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Welcome to the Future

Today, my oldest son, Hayden, is 15! Monumental, sure, but also natural, for most people. We all remember turning 15, right? Wanting nothing more than the latest fashion jeans of the season, a dinner out with friends at your favorite restaurant (sans your terribly embarrassing parents, obvi) and to have your name put on the…
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I Had an Adoption

Years ago I wrote a blog post addressing what I felt the role of the “church” should be in the pro-life/abortion space. The overall sentiment was if we’re wanting to be the hands and feet of Jesus we should show up for those who are in such turmoil and distress that they would choose an…
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Shoe Fall, Don’t Bother Me

Our family does have fun, but it is work to master it all. Yet we do it. Because we want to enjoy life, no matter what it looks like. Life is a gift and we try and treasure each day we've been gifted and use it to the most of our ability. 
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No Refunds or Exchanges

The lessons and experiences from this life are priceless, but ultimately, the reason I would never trade it, is because I have grown closer to Jesus BECAUSE of my circumstances.
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They’re Just Forks

Imagine you and a handful of friends are co-hosting a party; maybe a baby shower or a bachelor party. You and the other hosts are at the venue prior to the event starting and you’re setting up. You’ve got the food out on the tables and the cake table is just perfectly so, things are…
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Remarkably Loved

For whoever out there, like me, can easily feel unworthy and unnoticed, there is good news.
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What are you working for today?

What are you working for today? - Looking at life through an eternal lens.
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The Sore Truth

There are so many things that are unfair in this life. This evening we discovered what (at this point) we’re assuming is a pressure sore on Hayden’s back. He’s never had any pressure sores any where so this is a brand new experience for us. Something that’s not a new experience, though, is my brain…
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Cheers!

As 2016 comes to a close and I reflect on all it brought myself and our family, my gut reaction is to scream “good riddance!” This year was one of loss and heartache, struggle and fear. But it was also a year of hope and relationship. This was a year that through leaps of faith…
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It’s a Give and Take

When you have a child like Hayden, there is a very tangible reminder of how much grace my family and I need. When you see a family struggle with taking care of their child and his medical needs, doctor appointments, therapists, anxieties and panic, and all the other things that come along with a special…
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