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lessons in lullabies

  Have you ever listened to lullabies, like “Rock-a-bye Baby” – it’s horrid! The baby falls out of a tree. Or how about “Hush Little Baby” – narcissism! I know you know the classic lullabies, most of us have sung them; but there was a point in my parenting in which I rebelled for the obvious… Read more »

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God heals with lightening

I’m fairly certain it doesn’t say in the bible God specifically “heals with lightening”……… but what I do know is that God does not require from us that we fully understand HOW he heals. My 3 year old this morning declared that God heals… (with lightening) — I’ll teach him someday that it might not… Read more »

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stars anew

  God made more stars tonight… At least that is what my 2 year old son went to bed thinking.   .: Sheesh… he thought God makes the stars every night. As in “fresh”, “new” ones…   wait. A child’s perspective is stunning.   Oh how I desire to think more like my children. To… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 005

Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.      [ One ]  Creativity! How boring life would be without creativity. I’m thankful for music, imaginations of little boys, blanket forts that turn into caves and spaceships, poetry, art, etc…   [ Two ]  My wife’s prayers! Truly an amazing blessing.   [ Three ] Friends that… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 002

There is always something to be thankful for – Thursdays around here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  [One] Children’s innocence. [Two] Answered prayer. [Three] The creativity of God (and the image of it in his people)! Thankfulness is something we should practice! Share in the comments what are you thankful for!

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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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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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screams and grunts

We recently had a baby join our household! Josiah Colby was born three weeks ago. In three weeks he’s experienced and learned what pain, discomfort, love, noise, silence, light, dark, cold, warm, empty stomach, full stomach, hugs, etc…. all feel like. In the midst of the more uncomfortable things in that list – he has… Read more »