Declare...what?

Greetings friends! So once again, these Tuesday posts flow out of what I wrote in the Spire this month, so I would highly recommend you check that out before you tune in here. I noted a little verse for us to pay particularly close attention to: “One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” (Psalm 145:4) My question today is this: How do we know what to dec…

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The Rookies: Mother/Father

"I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth..." (Sarah) I've recited the Apostles' Creed many times, and I've addressed God as Father (and Mother), but I didn't truly grasp the meaning of God as my parent until after Julian and Joshua were born. They were only a few days old and I was up in the middle of the night feeding one of them. Though I was groggy and…

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Let's talk about that thing no one wants to talk about

Suicide. We don’t even like to say the word, and when we do it usually comes out in some sort of hushed tone. So let’s talk about it clearly now. The odds are really high that you know someone who has been affected by suicide. Maybe they struggled with ideas of suicide, maybe they attempted, and maybe you knew someone who has died by suicide. Maybe you’re somewhere on that list. Not many people are c…

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The Rookies: Copycats

Most people know that I am a drummer. When I first saw the Beatles' movie, Help, I was totally hooked. I wanted to be just like Ringo, a complete goofball who hit things with purpose. I think we’ll all agree I achieved these goals. As a father, I’ve wondered if and when the boys would start showing an interest in music. What instruments would they play? What songs would fill their iPod or wha…

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Waterproof Phones

I had an interesting conversation with a few friends the other day about the addition of water-resistance to newer model cell phones. All of us thought it to be a reasonable inclusion in a new product, but for different reasons. Some saw the benefit the new feature would bring in damage prevention from accidents (drops in puddles, spilled drinks, etc…) while others thought the benefit was in the n…

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