Advent
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Advent

For the past several days, our family has been longing to be together. Our oldest has been away at college and we have missed her. And I’m pretty sure she has missed us . Yesterday, as we waited for her arrival, we got a text that said, “ETA 5:12.” As time passed, I noticed most...

Cranes
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Cranes

Over the next few days, our family is enjoying time with Leigh-Ann’s family. So far it’s been a great trip…the weather is nice…the kids are getting along…and the setting is beautiful. Since my in-laws live on a golf course, I have enjoyed watching golfers come by all day. Pretty sure no one will be quitting...

Love
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Love

  A few days ago, we had our first major snow storm of the season in Kansas City. The flurries started falling Sunday morning and continued on and off through most of Monday. If you were outside (like at the Chiefs game instead of church :)) or had to drive in the winter conditions, it...

Solo
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Solo

Last night we were able to attend the Christmas Concert for our three boys. It was a really nice evening watching and listening. Perhaps the highlight was a portion of one song when Isaiah had a solo. I could be wrong, but I think he is our first kid to sing a solo (if not,...

I was in prison and you visited me
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I was in prison and you visited me

One of the most sobering opportunities I have as a pastor is to visit prison inmates. My first memory behind bars is with my dad who is also a pastor. As I remember, I was in late elementary. We drove up to massive granite walls, parked the car and began the process of admittance as visitors....

Lamar Hunt
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Lamar Hunt

On Thursday, I was able to take a tour of Arrowhead stadium with Dallas and his 5th grade class. We began with a learning session about Lamar Hunt…which one of his classmates kept confusing with Lamar Jackson :). Lamar Hunt was passionate about all things sports. He founded the American Football League, Kansas City Chiefs and...

Are we there yet?
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Are we there yet?

This past week, Leigh-Ann and I and the kids travelled to Minnesota to celebrate Thanksgiving with my side of the family. I love almost everything about road trips…except for at least two things: 1. Stopping for bathroom breaks. 2. Listening to “are we there yet?” I am the type of driver that loves to get...

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Lessons from the Consulate

I have shared about our saga to get visas for Brazil. Last Friday, I had just received the news they had been denied. Which in turn put a pit in my stomach and a fire in my pants. I went to town networking on social media with anyone I could find who worked at the...

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Wait…silence…

There are two things that I don’t like: Waiting and Silence… When I have to wait, it typically means that things are not settled. When there is silence, it typically means that I can’t do anything to change the situation. For several weeks, we have been waiting to hear back on our travel visas to...

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Hey

Last night after practice, four of our kids and I ended up having an entire indoor soccer field to ourselves. So we decided to spread out. Alexa practiced some shots on me in the goal and the three boys were about sixty yards away on the opposite end of the field, playing a game of...

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