The Precious Years

This week’s entry on Punch and Press is a guest post from my good friend, Heidi.  I know you will appreciate her perspective on parenting and discipleship.  Enjoy! – Brandon Our family has entered what I call “the precious years.”   Our son has just started middle school. The stinkiest, most awkward and angst-ridden years that I can remember in my own life, I am now reliving to walk my own son through. I think revisiting those years brings a whole new meaning to self-sacrifice. I thought I’d done a pretty bang-up […]

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Prodigal God

The fruit in my parents’ cherry tree weighs the branches almost to their breaking point. The amount of fruit this tree produces is incredible. It is the most giving fruit tree I have ever seen in my life. When we lived close to my parents, my kids would run to this tree, climb it and begin eating cherries as fast as they could get their hands to their mouths. Whatever was not consumed by birds, or my kids, was given to other families by the bucket loads. Often, there was […]

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Preparing

Bow season! Very few things on the calendar do I anticipate more. In the coming days, I will return back to my old home in North Idaho and venture into God’s beautiful creation in search of the elusive elk. It’s where my soul recharges, and I draw close to God in ways I just cannot do when surrounded by concrete. The anticipation of going and preparing all of my gear gets my heart going. The last few weeks, I have spent many evenings in my backyard shooting my bow in […]

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