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Six months later…

Two weeks ago, while we were traveling somewhere between Southern California and Salem, Oregon, it hit me: we had passed the six month mark since I lost my job. January 16th has become an important date in my life — … Continue reading

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Weekend benders and other problems when mom leaves town.

Last weekend (the weekend before Mother’s Day) was a fairly bad weekend and I largely have myself to blame. Sure, I could throw all sorts of excuses at you, but in the end, I only need to look in the … Continue reading

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The beginning of our alphabet: AJ is born

I don’t care what the experts say — nothing actually prepares you for birth and parenting. We attended the breathing classes, we watched other peoples’ kids, we read books and talked to other parents, but none of it prepares you … Continue reading

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From retirement to the projects

This last weekend I had the privilege of doing ministry with one of my best friends, Danny Ray. Danny is a world-class magician who is living the Overboard Life and is striving to help others do the same. He’s been … Continue reading

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100 days without fast-food

Since January 4th, I’ve been on a 100 Day Challenge to go without fast-food. I know, for some of you that’s an easy task, but fast-food has always been one of my vices. I admit…I love fast-food in all its … Continue reading

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The view from on top

In every new phase of life, we have an opportunity to see God’s work in the world through a different lens. We this with our own family. CJ just has this matter-of-fact faith when it comes to God, she’s 7. … Continue reading

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Friday Morning Fights

I just read an interesting study about self-destructive behavior. One of the items that caught my attention was this statement: “Humans have more self-destructive behaviors than any other creature.” It’s not that animals don’t have some behaviors that ultimately do … Continue reading

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