Oh carp
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Oh carp

Recently, we took a little trip as a family to feed the fish. It has been about a decade, but since Alexa is going back to college in a week, we have been reminiscing about good ol’ times, and feeding the fish is one of them. So, we arrived at Blue Springs Lake with five...

Rejection can be a gift
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Rejection can be a gift

This week the teenagers, college-age and young adults from New Life are serving Kansas City on a missions trip called, “For my City.” We have some incredible young leaders who have done everything from planning and budgeting to organizing and now leading about fifty or so people into ministry opportunities all over Kansas City. A...

Breaker…breaker…
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Breaker…breaker…

Recently the boys have been playing with Walkie Talkies. These gizmos are pretty fun because you can talk to and be in constant communication with someone you can’t see. The other day, I came home and as I walked upstairs, I could hear the boys talking on the Walkie Talkies. One was in the kitchen...

H.O.R.S.E.
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H.O.R.S.E.

Over the past several days, we’ve developed a new tradition of playing HORSE after dinner. This may be inspired by the NBA Playoffs and of course, this is a competitive endeavor…nobody in our household likes to lose. In case you don’t know, the game of HORSE is a game played with a basketball. The first...

Oasis in the desert
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Oasis in the desert

Yesterday, Sophia, Dallas, Isaiah, and I took a last-minute trip to St. Louis for some soccer games. Afterward, we ate some dinner and then had to decide whether to stay at the hotel or go out and find something to do. We decided to take on St. Louis. Our first stop was Ted Drewes custard....

Ready, set, hike
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Ready, set, hike

This past week, our middle son Isaiah attended his first-ever football camp. He is going to be entering the 5th grade and we are deciding whether or not to let him strap on the pads. Before we arrived for the first day of camp, he had a few nerves, but for the most part, was...