The Ten Virgins

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One of the things I’ve noticed about having kids is that it takes us longer and longer to get anywhere. It’s not really about the journey being longer though, but rather about the getting ready taking longer. Going on a trip? Have to pack for five people now. Going out the door? Everyone has to […]

The House Built on the Rock

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Our family did a staycation this summer, exploring stuff in the greater Buffalo region that we wouldn’t normally get to do as a family. One of my favorite destinations was Stony Brook State Park, where we hiked up the gorge as a family to see God’s glorious hand at work in creation. My two older […]

Workers in the Vineyard

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One of the questions I get asked in Confirmation sometimes is about how people are saved. I wax theological with the Middle School students, quote some Bible passages, and then sum up with something along the lines of, “Really, all you have to do is believe in Jesus.” Inevitably, as the conversation goes on, we […]

A Shrewd Manager

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Several years ago, I built a loft for my daughter. We found some plans online and my mom came to visit for a weekend and helped construct the loft. As I reviewed the plans, however, they called for the use of a very specific tool (a Kreg Jig) to create angled drill holes for screws. […]