Once as a youth minister, I stood before the group with a prize of candy bars. Then I explained the game for the evening. Easter was approaching and I had hidden 10 empty eggs throughout the youth building. The middle schoolers went racing — though I was diligent in hiding — they soon had every […]

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Sit Still!

A Texas company wants to resurrect woolly mammoths… didn’t they see Jurassic Park? Plus, we can’t keep species off the endangered list (polar bears!), do we really want to add more? This morning we were running late. I had E at the table, breakfast set before him. “Quick, we need to eat…”, as I ran […]

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This morning I took the kids to donuts. We got dressed early. We delivered chocolate long johns to Meg at work. We remembered bags, drinks, lunches, masks, even picture day (Darcy did her own hair, which is better… Dad is still not up to the task!), and we made it to school a bit early. […]

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Marks of Kindness

“Where’s my mask?!!” — Ezekiel in carline. Meg is working full-time. So I am in charge of the morning routine. Opening the curtains, dragging kids out of bed. Begging them to eat. Grabbing their lunch… “Phoebe took my lunch!” exclaimed Darcy. P was long gone to middle school. So I first told D to eat […]

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Light of Hospitality

The girls are preparing for piano recitals. And Phoebe is constantly playing a song from the musical Dear Evan Hansen, “Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass / I’m waving through a window.” I told her it sounds a little creepy, who is looking in my window?! But dad jokes aside, the song reveals […]

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