I knew what I wanted.  I was very clear and direct with my prayer. “God, I’m ready to start dating to find my wife.”  While this prayer might not seem like big deal to someone else, it was HUGE for me. At that point in my life, I was trying to dig myself out of a hole. I was struggling with credit card debt and at the beginning of what would be a 140 pound weightloss journey.  I was also in transition, as I had to make one of the hardest decisions in my life – to move out of my two-bedroom bachelor pad andRead More →

We, the Taylor family, are very intentional about living a God-centered life.  It’s important to us that we make choices that are consistent with the word of God.  In our day-to-day functioning, my wife and I are conscious about our surroundings, who and what we expose our spirits to, what outside activities we give our time to, and most of all, that we engage in activities that are beneficial for our family. As mature Christians, we attend church service multiple times a week (not just on Sunday).  We read the Bible daily. We are active in multiple ministries, as it is our heart’s desire toRead More →

I’ve been meaning to share this post since November 22, 2015 (our first year anniversary), but with a new baby, work, ministry, more work and just my desire to fully share these thoughts regarding the first year of marriage, I just finished the blog.  I understand that everyone’s first year of marriage is different, but I thank God that ours was AMAZING, and I give all the honor and glory to Him because it could have been different, BUT GOD! 1. God has to be at the center of your marriage. There is no way around it and you shouldn’t want to have it any other way. PrayingRead More →

My biological father, Dennis Jerome Taylor, was killed when I was two years old.  As a result of his death, I struggled my entire childhood and most of my adult life with trying to fill a void that only a fatherless child can explain. It wasn’t until I became a mature, born again Christian, that I understood the void that I was trying to fill. You see…there is something about a father’s love that gives us security, and without it, you can feel lost or like you are walking in this world trying to figure everything out for yourself.  My mother did the best thatRead More →

Where is the love? 1st Corithians 13:4-8 clearly explains what LOVE is: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” Based on my reading of that scripture, it is clear to me that love is an action word.  Love requires you to demonstrate by your actions how you feel.  If you really love something or someone,Read More →