Tennis

My daughter Lydia started playing tennis last year in the spring.  It was about this time last year that she decided she was going to try out for the high-school tennis team, which thankfully for her not a whole lot of girls were trying out, and that pretty much assured

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routines

We are into our second week of back to school at our house.  Sophia goes to school all year, but my wife Amy and my daughter Lydia are now back in school after a very busy yet enjoyable summer.  For us, the school year means back to more structured routines. 

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VBS!

I’d never heard of Vacation Bible School until I came to Virginia.  In the small town I grew up in in upstate N.Y. we never had such a thing.  Let me tell you friends, those folks up north don’t know what they are missing! Vacation Bible School has to be

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Trying new things

I spent all day Friday and Saturday of last week down at the Hampton Convention Center for the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church here in VA.  Every year we United Methodists gather for a couple of days with about 1400 clergy and 1400 lay folks from United Methodist

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Graduation

This is the season of graduations for a good number of folks in our church.  I‘ve been seeing pictures of caps and gowns on social media. Invitations to graduation parties are in the mail, acceptance letters to college are being considered, lots of kids are being asked what’s your plan

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