Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet? If you are a parent and have spent more than 30 minutes in a car with your kids, I am sure you have heard those “fingernails on the chalkboard” words. Without fail, when we are on any family trip, my kids will fire that question at me. I appreciate their eagerness to get wherever it is we are going, but wow, it can be annoying. Early on in ministry at Real Life Ministries, the world seemed to move at a breakneck pace. The church was growing […]

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Wear the Jersey Well

Sports are a big deal. My entire life, sports have been woven throughout my journey. Whether playing little league, varsity football or throwing shot put in college, I have always been involved in sports. I married a wonderful woman who is just as passionate about sports, and together we celebrate and commiserate with the ebb and flow that all sports bring. It has always fascinated me though how “fanatic” fans can be. I love when the camera pans a football stadium, and one can see the crazy outfits people wear […]

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The Wolf Story

Sometimes the terrain and thick brush of North Idaho can be a true enemy. It was archery season, and I had shot a beautiful bull elk early that afternoon, but it was three hours later before my dad and I finally found it. Working against time and daylight we decided to split up. I would make the hike back to our 4-wheelers and get our backpack frames. We would use those to pack the 250 lbs. of meat out of the woods. The sun was quickly setting as I made […]

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New Year Slides

Which one should I go on dad? My oldest daughter, Emma asked me as all four of my kids began to scurry around the massive playground. Amber and I had taken the kids when they were younger to a popular playground on a warm summer afternoon. It’s one of those days your mind bookmarks in a “favorite file.” I remember great detail and specifically recall Emma’s fear of climbing to the top of a huge slide. Along with our other 3 kids she jumped, climbed and swung on most the […]

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