Family

June 16 2014

just a girl

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I'm just a girl. Standing in front of a boy Asking him to love her. We were watching Notting Hill again, this time with our staff team on a getaway weekend. It was near the end—of both the …

How To Tell The Hidden Story

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“Finally, the lessons of impermanence taught me this: loss constitutes an odd kind of fullness; despair empties out into an unquenchable appetite for life.” -          Gretel Ehrlich, The Solace of Open Spaces   I know two ways to tell …

Family

June 11 2014

Courage to Listen

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Anybody who knows me knows I love being a dad. Love it. Sure, it can be frustrating sometimes, but more often than not, it is a great joy. Like any parent, I look at my son and see …

Family

June 10 2014

Consuming Beauty

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A few days before my oldest daughter started high school, I told her she had my permission to wear makeup. I happily anticipated the ensuing conversation. The two of us would conspire to shop a …

The Day We Said Goodbye to Ramona

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It was a Saturday evening when we realized our guinea pig Ramona was dying. On Wednesday when we cleaned out her cage, we noticed Ramona was losing weight. Dramatically, she went from a plumpy furry …

Does Jesus Heal Our Ouchies?

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"Does Jesus heal our ouchies?" It's one of those moments when abstract spirituality meets bruises and scraped knees, and my son wonders with the sort of innocent curiosity possessed only by three-year-old. I hear myself answering him before I even …

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