Monthly Archives: April 2010

It’s a Girl!!!

41 years ago today I received the good news that I was the father of a daughter. (In the good old days, we didn’t have all the technology and procedures we have today. We didn’t know the baby’s sex and … Continue reading

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Sin

The great, great grandaddy of all sins is the denial of sin, the refusal to admit sin. Such refusal is odd because as G. K. Chesterston once observed, sin is the only empirically verifiable item in the entire Christian/Jewish belief … Continue reading

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Expectations

I came across this quote from Donald Miller’s “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” : When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. And when you stop expecting material possessions to … Continue reading

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It May Be Time for a Break

I’ve been working diligently on the renovation of our “blue house” we purchased last fall. I have been aware that it seems as though much of my time is being consumed by the project. This also includes my thoughts, even … Continue reading

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A New Adventure

Yesterday our daughter Tanya shared some exciting news with us. She has been accepted by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for enrollment in their Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. It is a one year program which will require travel to Nashville … Continue reading

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Michael Spencer Remembered

I have thought a lot about the Internet Monk (Michael Spencer) since his passing on April 5. He had a profound impact on me. I am not alone in that experience as evidenced by the comments and remembrances on the … Continue reading

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The Life of Faith

I found this quote from Eugene Peterson in his book “The way of Jesus” to be encouraging and challenging. The life of faith does not consist in imposing our will (or God’s will) either on other persons or on the … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend

I enjoyed the Easter weekend. We joined the Crocketts and the Gabeharts for EasterSunday. Melissa and the kids stayed over Monday and we all celebrated Madison’s ninth birthday a day early. Here are some pictures from our time together.

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The Internet Monk

For the past few years I have been an ardent reader and listener to the Internet Monk (Michael Spencer). Even though I never met him, he has had profound impact on my journey. Sadly, he died of brain cancer on … Continue reading

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