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impending sabbath [sabbatical]!

March 11, 2013

i’m pretty excited today. why? because three weeks from today i will officially be on sabbatical [sabbath rest] from my position at harderwyk ministries as youth pastor.  my prayer on this coming time away, that like my garden plot from last summer: life will grow and renew what God intends to flourish. i’m starting to […]

joy, tears and timebombs

April 25, 2009

so we have had ella home now for a week today!   what an incredible amount of joy this precious little girl has brought to our family already.  it’s even strange saying the word family because even though dawn and i were a family all along, the addition of ella has added so many new dimensions […]

shrinking world

April 19, 2009

there have been several significant moments in my world in the last few days since ella’s birth. the one i’m thinking about right now is how my world just shrank considerably.  i doubt it’s permanent, but for the moment it’s very tangible.  this house, and our living room to be more precise, is our world […]

heaven help little ella…

April 16, 2009

everything is great this morning.  happy mommy, screaming hungry baby… …and a few thoughts are running through my mind. first is i’m overwhelmed at how precious, wonderful and beautiful my little girl is.  as i look at her and hold her, i’m amazed at how perfect she looks and how much love there is for […]

hmm… payback time

April 1, 2009

so did i just get pranked by my sister for april fools day?  i’ve been getting comments all day from my sister’s scrapbooking community on my blog post about dawn becoming a mommy. actually it’s kind of touching. thanks for the great comments so far.  but since my sister was so kind to send the […]

things the baby needs to know about mommy

January 11, 2009

so with the baby about three months away, i was thinking of some things i should let the baby know about mommy that would be beneficial to their future survival in the house.  so here are some of the things i can think of that will make their transition into our home easier and more […]

last day in california

March 7, 2008

today is my last day out here. it’s been the most intellectually stretching time of my life and i’m so grateful for the opportunity. i’m also super pumped about getting back home and seeing dawn and having life together with her again. however, i will miss a few things about so cal… sunshine temps in […]

studying at your parents

February 26, 2008

so being back at school means being in california.  being in california means being at my parents house for the next two weeks.  and that means i need to find a starbucks or library to get any work done. don’t get me wrong, i love my parents, but because they don’t see me often they […]

vacation pictures

August 2, 2007

downtown seattle from the waterfront   the pacific ocean from our hotel room in newport, oregon     a cool shot with dawn along the coast     isabella and i picked flowers together. sweet! a bunch of my second cousins [i have many more!] and two of my nieces

new picture boarder

August 1, 2007

the new picture above is from vacation out west in newport, oregon.  it’s dawn and i and then my sister laura and her husband lance.  cool picture i think! pax: ty