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FAMILY FRIDAY: 4 Ways To Sacrifice OR Save Our Kids

Hello, Hipsters and Happy Friday to you all! Usually, I have elements of fun with the family in these posts, however, I feel an overwhelming compulsion to take us down a serious path today. There will be plenty here regarding the family, but this post will be more funereal than fun. Preface: My children are addicted to screens.  Any parents …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: FUN IN PAYSON

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~ Anita Desai Hello, Hipsters and Happy Friday!  Let’s connect with family and have some fun. As I shared last time, our family loves to travel.  During summers in Phoenix, we especially enjoy getting out of the horrid heat to rediscover the beauty of God’s earth. And although we often lose our …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: FUN AT The Grand Canyon

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ Augustine Hello, Hipsters, and happy Friday!  Let’s have some fun. We love to travel. During summers in Phoenix, my family and I especially enjoy getting out of the heat and rediscovering the beauty of this earth. Although it can be difficult with three young …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: Flying Kites

“I remember the time an older man asked me when I was young, ‘Do you know what you are doing now?’ I thought it was some kind of trick question. ‘Tell me,’ I said. ‘You are building your memories,’ he replied, ‘so make them good ones.’” ~ Ravi Zacharias Hello, Hipsters, and happy Friday! Let’s have some fun. As I …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: The Zoo

Hello, Hipsters, and welcome to the first ever: “Family Friday!” Let’s have some fun! “I remember the time an older man asked me when I was young, ‘Do you know what you are doing now?’ I thought it was some kind of trick question.  ‘Tell me,’ I said.  ‘You are building your memories,’ he replied, ‘so make them good ones.’” …

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Resignation & Beyond

See VLOG. “He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.” ~ C. S. Lewis | The Weight Of Glory It’s March, so there’s lots of “madness,” but here we’re continuing to march not only into some madness but also into some mystery… I began the previous post (Nearness & Folly) by quoting most of 1 …

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Nearness & Folly

See VLOG. “There have been men before…who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God himself.” ~ C.S. Lewis Hey, Hipsters. This is one of those more autobiographical, quasi-journal type entries, but I do think that sharing my personal journey in this current season will be helpful, encouraging, thought-provoking, and ultimately …

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New York…New LIFE

Before you start, see The Challenge of Change series. “You have to be willing to fail in order to truly succeed.” ~ Jon Gordon Preface: In my last post, “New York, New York!”, I shared about the recent Arnold adventure to NYC and how God used this experience to reveal and raid our cherished idols of safety, control, and comfort. Getting out …

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New York, New York!

Before you start, see my  Challenge of Change series. “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do ‘the best’ for us; we are wondering how painful ‘the best’ will turn out to be.” ~ C.S. Lewis Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been …

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Suck Rocks: This Is Living Now (More Thoughts on FREEDOM)

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” ~ Galatians 5:1 Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good.  He came to make dead people live. FREEDOM EXAMINED  (courtesy of http://www.tourfactory.com/950924) The following was inspired by true events.  Names have been changed to protect the identity of those portrayed. “Hey, Bill!  What did …