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A few updates here since I’ve been relatively quiet the last while. Even though I’ve written in the past about the dangers of parenting, the last few months have really been all about family. Gem, our newborn, is more precious than I could’ve imagined and doing quite well. Stellar has been exploding with life, questions, […]

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It’s been absolutely crazy and wondrous times lately. I plan on posting much more soon.  Some quick updates on our end. Gem is doing well.  Either she’s a tad easier or we’ve toughened up along the way. Stellar is an awesome nurturing big sister.  Raising her has become far more joyous as well as challenging. […]

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The Water broke and beauty flowed

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She’s finally here! Her name is Gem. She came into the world at six pounds, ten ounces. We’re thrilled and blessed beyond belief! For those of you who were interested in the backstory on her name… Gem refers to a precious stone and embodies who she is to us and our hopes for her. She’s […]

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Broke beyond repair

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There are some dreams you pray with every fiber of your being never to come true. I had been thinking along this theme of beauty and brokenness for weeks. I couldn’t shake this feeling that I was only scratching the surface. I fell asleep one night asking God to take me further. We’re on a […]

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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

It was a bit of a rocky finish on our Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Group Blogging Project. But here are some closing thoughts of mine. As a father of soon-to-be two daughters, this book scared the crap out of me. The challenge ahead is huge, particularly because our instantaneous, over-sexualized, materialistic culture seems to wage […]

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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

I just finished reading the book “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters“, and had to share it with more people. I’ve gathered a bunch of men raising daughters to group blog through the book chapter by chapter here in two weeks. Some awesome missions-oriented guys joining the ride: Marty Schmidt Tony Sheng Sam Radford Chris Marsden Alan […]

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Amazing new photographer

Okay, I might be a little bit biased. My wife just got into photography and I think she’s awesome. She’s just starting out with an entry level DSLR and borrowed lenses, but I think she’s on to something. Most of her shots are of our daughter, but her ‘portfolio’ will be quickly expanding. I designed […]

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Yes, Jesus loves me

We didn’t teach our daughter this one, I think it was our day care lady. What do you think? cute or disturbing brain washing?

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