Leading and Loving Your Flock at Home – Ironmen Summit
Jan25

Leading and Loving Your Flock at Home – Ironmen Summit

I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the annual Ironmen Summit, put on by Flint Hills Christian Church in Emporia, KS. Every year has been such a rich encouragement to my heart to bring a group of men and sit together under excellent plenary session sermons and practical break-out sessions that spark excellent conversation for weeks to come. This year was no exception. You can listen to all of the sessions HERE. I was...

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Preparing for Sunday – Matthew 5:31-32
Sep27

Preparing for Sunday – Matthew 5:31-32

Carefully Think Read Matthew 5:31-32 Where did this instruction originally come from in the Old Testament? What is the connection between 5:31-32 to 5:27-30? What is the connection between 5:31-32 and 5:17-20? Is Jesus contradicting what was said in the OT by his statement in 5:32? Why or why not? Who are the various parties that Jesus indicates are guilty of sin in 5:32? Why would divorce and remarriage except on the grounds of...

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Preparing for Sunday – A Gospel-Saturated Mother
May10

Preparing for Sunday – A Gospel-Saturated Mother

Carefully Think Read through the following passages and list everything you find that Scripture emphasizes as a woman’s and/or a mother’s priorities:   Titus 2:1-5, 1 Timothy 5:14; 1 Peter 3:1-6; Ephesians 5:18-24; Proverbs 31:10-31; 1 Timothy 2:8-15 For every item you listed as a priority, list what you find to be modern challenges to these priorities. Prayerfully Meditate How should a husband see these priorities and serve his wife...

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Mid-Week Minutes – 1.16.12
Jan18

Mid-Week Minutes – 1.16.12

Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp Instructing a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp The Faithful Parent, Martha Peace & Stuart Scott Word Filled Families Walk in the Truth, John...

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Answering Hot Topics – Educating Our Children
Sep07

Answering Hot Topics – Educating Our Children

Educating Our Children from Bret Capranica on Vimeo. How should we think about educating our children, especially in light of the very strong convictions held by those in home schooling, private schools, and the public school system? Parents Are Responsible In God”™s plan, I think the Bible is clear on who is fundamentally responsible for teaching children:  parents.  Deuteronomy 6 indicates that parents are charged with...

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A New Capranica
Jul26

A New Capranica

David Andrew is now a Capranica. Thanks to all the family and friends who shared in the adoption hearing and for all who have been praying for us through the...

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Emi’s Day in Court
Nov20

Emi’s Day in Court

Today was a great day, celebrating God’s providential goodness in brining Emilia Ann Capranica into our home.  It’s official, she’s a Capranica. When Emi came to us, it was just after losing Lizzy.  We took her in, being told that it was highly likely she would only be with us a short time.  She’s now family.  What a joy. Once again, we packed out Commissioner Bradley Snell’s courtroom in Temecula and...

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A New Addition
Sep25

A New Addition

[YouTube Video] On Tuesday of this week we received a phone call regarding fostering a 2 day old little boy who happens to be Brie’s half brother.  Gladly we picked up little David Andrew from the hospital and brought him home.  Oh yeah, and it happened to be my 40th birthday.  Pretty great gift. So, we begin the process again of fostering a little one who may actually become a part of the family.  The Lord’s will be done...

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Questions to Ask When Preparing for Marriage :: Desiring God

Great questions to use a starters when thinking about a potential mate.  Come to think about it, they comprised a lot of what Kel and I discussed and worked through well before engagement. Questions to Ask When Preparing for Marriage :: Desiring...

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Sarah Palin and the Vice Presidency

Thabiti Anyabwile pointed us to this video of a CNN interview with Pastor Vodie Baucham on Sarah Palin, the Vice Presidency, motherhood, the authority of Scripture and the priority of the gospel. In addition to this being the most biblical evaluation of the possibility of Palin’s ascendancy to office that I have heard yet, it is also one of the clearest demonstrations of how to engage the culture with the priority of the gospel....

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