Cheap entertainment
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Cheap entertainment

Last night, two of our boys and I entered into a healthy competition. We were at a soccer field (I know that’s a surprise 😊) and we decided to shoot on each other. I figured out a way for the two boys to compete against me (if they compete against each other, typically war breaks...

Never Forget
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Never Forget

Tomorrow we remember the 20th anniversary of 9/11 when nearly 3,000 people were killed and thousands more were injured. When the airplanes flew into the World Trade Center Towers, it resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American soil. This attack was carried out by the Islamic extremist group al...

1…2…3…4…
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1…2…3…4…

Since early summer, I’ve been working out with my daughters. I love it for many reasons…although my number one reason is it allows us to spend time together. In case you might be tempted to think more highly of me than you should, I probably only average 1-2x per week 😊 and I’m certainly not...

The tooth fairy
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The tooth fairy

A few days ago, one of our kiddos lost his tooth. He had been working on it for several days, however, it was a molar and that meant the retraction was a bit more difficult. Finally, after quite a bit of wiggling, it popped out. I think my kids view losing their teeth as a...

Represent
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Represent

I read a few days ago that over the past decade, the population of downtown Kansas City has grown 29.4%. The vibrancy of downtown KC has continued to expand…businesses continue to open and grow, blighted real estate is being transformed and every day more and more people are coming here to live, work, play….and PRAY....

Coming out
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Coming out

We have two dogs in our family, Gratzi and Poppi. And I must say, my growth as a “dog person” has been slow and steady. At first in our marriage, Leigh-Ann was the sole lover of dogs in our household. I put up with a dog because I love her…however, I certainly didn’t love the...

Teamwork makes the dream work
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Teamwork makes the dream work

Tomorrow, Leigh-Ann and I celebrate twenty-two years of marriage. The day we stood together before a pastor and a few hundred of our closest family and friends, we made a covenant to become one. In order for this to work, we each had to give up our individualism and pursue a new identity. In Genesis,...

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...