A Couple of Stories In My Newest Book

I am putting the finishing touches on a book that encourages the reader to focus on the silver lining rather than the storm clouds of life. Here are a couple of stories that start the first two chapters.

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Why I Love Kim, Let Me Count the Ways

No, this isn’t going to be a sappy post. But since I took my first church in 2002, Kim and I have had a whole lot(!) of people tell us that they can see how much we love each other. How does that happen? How can a marriage that begins just like most other marriages end […]

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22 Years Ago: I Proposed and Kim Said “Yes.”

It was 22 years ago today that I proposed to Kim. Here’s how I remember it playing out: She arrived in Memphis with her singles group from Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. They had come to see Bellevue Baptist Church’s Singing Christmas Tree Christmas performance. I called her and we made plans for […]

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Our 21st Wedding Anniversary!

On this day 21 years ago, I made a solemn vow in front of God and many witnesses that I would love and take care for Kim for the rest of our lives together. Little did I know that the immense love that I had for her on that day would grow into the wonderful, […]

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Walking down memory lane

Last month, Kim and I celebrated 20 years of marriage. However, with our oldest son graduating and with so many other activities demanding our time, we postponed our brief celebration getaway until this week.We chose to spend a few days in Memphis. Ordinarily, this may not sound like a romantic getaway location. But, to us, […]

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Our Westside Baptist Church Years (2013 – Present)

61 minute read + pictures & videos I’m writing this autobiography about Kim’s and my marriage as we approach our 20th Anniversary on May 10, 2017. This post focuses on our first four years at Westside Baptist Church in Murray, Kentucky. To view my previous posts, simply click the links below… “Our First Five Years” […]

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Our First Baptist Church / Brooksville Years (2006 – 2013)

58 minutes read + pictures & videos I’m writing this autobiography of Kim’s and my marriage as we approach our 20th Anniversary on May 10th. This post focuses on our 7 years in Florida. To view my previous posts, simply click on the links below: (“Our First Five Years”) (“Our Donaldson Baptist Church Years”)  If […]

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Our Donaldson Baptist Church Years (2002-2006)

22 Minute Read + pictures (To read Part 1, “Our First Five Years,” click here.) To reiterate as I did in my previous post, Kim and I are approaching our 20th anniversary and I wanted to recount some of the highlights of our story. Doing so has helped me to make some sense of the […]

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Dating and Our First 5 Years of Marriage

24 Minute Read + pictures It’s hard to believe that Kim and I will celebrate 20 years of marriage on May 10th of this year (2017). In some ways, it seems like our wedding day was a very, very long time ago. Yet, in other ways, it seems like only yesterday. To say that our […]

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Kim and Matt’s 18th Anniversary Video

Today, Kim and I have been married 18 years. Here is a video of some pictures of Kim and me as we grew up and then grew together. The song playing in the background is “I Will Be Here” by Steven Curtis Chapman. I sang that song to Kim at our wedding.

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