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October 30, 2019

11th Minute of the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

As we get closer to Armistice Day/Veterans’ Day, I am reminded of our responsibility to support those who have given so much for our Bill of Rights. I for one am grateful for those who gave their lives, or the lives of their sons, brothers, fathers, and husbands. There are those who served for one tour and those who served for a career. There are women who served in the military, and there are women who served by supporting those who served. Each one serves an important role in our nation’s wars and conflicts – our nation should be grateful for the smallest of sacrifices.

I have been struck by the role of the military over the year...

October 15, 2019

This last month has served to remind me of the importance of being willing to transition to different roles as a dad. My identity as a father remains the same, but I have a different role as my daughters and son move into new stages of life. I recognize that most of the conflict that we might experience in our relationship is due to my unwillingness to change my role to fit their stage of life.

On the Tuesday before my oldest daughter’s wedding, I was watching my youngest daughter play in her final season of college soccer. I was streaming the game online since she goes to school in Kansas. She was playing great until that moment when she went down in a heap and instantly waved for the traine...

September 11, 2019

As many of you know, our church is hoping to address some facility issues that hinder the effectiveness of our mission. As we have thought about this, the verse that continues to come to my mind is Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” In fact, I just prayed that prayer in a facility team meeting last night. However, the poetic response within that verse continues the thought, “Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” Interestingly, this is today’s “Verse of the Day” from the YouVersion app – always a good memory verse for each day!

If I were to choose a different career path, it would probably be a design/build arch...

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