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Parenting Kids and the Invisible Line Between Helping and Hurting

January 31st, 2020 · No Comments · Family, parenting

Bringing up kids is no easy task. They need to know you are in their corner but what it means to be in their corner may not always fit their preference. We are encouragers. We are educators. We are protectors. We are providers. We spur them on without running them off. What a hard balance! […]

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The Path of Faith Requires This…

July 25th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Faith, Family

I had a dream Sunday night. It was exactly what I needed to understand. Not what I needed to know…what I needed to understand. In my dream I was at my house with my family. There was a cat walking around. After a while the cat was bigger. Then it was bigger. All of a […]

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Identify The Hats Only You Can Wear

June 27th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Family, Ministry

There are too many distractions in life. It is so easy to shift our time and energy to things that we don’t need to be engaged in. Often the things that get neglected are the things that only we can do. One of the things I ask myself from time to time when considering tackling […]

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Jesus, My Father, the CIA and Me By Ian Morgan Cron

November 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Books, Christianity, Church, Family

Reading is one of my passions in life. I usually have half a dozen books going at the same time, each one getting a little space in various corners of my mind at the same time. Jesus, My Father, the CIA and Me was an exception. For one book to knock the rest to the […]

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Imitating Christ Doesn’t Mean We Do it Perfectly

April 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · Family, God, Personal

One of the joys and horrors of having kids is to see them imitate you. There are times when kid’s imitation is the cutest thing ever and there are times their imitation teaches you a lot about yourself and things you need to change. I love seeing my boys play with their tools. They get […]

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God, Superheros and Kids

July 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Christianity, Elijah, Family, Jonah, Missy, Personal

Last week, Missy was in Walgreens with the boys. Jonah had on a superman cape and caught the attention of several of the shoppers. One guy walked up and said, “He has a superman cape on” as if Missy would have been unaware of this until pointed out by a total stranger. When you have […]

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Disney World and Longing for Heaven

May 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Christianity, Family, Heaven

As a parent of a two year old and a four year old, I can’t exactly say that everything about the last few days we spent at Disney reminded me of heaven. The heat, aggravated people, and cost of it all might just call to mind another place quite opposite of heaven. But in all […]

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The Joy of Kids

April 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Christianity, Elijah, Faith, Family, Heaven, Jonah, Kids, parenting, Personal

Yesterday Jonah told me he wanted to be a pirate. He brought his red cape to me and asked if I would tie it around his head. He then made a makeshift sword and started saying “Arrrrr…” Then Elijah got in on the act. He put on a Santa Claus hat and told me he […]

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Elijah and His Accessories

March 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Elijah, Family, Jonah, Personal

Our two year old son Elijah is all about standing out in the crowd. He knows how to get a smile and he will do whatever it takes to get one. Going out in public with him is always an experience. A few months ago Jonah, Elijah and I were going to Best Buy. As […]

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Two Posts You Should Read by Dan Bouchelle & Ben Witherington

September 27th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Bible, Church, Family, Ministry

The first is by Dan Bouchelle about ministers and how they “Willingly Walk into a World of Pain“. The stories he tells are honest, touching and will give you a whole new appreciation for your minister. The second is by Ben Witheringon, “Family First – Not a Biblical Viewpoint“. I wrestled with this post. I […]

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