Category Archives: Family stuff

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

Well, we made it through Christmas. Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men… and boy do we need it, huh? The last few days have been wonderful, peaceful times spent with family and friends. But the prior few weeks? This has been … Continue ...

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Dad’s Sweet and Sour Love

Saw concurrent pictures of a father’s love in action today – one in the sermon I was listening to in church, one in the sermon I saw and heard off to the side of the room. Our pastor was teaching … Continue reading →...

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This is how we met… (guest post for Leigh Kramer)

We had no idea what we were in store for…..     In a complete change of pace for Reconciling Viewpoints, today I’m guest posting for Leigh Kramer as part of her “This Is How We Met” series. So, instead … Conti...

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Stunned by Beauty

I am completely blown away…. You ever see something so beautiful that it stops you in your tracks? You pause, do a double-take, look again to make sure that what you think you saw is truly as amazing as you thought at first … Continue...

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Success or Failure? That depends… whose opinion counts?

Some friends of mine are going through a rough transition, walking away from something they’ve poured their heart and soul into for a lot of years. Have you ever been through that? You catch hold of a dream – a calling … Continue read...

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A Beautiful Flaw and a Birthday Gift

We don’t make a real big deal of birthdays in our house.  So, when my wife asked what I wanted as mine approached last month, I kiddingly replied – “I don’t know… how about a Martin 12-string?” I wasn’t really … Cont...

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Grace that smacks you upside the head

Excellent post today on “grace” from Rachel Held Evans at http://rachelheldevans.com/grace-doctrine.  Rachel’s basic point is that we are good at defending “grace” as a doctrine, but we’re not always so good at living out grace in how we...

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“Jesus, take the wheel! I’ve got to deal with these kids!”

The Father is driving the big family van with all His kids crammed in the back heading for their heavenly vacation destination. Of course, as with most large families, the kids are bickering in the backseat, crying about being hungry, needing &helli...

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