For the Birds

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A few weeks ago I was caring for my parent’s home while they were on vacation, my responsibilities were to water the plants, bring in the mail and feed the birds. These seemed like some pretty simple tasks and they really were. I always joke with my parents stating to them that they have their […]

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Random Acts of Kindness #1

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We have the opportunity to show Gods love everyday through random acts of kindness. Daily representing Jesus to people everyday in simple practical ways. You may not know where that other person may be or even if they are having a good or bad day but you can still introduce them to Jesus just by […]

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Navigating Change 2015

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“Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.”   As we look at a new year as a family we a confronted with the need to navigating change. A number of years ago I sat through […]

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“Your the best boy ever”

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“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 While walking through the store yesterday I was a man on a mission. I was looking for a specific item and I needed to get out of the store as quickly as I could. As […]

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“Finding Hope”

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“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us   ….” (Hebrews 12:1) All-Star season marks the end of another Little League season. It is exciting to see […]

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Blast from the KidsLIFE Past…..

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Here is a blast from the children’s  ministry past. This was so much fun and such a blessing.  

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“Watch what you post”

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As a parent I have tried to establish a strong and healthy relationship with my children with a key component being communication. This past week at a family event we jokingly discussed the things that our children will do that many times we will not know about until after the fact. Even though we may […]

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“Who Owns the Problem?”

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Like many parents we have a tendency to try to save our children from discomfort and negative experiences. Some experts would call this being a helicopter parent, hovering near by ready to swoop in and save the day. Unfortunately, this practice sets the child and the parent up for failure over the years.  The child […]

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“Family Dinner”

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A hidden treasure of time can be found in many homes throughout our community.  That treasure is meal time. I recall growing up and the many stories that were told, experiences shared and relationships developed all during a meal time. Every evening our family sat down together for dinner. And of course, how could I […]

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“You’re kidding!”

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“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” (Colossian 3:16 NIV) A few weeks ago I had an “aha moment”. My teen son had assisted in doing some […]

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