Category Archives: Family

Your Internet Prayer

Well… where to begin? Context helps, so here’s some: we’re in the middle of an escalating pandemic. We’re finally dealing with our deep issues of racism and injustice toward people of different skin tones. We’re watching the world economy do … Continue reading

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Family Update – February 2020

Almost exactly one year ago today, I wrote about our family’s journey with addiction and how we were helping Emily get the healing and recovery she desperately needed. You can read that post here. Now, a year later, I share … Continue reading

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Hospital Night Light

I took Mac to see his friend who’s recovering from surgery. While we were in his room, I noticed one of those hospital night lights. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s the night light that looks like a small furnace vent. Instead … Continue reading

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Bounce House!

Our first turns 15 today.  When she turned 13, I was shocked to suddenly become the parent of a teenager.  Several years later and I’m all in as the dad of a teen.  Lexi is, of course, a different kind … Continue reading

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PartridgeFamilyEsque

Both Emily and I graduated with Music degrees from Spring Arbor University.  In fact, we met in a class called Music Perspectives, which, for us, has the double meaning of seeing music from different perspectives and meeting our perspective spouses.  Well … Continue reading

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Emily’s Back

I’m so proud of Emily.  Two weeks ago we were there (boys/Emily’s parents) for her graduation ceremony.  Even in recovery she’s a straight-A student.  She worked hard, took advantage of every training and therapeutic opportunity, and put in the effort.  … Continue reading

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Leave of Absence

It was announced yesterday at Renovation Church that I am on a Leave of Absence for the month of February.  I want to tell you why that is, what’s been going on, and what we’re doing right now. Our lives … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree 2018

We got our Christmas tree last night, a room-filling Douglas fir, complete with a few pine cones still holding on after the long ride from the forest.  We can thank German Lutherans for the practice of erecting a tree and … Continue reading

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39th Birthday Weekend – Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Back Again to Kalamazoo

We hit the road early Friday morning to make it to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI.  Emily’s folks got me tickets to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, which is where the Ford F150 is built and dreams come … Continue reading

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[RadCast] Colossians 3:18-19 Wives, submit — Husbands, love (agapao).

Home is where we become more like Jesus. Why is marriage so difficult? We are called to out-serve each other in a culture that calls for self sufficiency. Only by grace.

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