LEADERSHIP

Legacy Watchers

All the boys came to snuggle in bed yesterday morning. Well, Levi didn’t have a choice as he’s got all the mobility of a large slug, and twice as much fluid excretion. But still, the important part is we were all together for this impromptu photo opp by Jennifer. Life 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 Receiving

A few weeks ago, my friend Jason Clement was watching TV late at night when he randomly checked his email on his iPhone. Seeing iTunes had sent him a receipt for resent purchases that he couldn’t quite recall buying, he skimmed the message. “$45?” he said, looking bewildered, as it Read more…

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Who ‘Dat Is?

I arrived at church last night wearing a costume. After landing in DC and connecting to “Sara-cruise” (as the flight attendant kept pronouncing it), we made great time from the airport and I was able to catch the last few minutes of New Life’s annual Harvest Party. Always an epic 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…

The Hopper Kids

THK Episode 3

In Episode 3, the audience gets a look at The Hopper Kids at the kitchen table. From Judah’s priceless cereal destruction and hilarious “foo-foo,” to Eva and Luik leading the Dutch Blitz charge, only a trip outside into the snow gives daddy enough time to keep up with their messes. Read more…

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Snow Day Pics

Over the past week we’ve had record snowfalls, and more snow on the ground than I can remember since moving here in 2005. We’ve canceled Wednesday night church services two weeks in a row, and Eva now has a working knowledge of seeing school cancelations online. I woke up today Read more…