Monthly Archives: April 2008

Sewing Projects

“Boys, stop sewing and get into the shower!” You have to pinch yourself to make sure you’re actually hearing your wife say that to your kids. They’ve gone on another sewing jag and have been creating all kinds of pouches … Continue reading

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Scottish Candle Making

In an effort to save a few pennies and to be good stewards of the many half rotten bits and pieces of old candles we have about the house I ventured off on a little candle making project this afternoon. … Continue reading

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Lawn Boys

This is my 100th post since starting this blog a year ago!!! Can you believe it? I never knew you were so interested in my life! It’s sure been fun. Isaac and Benjamin have been earning a little money lately. … Continue reading

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Drums

I had forgotten how loud drums were. I’d also forgotten how much I wanted to learn to play. What I remembered was that David has been learning to play since September and that he’s been learning on a practice pad … Continue reading

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As Others See Them

From time to time I have the privilege of seeing my children as others see them. All too often, in their constant presence beneath my feet I lose sight of the wonder God has made. Yesterday, while driving home from … Continue reading

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Bofum

Johnny has developed a new passion for watching the videos Lisa collected years ago that teach children their letters. We often use them as a sedative when he becomes more than a passing distraction during school hours. Tonight he brought … Continue reading

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Top Ramen

Yesterday in the grocery store I came across an old flame. They were sitting happily on the shelf beckoning to me much as they had nearly twenty years ago in college. The price has dropped since then. They were 16¢, … Continue reading

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Shut Up and Pray

The children have developed their own unique ways of leading worship each morning. Some months ago, in an effort to bring the congregation to attention for God’s Word, Benjamin shouted out, “Listen for the Word of God, you hypocrites!” I … Continue reading

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Pretending

You know that sound you make when you’re sipping a hot cup of good coffee? “Sssssippp, ahhhh.” Well, Johnny was making that noise in the bathtub tonight. Apparently his older sister’s tea set had found its way into the tub … Continue reading

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Bore and Stroke

Last Saturday I began hauling out the greasy equipment and tools needed for one of my least favorite jobs: the oil change. I’ve changed a lot of oil in the 20 years that I have owned my own cars and, … Continue reading

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