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An Open Letter to the Dad Out Alone with His Kids

Dear Dad-whose-preteen-daughter-got-sick-on-the-way-to-the-restroom,

I happened to be sitting along your daughter’s route through the restaurant as she held it in as best she could to get to the restroom. 727 more words

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“Yet even in ministry, our wayward hearts want to use people, rather than love them, to take all these tiny little things—applause, affirmation, acceptance, affluence, authority—and… 55 more words

Got Peace? Seek it.

Do you have Peace this Christmas season? Unfortunately, it doesn’t just happen this time of year, we need to be intentional about seeking it. This season has been one of unusual Peace for me. 451 more words

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Why you won't be getting a Christmas card from us this year

I found myself with a few hours of “free time” this morning–wedged between the morning school routine and a lunch meeting. It’s these chunks of unclaimed-by-someone-or-something-time that we are so very quick to fill with the endless to-do list. 482 more words

It Starts With You

A Letter to My Younger (Mom) Self

Dear Younger (Mom) Self,

You are about to embark on the most meaningful, challenging, confusing, rewarding, exhausting, and exciting journey of your life.  It will roughly last 18 years (give or take a few) before you send them off to independence and you will feel as if it picks up speed the final 8 or so. 598 more words

It Starts With You

Motivational Monday!

I came across this quote a few weeks ago and knew I had to share it at some point.

“If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to build theirs.” – Tony Gaskins, Jr. 146 more words

Work And Travel

One Word

Have you heard of the #OneWord365 movement?  I discovered it a few years ago and it has completely rattled me with its simplicity and power to actually make change. 389 more words

Love, Family, And Friends