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Last weekend I heard a very simple prayer that I will not forget. The funny thing is, it was a mistake that made it memorable. As the gentleman prayed, he intended on petitioning God to strengthen our faith. Instead, he asked the Lord to please “Faithen our strength.” He quickly corrected his blunder over my […]

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It is interesting to invite a new little one into your home. Perspectives mold so much easier in those first days. I started to think about everything the little boy doesn’t know. He has never seen “Lion King,” or had a dish of strawberry shortcake. The roar of a crowd under the Friday night lights are […]

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Today I was in line at the grocery store–Elle was begging for gum again. A sweet neighbor of mine was behind me in line.  Seeing her reminded me about someone I forgot to call back yesterday. She congratulated me on the new baby as I loaded up the cereal that was on sale into my […]

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Dear Fellow Stranger at Costco– You don’t know me, and I don’t know you, which is partly what makes this so special. And to elevate the stakes just a bit more, I did not even see you.  But my wife did when she was in the bread aisle with our two youngest.  You made certain […]

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Isn’t it funny how quickly a conversation hops topics. One minute baseball, the next the moon. Sometimes, in the right place, at the right times, those conversations settle somewhere deeper–I love those times. Yesterday we were there–in those deeper places–some friends and I. As we were talking we hit a stumbling block.  A question that made […]

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