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Kids & Songs

One of the greatest ways to bond with an infant or toddler is to sing to them. My wife and I just started has relief houseparents which means our job is to watch the kids for a week while the … Continue reading

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It Ain’t My Fault

It Ain’t My Fault by Brothers Osborne My wife and I just heard this song for the first time and instantly thought of it as the perfect theme song for our cottage at the children’s home where we work. But … Continue reading

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Moments

For those of us who struggle with depression life is a lot like a roller coaster ride. We have our highs where we feel on top of the world quickly followed by drastic falls, twist, and turns that scare us … Continue reading

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Who Loved Her Best?

I came across this poem while gathering material for a Sunday morning message. It’s found in several online sites, unfortunately I have found none that list who wrote it. It’s message is one that we all need to reflect on … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Child (In honor of Tabitha’s Birthday).

I didn’t want to have kids when I was younger. I figured I would foul it up. I wanted a wife and dog. Dogs are so much easier to train, they don’t leave near the mess, they are so much … Continue reading

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Helplessly Watching a Loved One Head For Danger

There is scene in the movie, “A River Runs Through It,” that has left a deep impression on me. This is the story of a Presbyterian pastor and his two boys growing up in Montana. The pastor was a stern and … Continue reading

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Things I Never Understood Till I was a Father Too.

One of my favorite songs was performed by Tracy Lawrence, called “Till I Was A Daddy Too” It is one of the few songs that describe fatherhood in a favorable way. Many of the songs I’ve heard, like the “The … Continue reading

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In Admiration of Mothers

I have a new favorite movie. It’s not just a favorite; it is THE favorite. The other night I was in a pretty foul mood. Not that anything bad had happened, I was just tired and perhaps a bit hungry. … Continue reading

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Bubber Man

It happened one night a few years back When my wife kept waking up with gas. So off to the hospital we went away My wife’s gas became our son the very next day. We had not decided on a … Continue reading

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