Imagination

The foulness of vomit filled my mouth. Our girls were 48 hours post-accident. The initial shock sunk in and it felt as though my heart was on the outside of my chest. The bitter bile taste comes up just thinking about it. I stumbled out of the bathroom of the Pediatric ICU and slid down the wall. Two of my closest friends came and sat alongside me. Grief crashed over me in relentless waves. I wept from a place in my soul I had no idea existed. The waves slowed, […]

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Shepherd Toward Spiritual Maturity

Elk are incredible animals. I have spent the better part of 25 years watching, studying and hunting them. In my opinion, they are one of God’s greatest creations, and not a year goes by that they do not teach me something new about God, His creation and even myself. The fifth essential in a disciple making church is to shepherd people toward spiritual maturity. Believe it or not, one year while bow hunting, a cow elk taught me a tremendous amount about shepherding people. I was pressing through some of […]

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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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