Tag Archives: birthday

taking it to the next level

I reached level 64 today. I’m glad it’s a multiplayer game. It wouldn’t be as much fun or as rewarding if you had to play alone.

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for Josh, at 21

It’s not enough to avoid bad influences. You have to surround yourself with better ones.

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older and wiser

So many things I can’t change, so many things I can’t do over, and yet He is Himself a quiet habitation, a sure foundation, a shelter in any storm.

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a prayer for Elena

I’m praying that you will soon realize that these blessings are all a gift. And that understanding what grace looks like, you will grow to know what it is.

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seeking sanctuary

The trip back to the garden of delight is always a trip back to sanctuary.

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don’t toy with this girl

I wouldn’t call her a survivor. I would call her an overcomer, which is what God would call her too

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to Africa with love

The problems to solve are many, and they don’t all require us to move to Africa. But engaging them is how we grow, testing our skill and knowledge against something that matters.

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celebrating a son-in-law

My son-in-law and I disagree on some very important things, although I have forgiven him for breaking my toe, dropping my daughter’s hope chest on it. But I have learned to love him.

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a daughter-in-law of delights

Ann is ready and able for new challenges. Including a move. And another year.

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be that guy

Make time for others, especially young men who are trying to figure things out. Remember when your Dad died and you had no one to call? Now you are that guy.

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