Small Town

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I’m writing a bit off the cuff tonight. My old truck, which is a huge blessing to me and brings me a lot of joy, has been broken for near a month. I finally got it back on the road yesterday, but it’s unsafe to drive far until I have something that I have neither the tools nor patience to fix looked at. To that end, I just drove it across town and left it at a trusted repair shop, a place where I know the owners by name and who I wouldn’t hesitate to call for repair advise. ... Continue reading post

Tools

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I think an interesting way of looking at the church is that every person is a type of tool to be used by Christ. Each tool was made with a specific purpose in mind, and each is best at one particular thing. But we can’t pigeon-hole ourselves into doing only the things we’re good at, nor into thinking that God would only use us in areas where we are skilled. Sometimes Jesus likes to use a crescent wrench to hammer in a nail, just to prove that the One who wields the tool is more im... Continue reading post

Foretold

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I have never been able to have a conversation with my former wife about why she left. I loved her and was faithful to her, though I’ve freely admitted since I spoke to a counselor the week she left that there were ways in which I was unknowingly disrespectful to her and was most likely hurting her. But never in my life have I intentionally hurt her – or my children. Several weeks after my wife (at the time) left, she agreed to meet with me in front of a counselor. I was hoping for... Continue reading post

Best Quote

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“When I hear people talk about juggling, or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they’re crazy, because ‘sacrifice’ infers that there was something better to do than being with your children.” — Chris Rock

I’ve thought the exact same thing many times. If I could, I would be a stay-at-home dad, and I’d never look back.