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The Walk

August 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Christianity, Jonah, Kids, parenting, Personal

Jonah started kindergarten last week and I can’t tell you how full my heart is each morning walking him to his class. Jonah’s school is right next to our church building and so each morning we park at the building and walk about a block to where his classroom is. I have made it my […]

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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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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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Kids, Play and the Power of Narrative

March 25th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Bible, Christ, Christianity, Death, Elijah, God, Gospel, Jonah, Missy, Personal, Religion

I have been reading Donald Miller’s book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, highly recommend it. This book is Miller’s reflection on working with producers on the movie version of Blue Like Jazz. Turns out, life isn’t like the movies…most of us wouldn’t make good movie characters. As Miller reflects on their take on […]

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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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Toy Story, Jonah and the Power of Narrative

December 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Jonah, Personal, Worldview

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, Jonah and I make our morning run to pre-school. On the way we often have some really profound conversations about life, God, and toys. He has this new habit of rolling down his window so he can stick his hand out to feel the wind. This morning, I told him […]

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Elijah’s First Haircut

August 3rd, 2012 · 3 Comments · Elijah, Jonah, Personal

Elijah got his first haircut today and took it like a champ. It is amazing to watch our boys grow up. Honestly, I didn’t realize the value of the people around me until I had kids of my own. It hit me one day…every single person in the whole world was just like this little […]

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Jonah and Elijah All Dressed Up

December 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Elijah, Jonah, Personal

Here are some pictures of Jonah and Elijah from Sunday…                                                      

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Perspective Matters

December 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Jonah, Personal

I was putting Jonah down to bed Wednesday after Bible class. I asked him what he learned. He told me about baby Jesus, the manger, the animals, Mary, Joseph, the works… Then he asked me something I didn’t expect. Not only didn’t I expect what was coming, I had never considered this one thing in […]

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Some People Don’t Like Change

November 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Christianity, Jonah, Missy, Personal

Missy was playing with some dominoes with Jonah yesterday. He found one that didn’t have any white dots on it. He asked Missy if she could put dots on it. She said she couldn’t. So then he asked her if Jesus could (not bad for a boy who just turned three, right!). She said, “Jonah, […]

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