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Take Off Your Shoes

honor kenya story Feb 23, 2020

The dirt streets were rainy and muddy, so we took our shoes off as we entered their home. 

Our team was inside one of the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. A few years ago the slum held one hundred...

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He's Having A Seizure

epilepsy fathering story Jan 31, 2020

The words of my fifteen-year-old daughter pierced through our house on that crisp late fall morning, as the silence was broken with, “He’s having a seizure.”

In July of 2019, my...

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There's No Playbook For This

I will never forget the day our journey took an unexpected turn.

It all started November 28th, 2018. I was driving from an offsite work meeting to my office. It was a meeting that I led and it...

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Dad Fail Of The Year

Two Christmases ago my wife and I were searching for a good gift for my daughters who are 6 and 4. Naturally, we decided to get them a miniature pony whose appearance was more stuffed animal than...

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My Father's Bench

He was often out in the barn. Our 40’ pole barn anchored an eight acre farm where dad parked his truck, organized his tools, and lived out the things he was passionate about. If that barn...

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The War Inside

brotherhood story Jan 15, 2020
The war inside almost overwhelmed me. I stood facing two of my closest brothers as they created a physical barrier between me and the car door. With determination in their eyes, they stood their...
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The Power of Confession

confession healing Jan 10, 2020

I remember growing up with I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” For me, confession came around...

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Fathering My Parents

dementia fatherhood Jan 08, 2020

I knew it wasn't good when the phone rang at 2 a.m.

I'm in my mid-forties, with a child in college and two others still at home. I'm in the thick of fathering. My parents are in their...

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What I Learned At A Preschool Christmas Play

We were 30 minutes early and already the first 15 rows of seats were taken. The excitement in the air countered the familiar weight of the Christmas season. Parents, grandparents, and friends...

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Why I Hate Christmas Carols

advent carols christmas love Dec 18, 2019

I really and truly despise most Christmas songs. Seriously.   

I know that makes me sound like a grinch, and in many respects I suppose I might be. This year, even before...

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