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here comes #3

We’re expecting our 3rd child in April, and I just wanted to share some of where my mind goes, maybe you fathers can relate: 1) how can our income sustain this food intake?! 2) please “#2” get out of those diapers soon. 3) when will I have time for one on one time with my… Read more »

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QUITR vol 5

Good decisions don’t make life easy, but they do make life easier. (Movie: Forever Strong) Teach in every moment with your kids. Be a “kid” at least once a month. Prayer: I want to be where the will of your hand and the strength of your love collide 9/19/10 Romans 9…… Fall rain is refreshing, After… Read more »

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give a little

Tonight my wife made an awesome pumpkin pie, for no reason at all… it is part of the benefits of having a pregnant wife. Long story short we had worship practice tonight and ended up taking the boys along (rarely, if ever happens)… they had fun, it was maybe a tad bit stressful for Mom and Dad…. Read more »

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Parenting

Yesterday I had a moment of realization – I tried something – not sure why, but I simply knelt down and looked at the world (literally) at my son’s height. When he came to me and wanted me to pretend with him in ‘his world’…  It was much easier to ‘go along’ with him and… Read more »

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subtle or visible

Two concepts that I am working on as a Dad recently is identifying the right leadership needed at the right time …. 1) subtle leadership  (unaware they are being led). 2) visible leadership  (AWARE they are being led). I’m finding that subtlety is the hardest avenue to take in leading kids… and right now I’m leaning… Read more »

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knowing dad.

I came home for lunch today and one of the first things that my Son Levi did was run up to me and started tapping my leg (where my cell phone rested in my pocket) and said ‘phone….. phone….. phone’. It didn’t strike me until i got back to my office that he knew me… Read more »

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listening

I learn a lot about God through my kids… tonight I was going upstairs to do something and Levi started to follow me. The lights were off in the stairway, and he only heard me go upstairs… didn’t see me.  He started to follow me (one of his favorite things is stairs).  I stood at… Read more »

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early morning

Last night we took our boys to pick out a new artificial Christmas tree —  it was a fun adventure. Roman helped carry it to the car and into the house; Levi helped climb on all the Christmas decoration boxes and ‘cleaned’ the branches (in his mouth) before putting the limbs together… as stressfull as this all… Read more »

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my yoke

Too often I think it all depends on my performance…. well it doesn’t. Obviously there are things that I need to focus on and preform well – home relationships, job, leading worship… what is your perception of how God interacts with you when you might have messed up… if you come to him and ask… Read more »

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daddy to the rescue

I Had the most incredible experience today in a McDonalds Play-Area. It had been a long morning (longer than usual) for Roman, we had gone to church with my wife’s parents back in central Iowa, and we decided to have a late breakfast at McDonald’s before we headed back to our home. Roman excitedly followed… Read more »