Really excited about another Marriage Matters gathering tonight at VALLEY Christian Church. This time, we’ve fielded questions for the last week or so online and my wife, Susie and I, are prepping Biblical and practical answers both from our own 23 years of marriage as well as two decades of pastoring. Here’s a sample of […]Read more "Marriage Q&A"
I didn’t see the VMA’s or Miley Cyrus’ performance Sunday night. I have heard a lot of chatter about it on social media though. A friend posted a link to this post and I thought it was just to honest and real not to pass on. We need more Fathers and Mothers that parent this […]Read more "Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you"
Tomorrow is a HUGE day in the life of my family and for me personally as a father. My wife and I (along with other family members) will watch our oldest daughter, Michaela, walk across a stage and graduate from Lourdes High School. The last few weeks and months have been a confluence of many […]Read more "Letting Go"
A while ago, while attending a meeting at another church, I noticed the youth pastor there pull the hair of one of the girls in the church when she wasn’t looking. When she turned around in shock, he smiled and said, “Hi”. His juvenile antics not only made me immediately lose respect for him, but […]Read more "7 Ways to Connect With Your Teen"
What is maturity? What is the greatest quality of someone who is mature? Does someone who is mature realize they are mature or is it really immature to think you’re mature? These are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself lately. The questions arise mainly from the start of another season coaching high school […]Read more "What Is Maturity?"
Call me “Old Fashioned”, but I really do love ROAD TRIPS. It kinda seems like a part of American life that’s been forgotten with a lot of the emerging generation. Today, on a road trip back home from our family vacation, we headed north on I95 through the Carolinas and of course, passed the millions […]Read more "Why I Love Road Trips"
Spending some time in Georgia on our family vacation has really been great. We’ve been able to help our kids reconnect with a lot of their roots and heritage that is found in Georgia for generations dating back to Pre-Revolution. There are streets in Brunswick, GA named after my great-grandfather and homes and gravesides we […]Read more "Roots"
As part of our family vacation this year, we stopped in Lynchburg, VA. to visit with some family and also to begin checking out Liberty University as a potential college for our oldest daughter, Michaela. As we toured the campus yesterday, I kept asking myself, “Is this really happening”? Obviously, this time in Michaela’s life […]Read more "Can This Really Be Happening?"
Saturday around the Williamson house is all about the family. Yes, it also includes some chores, but the focus is always about spending time together as a family. It’s a day where quantity of time together is the focus (not only quality of time). As a pastor, I make a great effort to finish all […]Read more "Saturday Is Family Day"
Some people have asked me if I feel like something is missing because I don’t have a son (my wife and I have three daughters). My answer is “NO”. I love my life and I love my family! Although I’m the only male in the house, my wife and my three daughters give me plenty […]Read more "I Love My Family"