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The (Carl Lentz) View

I feel the need to address a recent controversy that involves me, my family, and my church.  First off, I am in NO way a spokesperson for Hillsong church — any of them. And pastor Carl Lentz can handle himself.  My main issue in all of this has been the willingness (or even excitement) for some to just “light up …

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Elias at 6 Months!

Basic Health Update: Elias has Spina Bifida.  He’s made it 6 months since he was born with only the initial medical intervention. From his birth story to present, his life reflects God’s miraculous healing hand in so many ways. Twenty-four hours after birth, Elias had surgery to close his NTD (neural tube defect), myelomeningocele.  (an open wound exposing his lower …

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Elias 3-4-5

Elias is 5 months! Somehow the last 3 months flew by!! Unfortunately, my good intentions didn’t lead to good results, so I’m playing catch up on the monthly updates for Elias. Here is a simple update of what those months looked like for us 🙂 Elias – 3 months: Weight: 16lbs. @ 3 months Elias LOVES to be held, loves …

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Elias – One Month Update

Our Elias is 1 month!  Where has the time gone?! Highlights: Elias is a great eater!!  He usually eats every 2-3 hours.  He weighs approximately 11.5 lbs. and is almost 23 inches. His two big sisters adore him and can’t give him enough kisses.                  He LOVES to be held and rocked to sleep. …

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Dr. Drool and Kitchen Laps

There’s nothing like starting off your day with a doctor and some drool.  Yes, that was weird.  More on that in a moment but first a little background detail: It has been a while since I have posted anything myself; I’ve just been riding the coattails of the wife lately.  I knew life would be very different and even difficult …

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Life With Elias!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a week since we came home!  Wow.  We are so thankful to be on this end as we begin this journey as a family… NICU Life at the hospital was tough, but we definitely sensed the Lord’s presence in getting us through, especially with such a lack of sleep (being awakened every 2 …

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Elias – Our Little Braveheart

They may take our sleep, but they’ll never take our FREEDOM!!! WE’RE HOME!!! We’re so happy.  More details to come, but in a nutshell, we got discharged Friday night and have been basically sleeping and surviving since then. Many have or are asking about our current needs…at this point we are in desperate need of rest and time for adjustment.  Being …

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Elias – A Steady Saga

Past two days: Update of Hospital Life in the NICU with Elias The days are getting to be more of a blur! We have a lot of appointments throughout the day. Yesterday, for example, we had a special exam on Elias bright and early… Great Care: One of the things about life at the hospital is that there can be …

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Elias – New Day, New Chapter to the Saga

Day 6: Tuesday: We love our sweet boy, Elias, so much and are loving every day with him! The medical staff are all very nice.  We feel so blessed to have such great care and resources. Medical Updates: Tests– First thing, had a test on his lower extremities to see how certain organs function.  This is not very conclusive because of …