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#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...

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Unexpected intersections for prayer

This morning while wrapping up our Tuesday  morning Bible study at @newlifekc, we had a visitor that was unexpected to us, but totally expected by God. Since Leigh-Ann and I moved downtown, we have frequently visited the @myfamilydollar store on 31st and Troost. The employees have always been very kind and welcoming. As a result,...

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Hope at the gas pump…

This past Tuesday the temperature took a dive. Mid-day, I was out and about and needed to get some gas. So I zipped up my coat, put on my gloves and started pumping gas. The pump was really slow. So slow that the driver of a Plumbing van pulled up after me, went inside to...

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A weary world rejoices…

A few days ago I came home at the end of a busy day, drove in the garage, shut the garage door, kicked off my shoes and walked upstairs. And then it happened… I was on the landing with about six steps to go until I reached the kitchen when I paused in order to...

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I hear something…

Last week I shared about the hike that Leigh-Ann and I took into the mountains in Vermont. I didn’t take the time to share about the lives that we saved…yep, you read that right. I wouldn’t go so far as to call ourselves heroes…but we did walk right into an opportunity to help a couple...

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Mountain Hike…

This past week Leigh-Ann and I were able to take a trip out to the North East to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We really had a great time together exploring God’s beautiful creation. We drove through northern Vermont and saw Lake Champlain, then we went into Montreal and visited the city. On Tuesday we...

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Gospel Reset…

Yesterday I received a text from my cell phone provider that I had reached my data limit. This was a bit of a surprise since I typically use very little data over the course of the month. I immediately assumed it was one of the other 4 phones in our family data plan. It never...

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Royals win…

I begin this email with a disclaimer and an apology. My disclaimer is that I grew up in Minnesota and from the beginning have cheered for the Twins and the Vikings. In addition to that, I am a loyal person and for whatever reason feel like I am abandoning a childhood friend if I don’t...

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New Life Sunday – Bob

We have a new pet in our household. His name is Bob and he is a cricket. Bob has had a tough life. Sophie found him in our garage. Upon examination, she discovered that Bob has lost two legs…her best guess is that they were amputated by the garage door. If this is true, then...