Advent

Light Has Come

Christmas time is here…as a family, we have survived the programs and parties and are getting close to the time when we can relax and reflect on the birth of Jesus. As time passes (way to quickly) our approach to Christmas traditions has changed. We still love to drive around and look at lights, read […]

Winter Storm Warning

In case you haven’t heard, we are under a weather advisory. From what I have gathered the temp is hovering at freezing, there is some precipitation around the metro and the roads could be slick. So, be careful! I have a love/hate relationship with¬†meteorologists. I check my weather app regularly, and it seems they are […]

Chiefs Win

Last night the KC Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders 21-13. This is a rivalry that has been going on longer than I’ve been alive and certainly longer than the 17 years I’ve been living in Kansas City. Due to the New Life women’s Christmas party at our house, the boys and I were assigned to […]

Preparing for Christmas

This past week we began preparing for Christmas at the Campbell house. This means we have to transport ¬†all the tubs full of decorations from the garage to the house. Then we unfold and unravel everything, and reinstall it. We have some basic responsibilities: Troy: Move boxes upstairs, set up Christmas tree, hang exterior lights. […]

Hope

On Wednesday, Leigh-Ann and I and our five kids packed into our minivan to drive off to Branson for two days over Thanksgiving break. We made a few stops along the way and were cruising right along until…. BOOM! It sounded like one of our tires blew out…but it was riding smooth. It didn’t take […]

Preparation for Easter

As we prepare our hearts for this most incredible weekend for the Christian faith, I can think of no better commentary to prepare us for an incredible Easter service at New Life CityChurch than something Leigh-Ann wrote yesterday. In John 13 and 14, we read about Jesus and the disciples enjoying the Passover feast and […]

#NewLifeNewYear

My oldest daughter and I have started running together. It seems like only a few days ago that we were taking her home from the hospital, now we are running around the hospital. Distance running has much to teach us about life: No matter how far we intend to run, we can only take one […]

New Life Sunday – Timeout…

This morning our 2 year old earned a time-out. The crime was that he and his 4 year old brother decided to wake up their oldest brother. Christmas morning is the annual mulligan in our household for waking up siblings. Otherwise it is off limits. When you have five kids, time in bed is invaluable. […]