Top 7 = Birthday, borrowed furniture, basketball, bushes blog top 7 Jun 27, 2022

This week’s Top 7 includes another birthday celebration, some yard work, and LOTS of hours at the jump park (because, you know, kids will swim in the winter but won’t in the...

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Natural (re)born saints the next best step video Jun 24, 2022

I remember going to first grade and knowing that, every single day, regardless of how hard I tried, I was going to get in trouble. It never failed…

I’d find myself talking to my...

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Top 7 = Summer sports, steak dinners, showing up for others blog top 7 Jun 20, 2022

This week's Top 7 features some reflections on summer sports, steak dinners, and a bonus reflection on what it means to "show up."

Here's the run down, one entry (at least) from each of the seven...

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Better than "new" the next best step video Jun 17, 2022

The Bible tells us, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Often, when we think of something that is new, we...

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Top 7 = picture etiquette + beautiful chaos blog top 7 Jun 13, 2022

So we're officially into summer now, with the first week behind us-- the first week being the subject of this week's Top 7...

 

Fitness = Detox time

So this week I decided to do something...

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Even the best road has potholes the next best step video Jun 10, 2022

If you’ve watched the movie The Wizard of Oz, you know that Dorothy travels down the Yellow Brick Road throughout the course of the film. Eventually, she finds herself in Oz- and meets the...

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Top 7 = Timing, Top Gun, Tuesday blog top 7 Jun 06, 2022

This week’s Top 7 includes a lesson timing, my take on Top Gun, and a visit to the fourth restaurant to occupy the same space within just a few years over in Avondale. 

 

Fitness =...

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Your consequences "consequence" them, too the next best step video Jun 03, 2022

We often live under the delusion that our life is just about us- and that it’s no one else’s business. However, our decisions affect others in the same way that we affect others when...

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Top 7 = Graduation + Gatlinburg + (indoor) sky diving + the hell bus blog top 7 May 30, 2022

This week two of the kids made the transition from one chapter to the next (gradation) and three of the kids joined us in Gatlinburg for a work + play trip… 

That— and more—...

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Don't judge the entire book by the page you're reading now the next best step video May 27, 2022

Don't judge the entire book by the page you're reading right now. Or even by the sentence.

Often, it takes time to reap the benefit-- or agony-- of current decisions. That is, it works both...

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Top 7 = HSV road trip + end of school + baby Yoda at the car wash blog top 7 May 23, 2022

My Top 7 for last week includes a quick (read: day) trip to Huntsville, baby Yoda eating a frog, and a few other things.

For those of you who don’t know…

The Top 7 = a quick look at my...

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What forgiveness does / doesn't do about past bad decisions the next best step video May 20, 2022

In my past work at recovery centers, I met a lot of residents who felt that because they asked for forgiveness, that all of the consequences of the bad decisions they made should be erased....

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