Faith “the substance of things hoped for…”


I always think about what traits I’d like to instill in my children. Recent life events have me thinking that having faith in positive outcomes and determination to keep moving forward have to be towards the top. It’s hard to beat someone that keeps getting up off the ground and coming at you. That’s my take… Any thoughts?


Hebrews 11:1-Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.


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A Family That Dines Together ???


I have to share. While eating together at dinner, the kids were getting into their usual mischief.  Nora was finishing her plate. Brinley somehow got some paper and pen and decided to draw a butt. While Elise decided to show us her new trick of eating M & Ms (prize for potty training) with her toes! Kids are sneaky and gifted at the same time. Thats my take.

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The Toilet Seat Battle

So today is a first. I live with four females, including my wife. Tonight my five and a half year-old lectured me on how I need to position the toilet seat. I looked at my wife in disbelief thinking “and so it begins”. I tried explaining  that boys sometimes leave the seat up and sometimes down and she needs to look first before going potty. I don’t think she accepted the concept fully. To be continued is my take.

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A Great Papi Moment

IMG_77158878291312_resizedSo it’s early September and it’s that time again. No not just football, but the time where children head back to school. In my and my wife’s case, our oldest is starting Kindergarten. Holy cow! Wasn’t she just born? Didn’t we just bring her back from the hospital the other day, going 25 miles per hour in the far right lane, white-knuckling the steering wheel? Unbelievable.

She is adjusting and still getting settled, just like her classmates. However, I look back on the last week and realize that escorting her to the bus for the first time was one of the happiest moments I’ve ever had. I’m sure its cliché but until you’ve experienced those cliché moments, you can’t truly appreciate them. I’m sure there will be more but this day will rank as a truly great day. That’s my take.

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