Campaigns, Aliens, and Grace

It is still early, but this is the moment. We now know who will be the next President. Bernie Sanders announced, if elected, he will reveal everything the government knows about aliens. Turning Area51 into a national park for family tours — no need to storm it — earns my vote and will win the election! […]

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Essential Toppings?

Galatians 1:6-10 Our family at a Royals game is a constant passing of snacks, bathroom breaks, trips in search of Slugger, with a dash of baseball. The only moment we all focus is the Hot Dog Race. As a good and strong father, I have taught my kids to root for mustard. Which means they […]

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Whittled Away

I have not watched any of the primary debates, but I always catch the highlights. So this morning I heard a Democrat crowd booing interruptions of Democrat candidates. The Republican debates were the same four years ago. This is partly due to a format designed not to debate ideas, but to attack persons (is this […]

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Warning Silence

Mark 12:13-17 and Mark 14:1-11 Silence is golden. Unless you have small children! Then it is a crisis warning alarm… but it is still silent and easy to miss. Until the silence is broken by louder alarms. In this case Phoebe’s screams. Phoebe was preparing to change her aquarium water. She first fills a bucket with cold […]

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Spoiled

The title is appropriate. The blog will have spoilers on Toy Story 4… Our family just watched Toy Story 4. A bit behind most families. The reviews were excellent (98% on Rotten Tomatoes) and there were many good parts — laugh out loud moments and wonderful new characters (loved Duke Caboom: Canada’s Greatest Stuntman). There […]

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Haitian Mountains and the Deacon

We are preparing for another trip to Haiti. This time we will leave missionary Jenny’s compound behind and head into the mountains to build a medical clinic.  Haiti is a beautiful island country, filled with wonderful people. But it is also broken by corruption and dysfunctional infrastructure (it remains by far the poorest country in […]

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Planting Change

“An area the size of the United States could be restored as forests with the potential of erasing nearly 100 years of carbon emissions.” — National Geographic I planted a tree at Chandler. In the other direction is ten acres of grasslands. What if we kept planting? I can get excited about changing the world, […]

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