Six!

Today is my daughter’s sixth birthday.  Six years ago today, I was completely unaware of her presence in the world or that my life was about to change dramatically. Seven years ago this month, I had begun taking classes to become a foster parent.  I had felt this tug from

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Anniversaries!

I don’t know how you feel, but I’ve always thought that anniversaries are important! There is always the assumption that the man in the family never remembers the important dates and that the woman does.  I’ll tell you, it is just the opposite in our house.  Amy is horrible at

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Show up!

Since the beginning of August Lydia has been on the Caroline High School Volleyball Team and last night the fall volleyball season finally came to a finish for our family. Lydia, my youngest daughter, is actually the only one in our family who played volleyball, but boy, at times if

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Water

I have water in my basement.  It started about a month ago with some dampness in the corner of my “Yellow Room.”  It’s sort of like my attic.  It’s a junk room.  It looks somewhat similar to my office, actually.  Anyway, there was some moisture in the corner, so I

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Thankful

I walked my daughter Sophia out to her car this morning so that she could ride to school.  I quickly calculated when I went back inside that I’ve put Sophia in that car more than 2000 times over the last 11 years that she has been attending the Faison School

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Training

Last week a team of 7 from our church attended the Leadership Institute at the The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City. Church of the Resurrection is the largest United Methodist church in the denomination with around 20,000 members. This past Easter they just started worshipping in

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Happy Meal?

This morning one of our three-year old preschoolers was in my office crying.  She missed her Mom and Dad.  I gave her a hug and tried to be positive, but she wasn’t having any of it.  As I have before, I told her that if her parents don’t come to

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