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...

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...

Perspectives
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Perspectives

Christmas this year was meaningful and fun. As a family, we’ve created memories we hope will last a lifetime. There was however, one phenomenon that still has me smiling. When we passed out gifts on Christmas morning, we began opening one at a time starting with the youngest. Zoe, our dog ended up going last...

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A Great Coffee Shop

How would you describe a great coffee shop? Using words to paint a picture of something can be a challenge. But since the topic is coffee, I am going to give it a shot. I think a great coffee shop always smells good. When I enter I like to pause and take in a deep...

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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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Light Has Come

Christmas time is here…as a family, we have survived the programs and parties and are getting close to the time when we can relax and reflect on the birth of Jesus. As time passes (way to quickly) our approach to Christmas traditions has changed. We still love to drive around and look at lights, read...

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Preparing for Christmas

This past week we began preparing for Christmas at the Campbell house. This means we have to transport  all the tubs full of decorations from the garage to the house. Then we unfold and unravel everything, and reinstall it. We have some basic responsibilities: Troy: Move boxes upstairs, set up Christmas tree, hang exterior lights....

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New Life Sunday – The greatest gift…

I hope this past week has been “the most wonderful time of the year.” There is so much for which to be thankful: Our Savior that was born in Bethlehem Friends and Family Time to reflect on the past year and set some goals for this next year Sharing gifts Eating way too much food...

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New Life Sunday…#newlifesoc

  God changes lives! If you were not able to attend the New Life spirit of Christmas last night, you missed an evening that was packed with testimonies to the fact that God changes lives. Lives that were handcrafted by God before birth became trashed by the influence and control of Satan. However, our trashed lives have been...