Tag Archives: faith

God cares about running shoes

I’m currently in the process of recovering from knee surgery and slowly getting back out on the streets and sidewalks of Kalkaska, building up my walking (and soon, running!) stamina. Before surgery I was walking 3-4 miles, several times a … Continue reading

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Why are Baptists against pre-marital sex?

I’m thankful for my Baptist heritage, and the theological foundation that has come with my upbringing. Baptists have contributed much to the expression of faith in Christianity, even if they have been the brunt of a few jokes (sometimes, rightfully … Continue reading

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When a season ends on your favorite show

Over the years, Traci and I have found a few shows that we’ve really enjoyed. You know, the kind of programs that keep you coming back week after week to see what happens next. Or, in the case of Netflix, … Continue reading

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The view from 950′

I have always loved roller coasters. There is something thrilling about that initial climb to several hundred feet above the ground, followed by the screaming terror of zipping around the track at insane speeds trying to keep your lunch down. … Continue reading

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The “Faith” of Barak??

Sometimes when I read a Bible story I get that feeling of, “I could never be like that!” You know, at age 13, would you have charged into the battle field to fight Goliath like David did? At age 17 … Continue reading

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It’s so simple…just ridiculously hard!

Today I was reminded of how simple the Overboard Life is. Simple? sure. Easy? No way! I was reading in Psalm 143 when I came across verse 8, one that has appeared in other recent Overboard posts. “Let the morning … Continue reading

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How committed are you?

This blog has always been a great place for me to “keep it real” with readers, to share honestly about my own struggles and shortcomings, and to openly work through my flaws. For example, if you missed my fantastic parenting … Continue reading

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5 Lessons from living with uncertainty

Living with uncertainty is not an easy task! Here are five lessons I’ve learned (some the hard way!) about how to navigate life when it seems like uncertainty is the only certainty. Continue reading

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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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Living between dreams and doubts

Last Thursday night my family packed up our belongings, again, loaded up the van, again, and moved into some temporary housing, again. This time, our temporary housing is in the vicinity of where we hope to set up a more … Continue reading

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