Gift for a Lifetime

Gift for a Lifetime

My first born son has taken up wood carving as a hobby. He was inspired to start when we stayed at a family friend’s home and saw all the amazing wood carvings throughout the place done by the friend. Since Christmas, when he received some wood carving tools, he has been working on his first project – a chickadee. Over time, he has been showing me the progress he has been making, taking a square block of wood and slowly shaping it nicely into a bird. This is the last update I had seen on the project.

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Faith or Fear

Faith or Fear

This past month felt oddly reminiscent of my years working on a high ropes course during college. It’s easy to have faith in safety harnesses and aircraft cables when you are standing on the ground getting ready. However, as soon as you are thirty feet off the ground and asked to step off the safety of the platform, everything changes. We felt like God had put us on the platform. What would we do? Would we have faith or fear?

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Do the Hard Things

Do the Hard Things

Justin and I started running.

It’s not at all fun.

We both signed up for a 10K race this fall for one reason: to push ourselves to develop perseverance in our lives. We’ve learned that you don’t just wake up one morning with unlimited energy and determination to live a life on mission. No, it takes training yourself to do hard things.

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