Discipleship
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Discipleship

This morning I read the following Tweet from @timkellernyc, “Because a fish absorbs oxygen from water, not air, it is free only if it is restricted to water. If a fish is ‘freed’ from the river and put out on the grass to explore, its freedom to move and soon live is destroyed…Real freedom is...

Encounter
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Encounter

Over the past few weeks, we (especially Leigh-Ann) have had an encounter with an officer assigned to the US Embassy in Liberia. This encounter has changed our lives and the life of the son we had hoped to adopt. Unfortunately, the encounter has not been good. Mostly because we did not discover the protocol for...

How the world began to change
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How the world began to change

This Sunday I am looking forward to services at 9:00 and 10:45am at New Life CityChurch. Pastor Dave will be sharing a sermon from John 1:35-42 in our Discovering God series. A relationship with God through Jesus is truly incredible. After the death and resurrection of Jesus, Christianity spread quickly through the known world. As...

Titus
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Titus

Today I received a FaceTime call from our new son, Titus. He is quite the little guy and he wanted to show “daddy” his chicken. There is something pretty amazing about looking into his eyes and hearing him tell me about his chicken. It also seems that he is pretty excited about coming to ‘Murica...

Who is this Guy?
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Who is this Guy?

Today our church had the privilege of hosting a luncheon to introduce various leaders to The Big Search KC. Volunteers will be needed to hand out booklets that show missing children to businesses and community organizations. I had been asked to welcome everyone to the event and to be honest, was running a bit behind...

Oreo’s and Milk
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Oreo’s and Milk

A favorite snack for most people in our household is Oreo cookies and milk. I say most because we have one child who doesn’t like to dip Oreo’s in milk. I’ll leave it up to you to guess the identity of that child. The only hint I will give is that it could relate to...

Mistaken Identity
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Mistaken Identity

A few years ago, our men’s ministry invited Bernie Carbo to speak for our fall men’s retreat. He has an amazing story about God transforming his life. Bernie Carbo played Major League Baseball for more than ten years and a highlight of his career came when he hit a two-out home run in the eighth...

Colorful
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Colorful

Last week at school our son Isaiah was asked to make a map of his heart. Honestly, he produced a masterpiece. In the middle of his heart, he wrote, “God.” Then at the top, he put “soccer” and “family.” On the sides, he wrote “school” and “home.” And at the bottom, he drew a picture...

Discovering God
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Discovering God

As a family, we are in the thick of soccer season. This means multiple practices and games, which also means multiple drop-offs and pickups. Our club not only has uniforms for games, they also have uniforms for training. This could provide a challenge. For instance, our girls practice with 15-20 others girls who are mostly...