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Twelve Thirty-One

I praise God that I am not alone
     I am loved
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Glorifying God with Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving week affords a rare early morning extended quiet time to reflect and give thanks in front of the crackling wood stove. Last night at my worship band rehearsal I had one of those aha moments. I was moving toward this … Continue reading

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Humility is the Way Forward

Last week I wrote that worship was the way forward for us, and that is exactly where Romans 12 starts. In view of God’s mercies (all that Paul has written up to this point in his letter to the Romans) … Continue reading

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Maria Joy Born’s 1st Anniversary

Julie and I have decided to press “pause” in our foster care ministry for a season.  It is because we have great news to share.  We are expecting a “new Born” in June.  God’s timing is perfect as are his … Continue reading

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Introducing Maria Joy Born!

Yesterday was an extraordinary day!  We finalized our adoption and heard the judge declare a new name for our daughter – Maria Joy Born.  It was not a grand ceremony, but having many of our friends and family surrounding us … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Maria Story

This past week, Julie and I shared our Maria story with our church family.  It was an incredible experience preparing for and then delivering our story 4 times during the worship services.  (Video no longer available.) Julie and I re-lived it … Continue reading

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