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Busy Day
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      2 comments

I'm getting ready to go to Olney Mo this morning to meet with a pastor. Since I have never been to this community it should be an adventure. My wife and I had a great run this morning. She is doing great and working so hard to get better. ... Read more
Trying to stay focused
Monday, August 30, 2010      4 comments

does anyone else ever struggle with finding the time to get everything done? between a job that consumes about 60 hours a week, spending time with my family, getting daily exercise, and trying to sleep; i often find it difficult to get the thing... Read more
Back Home for a few days
Sunday, August 29, 2010      1 comments

After spending four hours on the road this Sunday to preach at a church in Northern Missouri, it's nice to be home for a few days. I have tried hard to keep next weekend open, so that i can actually go to church with my family next Sunday (inste... Read more
Nice Saturday
Saturday, August 28, 2010      4 comments

After a great run this morning, the family and I went to a nearby city to take our oldest to her favorite restaurant for her birthday dinner. Then we took a road trip to a community where I had served as interim pastor for about six months. It w... Read more
A Very Special Day
Friday, August 27, 2010      3 comments

As you may have heard me say, I am abundantly blessed. Not only am I married to my high school sweetheart and soulmate, but we are also blessed with two amazing and healthy daughters. Today is our oldest daughter, Savannah's, twentieth birt... Read more
Two Different Leadership Styles
Thursday, August 26, 2010      6 comments

I've been reading through 1 Samuel lately and have been looking at the lives of David and Saul. Though Saul started out quite well as king, he became distracted and later delusional with respect to his role as the first king of Israel. Obv... Read more
Seeking His Will
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      9 comments

Sometimes I wish that God would simply make an appearance and tell me what to do. Determining His will can be a challenging activity at times. Our family is being faced with an important decsion over the next few days. My hope and prayer is... Read more
This is August?
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      2 comments

What a morning for a run, or any outdoor activity for that matter. After all of our mornings in the 80's with humidity to match the temperature, it was nice to be outside in weather that wasn't so oppressive. In fact, it actually felt really goo... Read more
Has it been that long?
Monday, August 23, 2010      4 comments

People have told me that the years pass quickly. However, it doesn't seem that long ago that I was a college student and looking forward to life after my studies. Today, our oldest daughter is beginning her sophomore year of college. While ... Read more
A Rare Sight
Sunday, August 22, 2010      1 comments

Traveling along Missouri roads I have seen some interesting sites. However, this morning on my way to church up in Marceline, I witnessed a sight that I had never seen before. Growing up in Mid-Mo it has been my privilege to have some interactio... Read more
Do you ever wonder?
Saturday, August 21, 2010      4 comments

My wife tells me i am sometimes too contemplative for my own good. Here are a few questions that i ponder from time to time that remind me of how truly blessed i am. ~ What if i had not been adopted by such loving parents? ~ What if i had... Read more
I stand amazed
Friday, August 20, 2010      2 comments

This morning I was able to join my wife as we sent our youngest off on the bus to school. Olivia was excited that I was going to be there with her and her friends. As I watched her board the bus and begin another day's journey into the brave new... Read more
A Day for Which I am Thankful
Thursday, August 19, 2010      2 comments

This date holds a tremendous amount of significance to me personally. Several years ago (I won't reveal the number) my wife, Debbie was born. Her mother was in her late thirties and even encouraged to terminate the pregnancy because of her age. ... Read more
Better than She Hoped
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      3 comments

Olivia's first day of third grade and bus-riding adventure are now history. She was excited to tell me about her first day of school when I got home from work yesterday. Even though she did not believe that it would be possible to have as wonder... Read more
It Has Begun
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      1 comments

Our youngest daughter, Olivia, got on the bus and headed to school this morning. It's still hard for me to believe that she is already an eight year old third grader. Over the past three years my wife has taken her to school in the mornings, and... Read more

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