Monthly Archives: November 2013

Writing and Rewriting

Lately I’ve been thinking about Donald Miller’s book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years:  How I Learned to Live a Better Story.  There is an awesome part in the book where he talks about writing your story, not so … Continue reading

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Bedtime Reading Rituals

Like many homes with young children, in order to get through the day and night, rituals are helpful ways of maintain order and boundaries. Generally the idea is to tend to business then play. Finish homework before playing with Legos. … Continue reading

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A Simpler Time

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I can’t help but be reminded of the drama present in most family systems.  Different members have different roles; peacemaker, attention seeker, caregiver, martyr, nurturer, historian, etc., just to name a few.  Whether we seek … Continue reading

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Angels Unaware or Everywhere?

Out of affection I frequently call my two young sons cherubim, much to their disliking of course.  I want them to know that what they are to me, a blessing beyond measure, and yet even though I think them to … Continue reading

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Success or Failure?

I remember reading somewhere that you have to do something twenty times in order for it to become a habit.   For example, deciding to stop eating a certain type of food or take up a new exercise routine, if I … Continue reading

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Evan Almighty

I love movies.   With two young children I do see a lot of animated movies, but I rarely have the opportunity to go to the theater and see a real thought provoking and engaging movie.  Fortunately I’m blessed with a … Continue reading

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The Power of a Moment

              One of the most inspiring songs for me is by Chris Rice, titled the Power of a Moment.  I have used excerpts from this song on my Princeton Theological Seminary application, probably in a sermon or two, and … Continue reading

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