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2017 Best Books List

I realize that most of these list get done at the end of the year- but I’m writing on New Year’s Day. So as 2018 begins I’ll look back on my favorite books of the year. Biggest Impact Books of … Continue reading

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Slow Down

This past Sunday, when I got home from church, I found our oldest daughter on the couch with tears in her eyes. I thought, perhaps, that she may have been in a time-out and was upset about it. So I … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth to Empires

I have been reading a lot of NT Wright lately (How God Became King and The Day the Revolution Began). There is a passage in HGBK that seems to speak to our role as Christians today when it comes to … Continue reading

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Living Generously

The story of the Rich Young Man (or the Rich Young Ruler) in Matthew 19:16-22 is always a difficult passage. People ask me if Jesus really meant for the young man to sell everything before following him. Honestly, I ask … Continue reading

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What Mr. Chapin Taught Me About Complaining- And Why It Matters

I grew up in a small farming community in North West Pennsylvania. Our school was small ¬†which gave you the opportunity to build relationships with a wide range of students and teachers. One teacher that all of us had at … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: Thinking About a Name

Naming our kids has been an important process for Andrea and I. We have felt that the names we give our children is part blessing, and part a vision for their life. Case in point: Abigail means “A Father’s Joy”: … Continue reading

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It’s A Boy!

Last night on my Facebook page I posted the above picture as a little teaser to the news we want to share as a family. It was fun watching everyone’s comments fly in to a picture with no real context. … Continue reading

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