Category Archives: Nostalgia

Beloved Brothers

Shopping for groceries… Sharing the gospel… Applying for jobs… Falling in love… Saving for retirement… Negotiating purchase agreements and employment contracts… Raising children… Officiating weddings and funerals… Getting suits tailored… Maintaining fitness as our bodies age… Leading churches in Bowling … Continue reading

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To Olivia, on the Occasion of Her 12th Birthday

Dear Olivia, You’ve probably noticed me organizing our family photographic archives recently. I mean, how could you not notice me, camped out at our family’s desktop computer, blocking you from access to the latest YouTube episode of Good Mythical Morning?!? … Continue reading

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Things I Miss about Colorado

It’s been a week since our family’s departure from Estes Park Leadership Training (EPLT), and I’ve noticed there are things I miss about Colorado. The people. Our family built some great relationships at Leadership Training, and already — after just … Continue reading

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To Elliot, on the Occasion of His 14th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Elliot! Fourteen years ago, you were just 4 pounds, 13 ounces. Only 18.5 inches long. Today, you’re buying your own running shoes that are about the same size you were back then (men’s size 10!). And you’re making … Continue reading

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Old New Journal

The origins of this book are mysterious. It was on the bottom shelf of a bookcase in our home office, next to all my other journals I’ve kept through the years. In spite of its obscure placement, it has some special features. … Continue reading

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