Monthly Archives: June 2011

Freedom Hurts :: Life While The Kids Are Away…

As the van drove away, I felt Erin’s head lean hard against my shoulder and I could hear that she was crying. I felt my heart beating faster with the strangest sort of longing. And for the next minute or … Continue reading

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Curse You Frasier Crane!

Frasier, Allow me to explain why you are ruining my life. I married a woman who has a bedtime routine that includes having the television on until she’s ready to go to sleep. It helps slow down all of her … Continue reading

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Wakeboarding My Way Into Your Heart :: Thoughts On Image Management

The boat rocks gently back and forth as you slide into the cool water. You feel your feet securely fastened into the bindings on the fiberglass board as the tension on the rope builds. A rush of adrenaline surges through … Continue reading

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Preschool Graduations :: Thoughts on God’s joy in us

Every year our church hosts the graduation ceremonies for the Preschool next door. And every year I am amazed at the insane level of enthusiasm in the room. Parents start showing up, as early as, two hours before the ceremony … Continue reading

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How We Grow As Christians

Here’s a link to the sermon I preached this past Sunday at our church: http://tinyurl.com/3vlu7qo I struggled with the decision to post this because I didn’t want to appear to be self-publicizing. But then I realized that I have my … Continue reading

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Bug-Infested Trash Trees :: Some Thoughts On Grace…

Have you ever received a Christmas gift from someone that you didn’t have a gift for in return. Do you remember how it felt? Did you feel the sudden urge to lie to them and tell them that you left … Continue reading

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