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some simple words

Thank you. I love you. I’m proud of you. You are doing a great job. You’ve blessed me. I surrender. I’m sorry. You’re pretty. I respect you. You’re a great friend. I repent. You were right. How can I help? ———- Is there someone you can say one of these to?  

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cheer for me?

  If it isn’t obvious – one of my favorite things is to learn about God through my kids. Recently I was struck by how profound a “YEA! [followed by a barrage of clapping and dancing and smiles and hugs]” is on my kids’ lives! There are times when I don’t WANT to do this…… Read more »

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Claim

I claim the cross as I look back on what I’ve said and done and as my eyes look forward, Lord I claim it for things to come. 1/23/11

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drums and “Santa Bags”

Boys are loud. Don’t believe me? I invite you to our house. So here is the scene: I am home for lunch and my wife and I are talking about a couple things, Levi (2 years) is banging on his drum EXTREMELY LOUD, and Roman is asking “DAD CAN YOU DO A SANTA BAG” for… Read more »

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i destroy things

Last night after work and before supper the boys and I went down to the toy room to play. We ended up building a castle out of blocks, well… Roman (oldest son) and I tried, but Levi (youngest son) took his toy train and rammed it into any walls we were able to erect before… 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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hiatus & QUITR List vol2

blogging (among other things) can become a monster.  Getting every little thing tweaked, always trying new things…  trying this setting… keeping a log of blogs… save this as a draft… what other categories can I create… should I tag this “______”….. my mind has been consumed by things that it shouldn’t be consumed by, and… Read more »

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effortless grace is an oxymoron

  To extending grace to someone means that there has been an offense, or wrongdoing (as minor as it may be).  I’m learning that there are times when it may be easier to extend grace to someone, but it is never effortless.  Going into the Easter season – I want to take more time to refect… Read more »