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Stories from the journey of fatherhood & brotherhood
Making Maple Syrup creation holy spirit work Mar 05, 2021

About a month ago, Owen told us he wanted to make maple syrup. The youngest of our soon-to-be eleven-year-old twin boys, he has always had a mind for learning how things work, and had recently read a book in which the characters had tried making it. 

Pure maple syrup is delicious. It is all natural. Making it is a simple process. And unlike honey, its creation doesn’t leave you at risk of being stung. This was enough for me to say yes when my son asked. I’ve always thought it...

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Pursuit Through Creation & Pedicures creation daughters fatherhood glory Mar 01, 2020
She painted my thumbnail purple and insisted I keep it for a week. I wore it like a badge of honor.
 
We sat together on a rock next to a swift-moving stream too deep to step into but close enough to splash. Her bare feet dangled over the bank as I awkwardly tried to both keep my balance and get enough water to wash and pumice her 11 year old toes. I had no idea what I was doing, and yet she was patient with my ignorance and instructed me with through giggles and tickles. She ended up...
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