Tebow, Burkhead, and Osborne

In a day when ship captains push aside women to leap into lifeboats, and when leaders of universities sit on their hands when they hear about the sexual abuse of children, and when no one in Washington will take responsibility for the death of four Americans in Benghazi…it’s refreshing to find an exemplar. Or, better yet, three:While much of the nation is taking pot shots at Tim Tebow for praying in public and keeping his pants on, the QB continues to help others when he’s not taking snaps. S … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolution #1

Man on the Run

Let's make something other than body fat our focus in 2013. If you’re like me, you’re doing a lot of reflecting on your life this time of the year. As I think of my hopes for 2013, many of my “resolutions” have been sparked by one verse in the Old Testament: Daniel 6:4“Then the high officials and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault … [Read more...]

“Daddy, What’s Real…Disney or Planet Earth?”

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I’ve been watching Planet Earth with my family. Huge kudos to the BBC Natural History Unit – these videos are breathtaking. They’re also raw and vivid in their portrayal of the brutality of “real life… painfully raw and vivid, in my 7-year-old’s opinion. Tonight we watched the “Fresh Waters” episode, and Claire shrieked and buried her head under a blanket when a crocodile laid the hammer down on an unsuspecting wildebeest.As parents, we need to live with our children with great understanding; … [Read more...]

5 Dumb Things I Did (Or Almost Did) In Past 10 Days

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1. Chased a mouse in my boot: On Monday night, I slipped on my Muck Boots to grab some wood for the fireplace. When I stepped into the garage, I heard a squeak. Another mouse, you’ve got to be kidding me, I thought. I went into hunt-mode, flipped on the light, and looked around. Nothing. I took a couple more steps toward the woodpile, and then heard another squeak. Forget the wood, I’m catching that thing! I got on my hands and knees and looked under the van, behind shelves, and around the tool b … [Read more...]

Slow Down, Log Off, And Mourn

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If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to keep up with everything happening everywhere, as commented on by everyone. All of us care deeply about what happened in Newtown. All of us care about how the family and friends of the victims are doing. All of us care that our nation responds in helpful, productive ways. It is human to care, and we are human.But none of us can process the amount of information we receive in one hour on Facebook, Twitter, and the various news and blog sites we follow. O … [Read more...]

Our Hearts & Prayers Are With You, Connecticut

 I join the nation in saying that my heart and my prayers are with all those whose lives have been forever changed by this act of evil. May the God of all comfort walk with you through these times of immeasurable pain. We walk beside you, as well. Come back, we beg you, O God Almighty. Look down from heaven and see our plight.   - Psalm 80:14 … [Read more...]


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