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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Hard Turns

Life can take some pretty hard turns. Unless you are strapped down, ejection is eminent. On October 28th 2016 our family hit an unseen turn and we would find out how well we were strapped in. Some of you know our story, others even followed my posts on Caring Bridge. It was there that I recorded, as best I could, the events, effects, and emotions of that horrible day. Those of you who have not heard our story, continue to follow the upcoming blogs. You will learn more about my […]

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Traits of God – Faithfulness

The last few weeks I have been blogging about some of God’s characteristics. We’ve looked at the awesomeness of God and His incredible mercy. This week’s characteristic is faithfulness. When I think of God’s consistent, unshakable faithfulness to us, His children, I am reminded of how He fills in the gaps for me as a parent. Emma, my oldest, was turning 3 years old. Our house was filled with grandparents and friends. My wife, Amber, had worked hard all day on the cake, and decorations were placed all over the […]

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Searching for Significance

My good friend, Jon Malstrom, wrote this post about some of his struggles and some truth God has shown him.  I wanted to share this post with you because we all struggle with believing lies that tend to derail us.  The truth Jon outlines can help each of us focus on what God intends for us. -Brandon   I’m in one of those awkward, uncomfortable places again. I continue to wrestle with the meaning of “significance” for my life.  My head is filled with lies that I’ve allowed to infiltrate my heart, […]

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I Wonder?

Don’t you love memories you can smell? It was Christmas time, and I was eight, maybe nine. I was standing outside my grandparent’s house, peering in at their large, blinking, light-littered tree as if staring at a life-sized Norman Rockwell painting in progress. The tree stood tall and proud in their living room, generations of glitter-covered popsicle-sticks decorating the branches. The farm house my grandparents owned had a huge bay window that could be seen from any angle on the front side of the house. A tree had been placed […]

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