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wisdom and mosquitos

The age-old question – “Why did God make mosquitos?” – doesn’t enthrall me much anymore. It use to. But my questions have drifted to deeper mysteries like: “Why are small children so obsessed with the toilet paper roll?” or “Why aren’t kids created to enjoy the crust on their bread?” or “How come two, three,… Read more »

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airplanes in our toilet

We keep a list of “Family Funnies”. We’ll share, on occasion, the “best of the best” on Fridays… here is one: [ Summer of 2013 ] one of the boys learning how to “#2” on the potty… After he finishes the “#2” he looks down into the potty and says: “pushed out an airplane “….. Read more »

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young heart

The battle for the young heart. Should I … Be more strict on what they listen to? what they watch? Teach them how to consume ___________ in moderation? Teach them how to give and not expect return…? Let them see me study my bible? Show them that men can cry? Let them play my instruments… Read more »

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Introducing: At The Speed of Family

There is a phrase that I’ve found explains the rate at which we find ourselves moving through life… “At the speed of family” I believe there are others that feel this way… family life is speedy. My wife, Lesley, and I are hoping to encourage others that find themselves in this same season. Please! If… Read more »

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where we stand as a family.

The house is quiet – other than the ticking of clocks and the typing of this blog. But I hear things like: “can you really do this (parent 4 boys)” or “how are you going to love your wife tomorrow (you could have done better)” or “did you really love her today how she needed”… 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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the moment

    There’s a point in everyone’s day. Maybe it’s the moment before your feet hit the floor. Maybe it’s the moment before you open the door to the office, to the shop, kitchen, child’s bedroom, the mailbox (bills)….. Maybe it’s the moment after someone flips you the bird in your car for no reason…. 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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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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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 »