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Becoming a Functional Dad

A Exploration into spiritual, physical and mental fitness for the over 40 father-to-be and beyond So this wasn’t our plan. My wife and I had made a decision not to have children. We got married later, both had careers and I had a mountain of student loan debt. Well God had other plans for us. […]

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My Better Half

Today’s Bible verse, as delivered to my phone, was this…and I couldn’t agree more. “A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.”  Proverbs 18:22 HCSB

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PSBT: Counting her blessings

My wife shared something with me that my daughter does.  It is quite extraordinary given her age and is such a wonderful habit to get into. The other night a summer thunderstorm rolled through after our daughter had gone to bed.  The “hunder and lightnin’” had scared her and my wife went into her room […]

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TBT: Cookie Making Time

Our toddler really isn’t a toddler anymore.  She is without a doubt a little girl pre-schooler.  She recently saw an episode of Veggie Tales where the plot was how to share cookies.  So after we heard about Bob and Larry and the cookies for a few days, my wife decided it was time to teach […]

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Peace that passes…

Today, after work I did some balanced breathing before my drive home.  The Lord got me through another day and while I was breathing attached to my inner balance app a feeling of peace washed over me.  I wasn’t thinking about anything in particular just focusing on the experience of the breath.  Every now and […]

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TBT: Observation

If you’ve been reading you know that I play a little guitar every now and then.  Music is a big deal in our house and thankfully our daughter seems to like it very much.  I am trying to be careful and not try to force playing an instrument on her.  One, she is way too […]

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Keep Asking

“Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 HCSB  

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TBT: Guitar Lessons

I’ve played the guitar for over 30 years now and as music is a big part of our family we hope that our daughter might pick it up some day.  I haven’t forced it, as I want her to come to it naturally.  Today she demanded her ‘tar.’  I don’t know what that is.  My […]

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Britches Ain’t Big Enough

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time,” 1 Peter 5:6 Sometimes I feel God will humble me the I don’t do it myself.  I don’t think it’s direct, however, the circumstances of life (which ultimately are up to Him and the world He […]

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Elite Breathing

Every day I have a process goal to perform two five-minute balanced breathing sessions. At this point I have been just good with actually doing it.  I use the Inner Balance App as a biofeedback tool which helps me track how I do.  I don’t need the App to do it, but it of course […]

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Matter over Mindset Pt 1

“For the mindset of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit itself to God’s law, for it is unable to do so.  Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.“ Romans 8:6-8 I […]

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