Backpedaling
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Backpedaling

A week or so ago, I was helping coach one of our kid’s soccer games. It was a pretty close game and the referee was struggling. It seemed more difficult than normal for her to get to the correct vantage point to make the best calls. And then…in the middle of live play, while she...

To mask or not to mask
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To mask or not to mask

Earlier today, I was typing out my sermon and I overheard a conversation between some people from the neighboring businesses related to the change in the mask mandate. “Did you hear about the change in the mask order?” “Yeah, I’m not sure what to think.” “I know, I’ve kind of gotten used to being able...

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...

What if
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What if

This past week, Leigh-Ann and I had an interview for our home study to adopt a little boy from Africa. The point of this home study is for an outside professional to either affirm or deny our competency to take in another child. Are we equipped to parent SIX KIDS? Well, I guess we’ll find...

Splash
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Splash

This past week, our family got away for some time of rest and relaxation, and also, to plan out the next few months ahead. One of those days, we were on a boat tubing for several hours. Towards the end of our time, I was driving the boat while 2 of my boys were tubing....

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Grace Flows Down…

Last night, a friend and I took five kids ages 7 and under to the Royals game. We ENJOYED complimentary tickets for the game and concessions. And…the #KCROYALS won when Salvy hit a walk off double. The kids were pretty well behaved…but if you can imagine walking with five kids, two adults and probably thirty...

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Grace Wins

We just returned from a much needed week of vacation. Huge ocean waves…sandy beaches that were almost deserted…no schedule…and plenty of time with the family. It was just what the doctor ordered. One evening we decided to use a gift card and eat at Outback Steakhouse. Yes, we had a bloomin onion…and then set out...

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On Stage

Alexa, Sophia and I had a pretty cool experience this past Sunday evening. A good friend invited us to attend Winter Jam with him and when the girls found out that Matthew West was performing, they were pumped. When they found out that we might be able to meet him, they were beaming. When we...

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Grace and Generosity

As I sit down to write this introduction for my sermon on Sunday, my mom is getting prepped for an emergency surgery more than 500 miles away. She has high levels of infection and inflammation in her colon. I have many different emotions: worry and fear are high on the list…they are battling to replace...

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Grace Effect

This afternoon, the HVAC guys cut a hole into the roof outside my office to run duct work for the AC in the office area. It sounded like the building was going to collapse…fortunately it didn’t. They had warned me ahead of time but as soon as they connected their cuts, the middle boards and...

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