For My Kids on Fathers Day

For fathers day this year I want to celebrate that I am a father who loves you immensely, protects you fiercely and guides you with an open hand. Through the good and through the bad, through the mistakes and the good calls, through thick and thin, that is the dad I am and can only hope will impact you to be who you are meant to be.

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A Sheep, a Coin, and Child

Well, this post isn’t about crying. Sorry. It’s about allowing our heart/soul/mind (whatever you want to call your inner place) to be touched in unexpected ways and letting that moment speak to you and do its thing.

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Christlike Heathens and Devilish Christians

The world becomes a better place when we learn to love ourselves and love one another. It’s a tough calling and yes, life gets messed up and complicated. Those of us striving to live meaningful lives must do so alongside those who are not quite there yet, we must contend with reality, accept what is and move forward.

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Will I be Loved … or NOt?

Don’t get me wrong, contrary to what the previous paragraph might indicate, I’m not against Valentines day but I don’t think it adds much value to anything. Perhaps it’s simply because I prefer spontaneity over scheduled love. Maybe the reason why it is such a popular day is that it provides some sort of reprieve from depth while allowing us to enjoy the fluffy side of love.

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Thoughts from psalm 1

We’ve tasted the life giving results of loving and being loved, of caring and being cared for, of forgiving and being forgiven, of accomplishing things, of reaping the fruit of good decisions and of hard work. We also know the feeling of death and destruction when we let our anger boil over, when we lie or when our lives become a complicated web of ill informed and stubborn decisions, broken relationships and aloneness.

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