creativity

Appreciated

I try not to bring work home. I think most of us try not to, especially as parents. I avoid checking email, answering texts or phone calls, and many times I just turn my phone off altogether. Last night, however, I got one of those calls that demanded I run Read more…

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Forest = Cereal

Last night I had an amazing summer conversation with my daughter, Eva, outside under the pines. Correction: it was a listening session. A single, unending stream of thought (less one addition from me) where I realized my baby girl is much less baby and far more girl. But I’m sure Read more…

LEADERSHIP

Changing Types

Eva is my Type A. She was arranging her own schedule when she was three. She even invented a way of measuring time leading up to major events by referring to sleep as “light naps” (afternoon naps), and “dark naps” (going to bed at night). Q: “How many naps until Read more…

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Happy 7 to My Princess

Today my baby princess is seven years old. I still love the memory of running down the hallway and shouting, “It’s a girl!” I’m so blessed I got one. A beautiful, tiny woman that loves Jesus, who’s heart breaks for her friends, and who’s feisty character is priming her for Read more…

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For My Lurkers

My kids love a good story. They hunker down in our bed and get all sorts of excited. They lurk in the covers. And every day hundreds of you stop by this site and lurk. Waiting for a good story or an interesting takeaway. You’ve made this a destination in Read more…

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Commercial Value

In order to combat the onslaught of self-narcissistic gluttony that constantly assaults those living in these great United States, we talk to our kids often about children who live in the rest of the world without the comforts and blessings we have. When we tuck our kids in at night Read more…

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The Art of Celebrating

Serious question: How do you feel when someone else wins? No, stop. Don’t lie. I mean really wins. Like, your best friend wins on a $30 million lottery ticket. What’s your first thought? OK. And your second? Ah, see, there it is. “Me.” Somehow, “I” enter the thought process much Read more…

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The Family Lotto

I am the luckiest man in the world. Luckiest, if you have a weak grip on reality and trust fate. Blessed, if you understand that God honors choices made in pursuit of Him, regardless of shortcomings. But before writing on the subject of family – a fitting theme – I Read more…

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Big Day

As I was tucking Eva in to bed, she looked up and said, “Tomorrow is going to be another big day.” Her sheer enthusiasm and determined hope struck me. “Yes, it is Eva,” I replied. “It absolutely is.” But while I had no immediate recollection of exactly what made today Read more…