Making a Difference in Other’s Lives

Hello friends! How is your summer going? Mine is going. This summer most of my kids participated in our family ministry, a year-round Christian camp and retreat center, nestled in North Central Minnesota. The older kids worked and the younger kids loved taking their turns as campers. After youth camps wrap up, it is pretty […]

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When Altitude affects Attitude

My 11 year old son has been asking me for months to read 1st & 2nd Chronicles out loud. Last year, we read Joshua through 2 Kings as a family, but then I moved to the New Testament. We recently wrapped up James and Revelation, and so now seems like as good a time as […]

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No Greater Love

Every year, after the summer months of crazy camp schedules, our family takes some down time. We go camping! (Makes sense, right?) Oh, we go to a state or national forest, away from our own camp, phone calls and messages. We just spend time being together, playing games, hiking, biking, fishing, and whatever else is […]

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Thanking You for Your Prayers and a Praise Update

Two years ago in August, I wrote a post called “The Measure of a Good Father,” where I shared how we can’t use our earthly fathers to anticipate the goodness of God, but rather, God himself is the measure for what a good father is. I shared about the rift in my relationship with my […]

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Have You Seen My Child? Lost and Found

I was preparing to head out the door. It was time to meet the co-op truck across town. They only come once a month and my order was pre-paid. I looked around the children in the living room. “Where’s Melody?” I asked my daughter Ella. At 15, Ella is often the one to swing our […]

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