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February 24, 2010

i realized we have a big crybaby in our house these last months, and it’s me!  this morning i’ve been feeling sorry for myself because i’m still a little congested, ella is coughing up a storm and had a bad runny nose, and blah, blah, blah. then driving to my office i realized: shut up, […]

she’s perfect!

April 20, 2009

after our 5 day doctor check-up, ella is perfect in every way that they can tell.  she gained back weight and weighs 6 lbs 8.5 oz.  they said they haven’t seen a 5 day old look this good in a long time!  we’re so incredibly excited and blessed.  add to that a night with much […]

pulling back the curtain • part three

March 27, 2008

finding our way forward with students and their families is going to take knowing the cultural landscape, understanding our theological “rocks” that are non-negotiable and then making intelligent choices based on those two things. the cultural landscape of students these points are based on the research of chap clark in his book “hurt” we may […]

stupidity abounds

March 17, 2008

i’m watching the news this morning and there is so much stupidity that goes on in the world… mortgage and housing crisis financial markets scare uplifting of every spoiled celebrity china stomping on tibet the never ending situation in iraq partying up in celebration of a Christian saint do i need to go on? our […]

relax responsibly

March 14, 2008

so i’m reading rolling stone magazine and turn it over to the back cover. there is a corona ad that says in small print on the bottom… relax responsibly and it got me thinking. who’s standard of responsibility? around west michigan in a variety of ways, you see different ways that “character education” is trying […]

reclaiming sabbath

March 9, 2008

one of the things i realized on my trip west to fuller, is that i don’t have much sabbath.  much time with just God in rest, reflection, silence or peace. i need to reclaim a sabbath!  i know how, but don’t know when.  margins in life get so filled that carving out space for God […]

this is my father’s world!

January 29, 2008

  sometimes i • we need a reminder of what is true and what gives us hope! the world may have been messed up by us, but nonetheless it’s still my father’s world… this is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. […]

smoke and mirrors follow-up

January 24, 2008

walt mueller was great last night talking about the affects and worldview that comes from mass marketing and advertising. even with the all the snow, church cancellations and tv weather doomsday forecasts, we had 170 people show up to hear him.  sweet! as with every time i’ve had the privilege to hear him speak, i […]

beautiful snow

January 24, 2008

a picture of the snow on our block and in our back yard. it was beautiful and snowy this morning. probably about a foot and a half to two feet here in the last couple of days. schools were closed out here on the lakeshore but were open in grand rapids, so dawn took my […]


January 20, 2008

i wonder if our political system is beyond repair and if we as christians put too much hope in our politicians? we vote based on certain principles and moral values we have but then ignore other ones. so is the defense of life more important than social justice? is the growth of the economy more […]