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2 Corinthians 2:15 Church, Family, Culture

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Parenting Resources

Here are some resources that we have found helpful in our parenting adventure:

Raising Children Who Hope in the Glory of God-John Piper Sermon Series

Family Worship-Don Whitney

Cross Centered Parenting-C.J. Mahaney Sermon Series

Prove-It Children's Catechism

Sheparding a Child's Heart-Tedd Tripp

Let us know if you find these helpful and if you have any other resources that you think would be helpful.

Monday, June 19, 2006


Promises Made

A good book that I am reading with a friend of mine is Mark Dever's book Promises Made: The Message of the Old Testament. This is a book full of sermons preached by Dr. Dever over each of the Old Testament books of the Bible. It is a great book thus far and I have learned much already. It is easy to read and also a good book to go through in your devotional time with the Lord. You can pick this up in your local Christian bookstore or you can get it online at www.9marks.org. There is also a New Testament book as well called
Promises Kept: The Message of the New Testament.
I suggest starting with Promises Made then move on to Promises kept. Here is a good quote, from the book, to back that last suggestion up: "if you ignore the Old Testament, you ignore the basis and foundation of the new."
Happy Reading!

Friday, June 02, 2006


Boy or Girl?
I recently read in the Village Voice, a free newspaper out of New York city, about a 5 year old boy who feels he has a girl's brain in a boy's body. Thats right this 5 year old boy says he is a girl trapped in a boy's body. Disturbing? I think so.
Transgender or gender identity disorder(GID) is becoming more and more common and accepted in our culture. Currently it is labeled as a mental disorder but there are those who are pushing for this to be a "normal" way of life. Not to long ago homosexuality was lableled a mental disorder and is no longer seen in that light from the majority of the population and I fear GID will be viewed in the same light in the next few years.
This is obviously something that needs to be addressed in our culture from a biblical worldview. I don't have a solution or answers at this point in time but I do know that we need not run from these issues because, I believe, it is sin and needs to be dealt with.
If you want to read the article go to www.villagevoice.com and type in the search the title See Tom be Jane. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments.
May God be glorified in how we minister to our culture no matter how shocking or disturbing we may seem to think it is.

Monday, May 29, 2006


Welcome to our new weblog. We are excited to enter back into the world of the blogosphere once again. Our hope with this site is to edify the body of Christ and to engage those who do not yet know Christ. We hope you will join in on some of our posts and that you will be encouraged and challenged.
May God Be Glorified!

First Date

This pic was taken a couple of weeks ago of me and my oldest daughter Ashtyn Grace(2.5). We were going out on our first date together. This is a regular practice that I want to continue with my girls until they are married. I feel it is important for me as their Father to make sure they know how a man is supposed to treat them and that their Daddy wants to be a part of their life in every way.

The world throws so much at our children these days and I especially believe it is more so directed to girls. How many TV commercials and magazine covers do you see that exploit women and give a very false view of how a woman is supposed to look and act. This is not the image that I want my daughters to try and live up to. I want them to know that they are beautiful because God created them in His image. That is why we are careful with what our girls watch on television (yes, even cartoons can communicate these negative aspects) and what clothes we buy for them (teaching them modesty starts early). These are things that I think should be instilled in the minds and hearts of every child, girls and boys.

Finally, Fathers with daughters make sure you communicate to your daughter(s) how much you love them and how beautiful they are to you. My daughters are both very young yet I know they understand it when their Daddy spends time with them, kisses them, hugs them, talks to them, prays with them, encourages them, tells them they are beautiful, helps them, and disciplines them. I think you get my point. If we do not do these things some other man will be more than happy to do it for us. SDG