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crooked mow lines

I am confessing something here: it drives me nuts when my “mow lines” are not straight. There, I said it. I have a five-year old son who wants to be grown up for a handful of reasons but his primary reason is: he wants to mow the lawn. The last few times I have mowed… Read more »

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moving furniture

A few days ago my 3 (and a half) year old exuberantly agreed to help me rearrange some furniture. I had to move a few chairs to this room, and move a coffee table to that room, an end table to another room. None of these did I really need help moving –  but seeing the sheer joy… Read more »

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my work and “thank you”

Thank You. Simple as that. Not complex, yet incredibly. You hear this. “Thank You” You see this: *work* Yet, delight in both. Thank You. Work. Together. Yet, separated. Sabbath. Space. “Delight in me, child” I delight in you. Because of my work.

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the moment

    There’s a point in everyone’s day. Maybe it’s the moment before your feet hit the floor. Maybe it’s the moment before you open the door to the office, to the shop, kitchen, child’s bedroom, the mailbox (bills)….. Maybe it’s the moment after someone flips you the bird in your car for no reason…. Read more »

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wait. what just happened?

  “It’s going to be a great day. I’m going to be productive, attentive to others’ problems, a student of life and of Jesus….” Then……WHAM! That “wham” could be any of the following: one of your children hitting the other a spouse’s snippy remark someone pulls in front of you at a 4 way-stop, freeway, or parking… Read more »

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AARRRG!! *sigh*

What gets you worked up? As a parent… As a manager… As a pastor… As a friend… As a driver (or passenger)… As a citizen (or alien)… Do the things that get you worked up really matter? I know, it is easy to say that on a blog… the other day I noticed something a… Read more »

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just STOP IT!

This morning I read David Santistevan‘s blog “Why A Healthy Morning Routine Is Essential For Creatives” (some great advise in every post – go check it out)  Don Miller‘s post “Taking a Break” triggered these thoughts ….. AND as I was thinking / writing the post I remembered the video clip from MadTV called “Stop… Read more »

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Juggling Balloons – Part 2

  In Part 1 – a question was posed: “are there any balloons that God might just pop eventually to get your focus off them?” There was a moment the other day when I was overwhelmed by balloons in the house… granted it was my own fault for blowing them all up — FYI: a two-year-old and four-year-old can’t blow… Read more »

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Juggling Balloons – Part 1

  We have a new favorite evening activity in our house.  Juggling Balloons. We turn on the “Boys – CRANK IT” play list and see who can keep a balloon from touching the floor the longest. The kiddo’s do a pretty good job keeping one balloon up in the air but when I throw in… Read more »

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the Little Things

(click for labels) I have been thinking a lot about (and working on) the “between Sundays Worship” and tonight I had a good pondering moment that I thought I would share… The boys just went to bed and I started picking up the living room, they helped with the big things… but there were a… Read more »