemic and cultural chaos has not changed this. In fact, it intensifies our focus.
We will not lose sight of God, our marriage, and our family, for the sake of the ministry God has given us.
If we lose sight of God, we will then be like a branch detached from the trunk of the tree. Such a branch, said Jesus, is worthless. This has always made sense to me. Why would I listen to a preacher if they don’t habitually meet with God to pray, and meditate on Scripture?
Why should anyone listen to me if I do not invest in my marriage?
What spiritual integrity would I have if I neglect my children?
Time with God.
Time with Linda.
Our sons are older, but we still love connecting with them.
Time being with, and meeting with, our church family.