TBT: High Stress Negotiations

Tonight I experienced some high level negotiations with my toddler daughter.  It started after bath time with the evening meal.  Basically, my daughter has gotten ‘tired’ of her usual dinner offerings.  We’ve been giving her grown up food and seeing how she does expanding her palette.  I believe I have become an expert negotiator with […]

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Waiting for Inspiration

Sometimes its hard waiting for inspiration.  Not just for this blog, but in general just waiting for something…to come.  I used to have a band and wrote songs.  Some came easier than others.  It always seemed the ones that just kind of showed up were better, and the ones that were forced were not as […]

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To DVD or not to DVD

My wife has a friend, who has two older girls, tell her that parenthood is one long line of compromises.  This week we took a trip with a looooong car ride.  We have tried to get our daughter used to traveling. We have to travel a good distance to visit family.  So the more we […]

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TBT: Frisbee Lessons

The other day I got out the old ultimate frisbee to see if my daughter liked it.  She of course did.  Her favorite part was watching me throw it and then running after it.  She loves to run.  Then I started teaching her how to throw it.  At first she wanted to throw it like […]

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Count your Blessings!

“And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 HCSB Sometimes I feel like that is the eternal fight.  To try and control my heart instead of just letting the peace of Jesus do it.  Because I am nowhere near good […]

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I Went for a Walk

I went for a walk today and had a conversation with God.   I told Him what was going on in my life. He already knew, but listened intently. Told Him my hopes and asked Him for dreams. He answered with the wind and the dancing spring leaves. I paused for moments soaking the sun. […]

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Missed It by That Much

Last week I set a pretty bold goal.  80,000 steps in one week.  Well, I came up just shy of accomplishing it.  How close? Let me show you. Only 300 steps shy.  To be honest I didn’t worry too much about it and figured I would hit it Saturday evening.  300 steps.  It didn’t dawn […]

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Lord, It’s Hard to be Humble

A funny country song from decades ago, but seriously where has humility gone in the world. A question I ask myself daily, “Am I being humble?” Why? Because I am a servant. Or at least I should be. Not always the case. “In that day you will know that I am in My Father, you […]

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TBT: Toddler Time

It seems to go fast.  She’s almost 30 months old and growing in stature as well as vocabulary and personality.  She is a sweetheart and a blessing. Very proud Mama and Daddy.   “For He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your children within you.” Psalms 147:13

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