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fill up with the right stuff

  Last week Lesley had a ‘bout with some weird bug. She could barely get out of bed. I knew she didn’t feel good when she went  to bed… and so – I prepared myself to be “pro-active Dad”.  That entailed:  nurse, taxi, nanny, judge, play time planner, and much more. But for this task, I… Read more »

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God told me to go play light sabers

  I was sitting on the couch catching up on news, email, and the like.. When my oldest asked if he could go outside.. He only asked because he recently sprained his ankle and has been told to take it easy…  I told him:  “Sure, please just stay in the yard.” He made his way… Read more »

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God heals with lightening

I’m fairly certain it doesn’t say in the bible God specifically “heals with lightening”……… but what I do know is that God does not require from us that we fully understand HOW he heals. My 3 year old this morning declared that God heals… (with lightening) — I’ll teach him someday that it might not… Read more »

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27₵ and Dad’s getting the rest…

  A while back, I took one of my son’s to the Lego aisle – there was a Lego set that he really wanted, like… REALLY wanted. For the previous 2 weeks he has been asking me how he could earn enough money to buy it. To say the very least – those same last couple weeks… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 012

[Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  #ThankfulThursday] [ one ] Seasons. I was thinking about this yesterday and shared it at our mid-week worship service before worship. It is so amazing to me how creative God is. Think about how creative seasons are… really. How boring would it be if we only had Summer. Yeah….. Read more »

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aiming at grace

  I received a text from Lesley yesterday and it said this: I called. Promptly. The story, in a nut shell: one of the boys was riding his bike and ran into a planter sitting in front of the front door/window. Deep breath. Most of what is broken isn’t meant to be broken.. we all accidentally… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 011

 [Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  #ThankfulThursday] Today’s post is from Maria Watkins – she blogs at Life on M Avenue about family and their encounter with CDLS  – she and her husband have 4 children.  When my daughter Ella was born and diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder 3 years ago, my picture perfect world shattered… Read more »

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ages and stages

The age / stage your of your child(ren) right now is the right stage for them… and it’s right for you. Stop wanting something different! Ever find your self thinking these statements: I wish [name] could just crawl – then when they do, you wish they couldn’t move so quickly. I wish [name]  could walk – then when… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 010

There is always something to be thankful for – Thursdays around here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful. Three things I’m thankful for today. [ one ]  imagination.  I’ve seen my sons in the last few months really start to play together and use their imagination. Granted there are times where it is an all-out brawl, but other times… Read more »

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do one thing

  There is a barrage of “you should(s)” as you walk through a day. you should have this. you should be this. you should go here. you should read this. you should do more. you should do less I’m sure you can relate, the “you should” in your mind sounds like this though: “I should”…. Read more »