Monthly Archives: December 2008

A Shared Longing

Michael Spencer hits home with me again as he describes the deep longings shared by many evangelical Christians, including myself. … we- are longing for authentic humanness in the Gospel. A full and genuine human experience. Normal human life as … Continue reading

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Family Christmas

Yesterday evening we had a family Christmas celebration. Not all the children could make it this year but we had a great time. Melissa and Ryan, Kyle, Tyler and Madison; Scott and Alison; and Tanya and Daniel and Jerod, Meredith, Blake and … Continue reading

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From the Warehouse to the Shack

In Eat This Book, Eugene Peterson offers the following illustration adapted from Karl Barth to demonstrate the powerful possibilities in spiritual reading of God’s word. Imagine a group of men and women in huge warehouse. They were born in this … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Christmas Eve

Today is special to me not just because it’s Christmas eve but because it is grandson Ryan’s birthday. His birthday is one that I don’t have to ask Ann when it is. We are going to Louisville to celebrate with. … Continue reading

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First Day of Winter

It seems as if nature wants to remind us that it is the first day of winter. 7° this morning. I really think the reminder is unnecessary. I will say that we have been adequately prepared for this introduction with … Continue reading

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Blake’s Birthday

Today is Blake Crockett’s 9th birthday. We enjoyed celebrating with him and his family for dinner. He is a really cool guy. And he is funny too.

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The last first

The last first tooth lost for the Crockett family. Congratulations Grayson!

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Shaping the World In My Image

It has always been a challenge for me to restrain my strong desire to shape the world, those near and nearby, into my image of what they should be or be doing. Reading “The Challenge of Jesus” this morning N. T. … Continue reading

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A Special Day

Today is the birthday of our oldest son Carter. I know when you are getting older, it is harder to think your birthday is special but it is still special to me. There will be a point, as you get older, … Continue reading

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A Budding Musician

We attended Meerdith’s first violin performance. It was very enjoyable. Her instructor is good. He got the audience involved. Each kid had a parent join them and taught them how to play the violin. Meredith is a good teacher.

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