Category Archives: Christianity

Start the Year by Enriching Your Marriage

Mary and I will be teaching a marriage study we call, “A Lasting Promise”, at Calvary Baptist Church starting next Sunday, January 12th at 6pm. The study runs 9 weeks.

A Lasting Promise Book Cover

A Lasting Promise

The study is based on PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) developed by Howard Markman, Ph.D and Scott Stanley, Ph.D. We named the study after one of Markman and Stanley’s books. Combining biblical truths and tested research, the study offers practical coaching on relationship skills that lower the risk of divorce, strengthen commitment and restore fun, friendship and intimacy.

The study is open to all couples at a cost of $20 for materials. Childcare is available for $2 per child or a maximum of $5 per family.

You can sign up here, or contact us via email.

You can download and print a handy reminder card for yourself or other folks you know here.

We hope to see you next Sunday!

Christmas Video

I shot and edited a Christmas video this afternoon.
One of the things I really enjoy about my family is that we are all musicians and I’m glad to share that with you. This video features my wife Mary and my older daughter Cat singing. My younger daughter, Susan, accompanies them on flute. Cat’s voice teacher, Marla Stanton is playing the piano. The venue is the United Methodist Church on the corner of 6th and North streets in Lafayette, IN.
This my first try at using two cameras to capture a live performance. You can see the difference in quality when I fade between the video shot on my DV camcorder and my iPhone. I’ve got more to learn about color grading and editing, but I’m fairly happy with this first effort.

Congratulations Leon!

I am excited to see a good friend of mine, Dr. Leon Thacker, receive the Hovde award for his service to Indiana as director of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory here at Purdue. Leon is solid Christian and a thoughtful friend. He has been a great help to me in my Christian development.
Here’s the press release about the Hovde award from the Purdue News Service.