No Featured Image

Noise

AHHHHHHHHHHH       GRRRRRR    VrrrRRRRoooooooOOOOOM FFFFFFRRRRRR   Enter Jet  Sounds    Tphtphtphtphtphtpht……… CRASH! My wife and I have boys. We have wood floors. It is loud in our house. Psalm 98:4 (ESV)  4(A) Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; …. I didn’t realize how amazing the scriptures are that reference a “joyful noise” were until the other evening.  God hit me… Read more »

No Featured Image

Superimposed with God

As I was filling up our van with gas tonight, I stood looking into the van at my family and noticed my reflection in the window.  I saw myself looking at my boys with their image superimposed in my reflection – and I was struck at that moment how real and profound it is that… Read more »

No Featured Image

Racquetball, and all the work

My 2-year-old (Levi) and I had an “adventure” last night. We went to the Rec Center at WSC to play Racquetball. It was awesome. He swung that racket like his little life depended on it. Obviously I didn’t take him to teach him the rules, nor would anyone have said he would win any tournaments… Read more »

No Featured Image

“Go Daddy, Go”

Playing basket ball with Levi:  I was cheering on a toy hand-drum and chanting “Go Levi, Go!” then all of a sudden he tells me to stop “Daddy, stop. No, daddy stop. I do it” and he takes the drum and starts doing the same thing but chanting “Go Daddy, Go!” This was just another… Read more »

No Featured Image

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?  

No Featured Image

To the parents of the world: rock stars aren’t all that bad

  Do you think Rock Stars’ passion could be a good example to moms and dads everywhere? Or how about you and I, the run-of-the-mill human, observing facets of the Rock Star that could focused us to be an exemplary follower of Jesus in every area of our lives….  I follow and read quite a few blogs (to a fault at times) – My… Read more »

No Featured Image

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 »

No Featured Image

searching for daddy

  …the usual morning ritual of pattering feet to Mom and Dad’s bedroom – followed by darting under the covers – followed by more pattering of feet – followed by ‘you lift me up’ [into our bed] – followed by Mom and Dad dodging kicks, elbows, and morning breath……. after a little of all this…. Lesley and Roman headed… Read more »

No Featured Image

Come out!

I found this in my drafts this evening – worth the post… I was in the midst of ‘playing basketball’ with my two-year-old son, Levi, this morning when we took a break to roll around on the floor and wrestle. There was mention of Jesus and out of the blue he says (in a two-year-old… Read more »

No Featured Image

finding cool things (like forts)

  I work very close to home (3 miles) – so I’m able to be home most days for lunch and some ‘play time’ with my kids. I look forward to my lunch breaks primarily because I get to have ‘tickle fights’, play basketball, read about dinosaurs, make spaceships, and anything else the kid’s minds imagine up.  Well… today… Read more »