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Courage and Cheer for the Race

Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus…

(Hebrews 12:1-2)



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And We Thank Him For Our Food

One practical tip to transform your Thanksgiving table by truly thanking God for this food.

I remember being astonished that Jackie Kennedy ordered bread flown fresh from Paris every day (I believe this was after the White House years). But the truth is, there are a lot of people in the world who would probably view our Thanksgiving habits in much the same way that I view Jackie Kennedy’s fresh bread habits.

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God is Great, And God is Good

“You should carry a gun.” My neighbor spoke the words at my kitchen table, above her cup of Sweet & Spicy tea. It was after nine at night. Anina was in bed, and Marnell was in his office. Our neighbor had stepped down the street to talk for a bit.

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Boys and Books: An Update and Brady Street Boys Book 4 Release

A few years ago, in the fall of 2019, you may remember we hosted two teenage brothers in our home for several months. During that time, many of you contributed to a fundraiser for the older brother to take a trip to Washington DC with his school class in the summer of 2020. Hopefully, you received his hand-written thank you card for your kind generosity. Several people, when seeing the illustrations for the Brady Street Boys books, have asked if the characters are based on the two boys we had in our home.

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Summer of 2016: Raising Twins, Four Other Young Children, And a Puppy (Re-Posted by Demand!)

People say life comes at you in stages.  You don’t start parenting with five children.  First you have one and shudder to imagine what it would be like to have three.  Then you have three and that feels doable but now you gape in disbelief at people with eight. People also say the most difficult point is three children. Under these pleasant delusions I entered the summer of 2016 in confidence. 

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