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Endless Smoothies

  Breakfast smoothies are a frequent in our house. Usually our blender makes enough for one boy let alone the whole army (joking.. kind of). Recently I was pouring “seconds” to one child I was reaching over the table stretching to pout the smoothie..     As I was pouring more smoothie into his cup… Read more »

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a bigger water source

My wife told me about a situation that played out in our backyard the other day with two of our boys.  We talked about many of the spiritual applications… and it was too funny, and too much of a reality for some of us, not to share.    So here goes: The temperature in the… Read more »

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27₵ and Dad’s getting the rest…

The other day, I took one of my son’s to the Lego Isle – there was a Lego set that he really wanted, like… REALLY wanted. For the past 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… Read more »

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sticky hands

I was leaving for a meeting the other morning when I made the normal “goodbye round” through the dining room while breakfast was underway… I gave everyone a kiss on the head than Josiah (20 months) stretched out his arms for another one, in the mean time he had filled his hands with jelly from… Read more »

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an honest mamma

This is a ‘guest post’ (first ever) from my beautiful bride. I love her – and you’ll soon know why!   The more time I spend on Pinterest, Facebook and online news pages, I find myself having an overindulgence of self-improvement. I enjoy seeing how other moms do things, what they are doing, and how… Read more »

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i love you Big.

… a fresh way of saying something, a new term for the latest fad, latest social media trend, methodology for ministry, doctrinal terminology, etc… Whether you are a “traditionalist” or “progressive” – I’m coming to think we all like a new (fresh) take on verbiage. There is something about re-wording common phrases that intrigues.   Just… Read more »

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lurking in the woods

Have you ever stop to think of all that is “lurking in the woods”? The sharp teeth… the poisonous plants… quicksand… maybe even an ogre… You don’t see those things until they have either already happened or have “taken you down”. Right? I was walking through a wooded area along a creek yesterday and as… Read more »

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and…

  Parenthood is a funny thing – it seems that most of my life lessons come from me slowing down long enough to just listen to God speak to me through what they say, do, don’t say, don’t do, etc. A few days ago I came home from a meeting and I noticed that there… Read more »

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what losing (part of) your finger can do

Trauma. It slows you down, it qualifies and prioritizes people, tasks, and passions …. there’s much more it can do, but these are what it did for me today. And that is what I want to ‘journal’ about here tonight. Today was a unique day. My oldest son lost part of his finger (the tip… Read more »

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big steps, tight grip

Do you remember when you started to walk? I do. I’m kidding. That would be a weird memory though… as I think back on the events of this evening my 9 month old loves to crawl to a familiar adult and crawl up their leg… what he wants you to do then, is to give… Read more »