Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Family

Mother's Day Weekend.

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Mother's Day Weekend -

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers, in the many facets of motherhood, who read this blog.  It's been a while since I simply blogged and talked a bit about family.  Our lives have taken on some major changes since I've last posted about the family.  

The biggest change is Nicole going back to work as an RN at a nursing and rehabilitation facility. It's been a big change...

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Becoming a Dishonest Steward

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Becoming a Dishonest Steward

Saturday November 11th, 2017 St. Martin of Tours Veterans Day, USA Luke 16:9-15 Not long ago Nicole and I started working on our Total Money Makeover, a program from Mr. Dave Ramsey. This program helps teach its "disciples" how to get completely out of debt and grow wealth. It is by no means a get-rich-quick program but rather a get-rich-slowly and permanently program. Part of this program is realizing how damaging debt can be. After reading the book we realized that what we owed was really keeping us in bondage and would do so if we didn't act radically. We...

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Get the Most out of Advent this Year!

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Every year I really get into the season of Advent around December 20th.  You too?  Isn't it amazing how after Thanksgiving time speeds up to Mach 3  and then slows down just enough for you to put your head out the window and realize Christmas is in a few days, a day, passing by, yesterday....

Advent is really supposed to be a time of reflection and preparation. It is supposed to be a little like...

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Turn it Off

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Turn it Off

(originally posted in 2006 but nothing has changed much) No more Idiot Box Our family recently moved out of a one-bedroom apartment and into our new home.  We had lived in the apartment for more than five years and with three boys under five-years-old it was starting to get a little cramped.   My parents gave us some property and we began to build the home of our dreams.  My father-in-law and I built the basement one block at a time.  My father installed the plumbing, heating and cooling while I installed the electric, primed, and painted.   We moved...

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