30th September 2013

Hebrews 4 – Entering God’s Rest

For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.

– Hebrews 4:8-10, ESV

Reading this passage, it occurred to me, possibly for the first time, how theologically rich it is in the discussion of faith versus works. And really, how the “versus” part is  misnomer. God created all there is in the universe in 6 days and rested on the seventh.

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28th May 2009

You have to amputate

(after coming in with a small leg cut from a particularly mean game of kickball with Daddy)

Tina: Caleb, what happens if you don’t clean out your cut?
Caleb: You have to amputate.
Tina: Um, no… you have to put that nasty brown stuff on it.
Caleb: Yeah, but if that doesn’t work you have to amputate.

God blesses my family with the coolest dialogue!

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20th May 2009

Faith in persecution

I was reading 1Kings 19 recently and came across this passage in verse 14:

He said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.”

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19th May 2009

Ben Zobrist (Rays) Teaches Lesson on Keeping Your Eye on the Prize

Last night Dan Medina invited me to the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Oakland A’s. It was great to see the team pummel the A’s 13 to 4, but it was extra special to witness a stark example of how we should lead our lives for Christ.

It was the top of the 6th inning when a batter from the A’s hit a 94 mph fastball which popped way out into right field. At first it seemed like business as usual and that it would clearly be a foul ball.

Until we all noticed Ben Zobrist.

Running. Full out.

His eyes never once left the ball as it continued on its course. He didn’t stop to look down. He didn’t seem to care how far he had come. Or where he was headed… even as he approached the end of the runway – which in this case was a short wall. He hit that wall so hard he flipped right over it and did a 360.

And then he came up with the ball. It was a beautiful play and a clear reminder of how we need to run this race. Eyes on the prize and no looking back. One day we WILL come up with the ball.


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6th April 2009

Caleb’s Rock Band Party – The Videos

This video is hilarious. Caleb is definitely groovin’ to the beat and all the kids are playing along to our favorite Duran Duran Rock Band song…

And of course grandma and nana got into the action later with their own “special” musical tribute to the grandkids:

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30th January 2009

Caeden Can’t Quite Multitask Just Yet

We watch our 2.5-year-old try to wrestle with the concept of doing two physical things at once. It’s quite comical and very illustrative of one of the more important developmental stages he’ll go through when he’s a little older.

This went on for about 4-5 minutes and YES we did eventually help him!

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28th January 2009

Eye of the Tiger

Caleb sings “Eye of the Tiger” phonetically… Of course, this is less funny when I recall that I actually learned most songs phonetically… Though I did try to verify my lyrics before going on stage…

Just wait til I get them both on tape, with Caeden jammin’ on guitar!

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11th January 2009

Caeden, Do You Want a Nuggie?

My youngest son, Caeden, is so agreeable… If you ask him if he wants something, he’ll typically say yes… Even if he doesn’t havea  clue what it is. Of course Caleb is now learning this and starting to take advantage of this useful trait. Here is an example conversation I overheard this morning:

Caleb: “Caeden, do you want a nuggie?”

Caeden: “Uh-huh.” (yes)

Daddy: “Hold it right there, Mister!”

Yes, beng a dad is never boring!

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25th December 2008

Christmas 2008 Photos!

Here are some photos form Christmas morning!

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25th December 2008

New Motorcycle!

I got this motorcycle in exchange for installing a home theater system in my friend Jim’s house. It’s a 2002 Suzuki Volusia Intruder with 6300 miles on it and tons of neat extras…


I go to my motorcycle training course on the 2nd and will hopefully be riding it, licensed and insured, by the 4th! It’s mostly for getting me back and forth to church. What’s really cool is that my friend Mike has a 2003 model that looks almost identical to this and my neighbor has a 2001 that’s set up more like a sportster model. So when we all ride together we’ve got essentially the same bikes from 2001-2003!

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