Me, My Girls and Batman & Robin

Personal Reflections

It was getting toward the end of the day. Another hour and the girls would have to go to bed. Justus was out with a (girl) friend. Faith ran to the TV and slipped in […]

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I Love Saturdays!

Saturdays have quickly become my favourite day of the week. It was not always that way. When I was a pastor, Saturdays were not very relaxing. Even if my sermon (most of the time) or […]

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Elementary

Good News

My good news for tonight is that Amanda and I had nice quiet evening. What did we do? We watched Sherlock. I think Sherlock may be the best show I have ever seen. The only […]

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Quality Investments

In previous years, we had quite a time getting Justus to school. He just did not want to go. This year was much different. In fact there were times that Justus was sick and we […]

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The Rat Patrol

One of the things that I love to do is connect with Justus with something from my childhood. Tonight we cuddled on the couch in my office and watched the old television show The Rat […]

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Proud Dad

Good News

Unfortunately I did not make it to church today as I got sick just as we were leaving. This was disappointing for two reasons. One was that Amanda was on the worship team and this […]

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Connecting With Music

Good News

Tonight Amanda took Justus for his first worship team practice. Justus has some natural talent for music (although not a lot of patience for lessons) and he has a great interest as well. What I […]

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Happy Birthday Amanda!

Today is Amanda’s (?)th birthday! I continue to be amazed by this woman. She is an incredible wife and mother. Just yesterday, Justus reminded me that he prefer’s Mother’s Day to Father’s Day because moms […]

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Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day always has mixed emotions for me. It makes me sad because I miss my dad a lot. It makes me think about all the times that I gave him Old Spice for Father’s […]

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Logan Made My Day

Personal Reflections

I just had an experience I never thought I would have. Amanda and the girls went out. Justus was out with his friends. That left Logan and I together. We needed milk so I had […]

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A Morning at the Hospital

Personal Reflections

Amanda spent the morning at the hospital today. I won’t go into details as to the nature of the problem. She has more tests tomorrow and we may know more then. Where is good news […]

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Always Loving Logan and Abby

Personal Reflections

Almost every Saturday I have an easy good news item. The reason is that Logan and Abby come for a visit on Saturdays. It is so fun to have them here. We get lots of […]

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The Hardest Thing

Disability and Faith

When I am around Logan and Abby, we always have a great time. They are fun, happy and loving kids. We know them well, we have our way of communicating with them and we know […]

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Abby is Not Dead

Personal Reflections

This morning, Abby went into surgery to have three extra teeth removed. She did well, but was pretty cranky about the whole thing. Of course who wouldn’t be? It will be interesting to see her […]

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Happy Birthday Emma!

Personal Reflections

Today is Emma’s seventh birthday! Emma really was our surprise baby. We actually did not know she was coming into our family until the day she was born. But we are very happy that she […]

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A Nice Evening With the Kids

Personal Reflections

Amanda went out with some friends tonight and so it was up to me to take care of the kids. Evenings are not always the best as they are tired and we are tired and […]

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Seven Warning Signs of Affairs for Pastors

One of the saddest things to hear are stories of pastors or other church staff who end up destroying their families and ministries with affairs. What is really sad is that this is preventable. Thom […]

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Definition of Success

I had a good day today.  I got some important work done at Woodford and First Baptist Church, including getting a number of things ticked off on my to-do list.  I did some work on […]

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