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new stuff!

Words cannot start to describe to how thrilled I am to start a few new projects this year. Some of the most exciting ones are with my wife! We sat down tonight in our living room and started to dialog through house projects, ministry projects, family goals for this new year. On a number of occasions I… 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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drinking ketchup with a straw

You know… life is filled with things that we think are good ideas at “first thought” – drinking ketchup with a straw would (in my opinion) fall into this category. I was sitting next to my favorite middle child recently and was eating a cheeseburger, when I glanced in his direction and saw a steady… 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 »

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if dragons dwell there

A couple of weeks back my pastor did a sermon on “Fear” – in one of his points he explained how in early years  cartographers would indicate unknown territory with the phrase “Here be dragons” or something to that effect. I thought it funny (still do) but the this portion of his sermon has struck… Read more »

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call me anytime

photo credit: binnya via creative commons Life change is hard. It’s hard for adults, but it is REALLY hard for kids. Then in turn, it is hard for parents…. Some day my son my read this and I hope when / if he does he’ll understand God a little better – as I did when… Read more »

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QUITR vol 10

From time to time I ‘publish’ my Q.U.I.T.R list (Questions, Ideas, Thoughts, & Reflections). These are things that I’ve jotted down in the moment – I am finding it good to keep this “QUITR list” to pursue, pray, and bounce these ideas around with my wife, friends, and others in ministry – things that race… Read more »