Times and Tubes
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Times and Tubes

This past week we were able to get away for a few days of R&R on vacation. We went to Branson and spent some time swimming, mini-golfing, reading, boating, and tubing on Table Rock Lake. It’s hard to beat time out on the water…especially when it’s so hot outside. The kids took turns on the...

Smashed
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Smashed

A few days ago, I ground some coffee beans, loaded up the coffee maker and hit the button to start my brew. One of my favorite times of the day is when I pour a fresh cup of coffee and take it out on the front porch to spend some time with the Lord. I...

Peace or chaos
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Peace or chaos

For the past few days, many of the youth and young adults from New Life have been serving our city. They have partnered to serve the homeless, played sports with refugees, shared their faith with various people, hosted a carnival for kids, and have had plenty of time for growth and community building together. They...

Sooner rather than later
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Sooner rather than later

A few weeks ago, the boys and I were driving to Dallas, TX. We finished up a few projects around the house, packed the car and took off. It was hot outside and cool in the car…which had more to do with the AC than the passengers 😊. We were headed south, and within a...

Don’t Worry
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Don’t Worry

Over the past two weeks, our family has driven more than 4,000 miles and been in every time zone in America. Leigh-Ann and the girls were in Seattle for a soccer tournament where Sophia’s team took 3rd in the nation. Congrats! Meanwhile, the boys and I left for Dallas, TX for a tournament for Dallas....

More Power
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More Power

This past week, the girls have been out of town on a trip and so it has been just the “boys.” We are doing well, but we certainly miss the “girls.” On Tuesday, they left early in the morning and so I decided to stop home mid-morning unannounced to check in on the guys. To...

Retiring
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Retiring

Today I saw a headline about an NFL player who is retiring to spend his life spreading the gospel. Khari Willis is a three-year veteran for the Indianapolis Colts. He started almost all of his games during his career and was slated to return as a starter again this year. He was only one year...

Amazon Pallet
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Amazon Pallet

Several months ago, Dallas learned about people who buy pallets of returned goods from Amazon and then resell them on Facebook Marketplace or eBay. He has been sending me links to buy a pallet and to be honest, I’ve been too busy to pursue it. I loved the idea and also the ingenuity, but most...

Addicted
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Addicted

A few days ago, Leigh-Ann made a family favorite for Memorial day that is borderline addictive. It has the perfect amount of salt and sugar that makes my brain SCREAM for more…. …it’s her ridiculously amazing Caramel Corn…or Carmel Corn…Crack Corn…whatever you want to call it. There is a moment when my brain tells me...

Diamonds
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Diamonds

Paul Potts…for the majority of his life, he lived in anonymity. However, shortly after we planted New Life, his audition aired on Britain’s Got Talent. Leading up to the audition, when the producers interviewed him, he was working in mobile phone sales and struggling to make a living. They asked why he traveled for the...