Month: June 2011

Bless Mine, Bless Me

Bless Mine, Bless Me

On the evening before the new school year opened, we asked each of the kids if they would share with us two things we could pray about for them during the next day. Their requests were full of the usual kid-sized pleas for obedience, fun, and good-ness. Macy contributed an honest, “About being shy?” I …

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Unexpected Expertise

Unexpected Expertise

Riding home yesterday from Claire’s check-up with her surgeon, I realized I’m becoming something of an expert at living with a child with mild cerebral palsy. For eight years now I have sat in small exam rooms while an information laden physician sits across from me on a short padded stool reviewing the most recent …

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Patriarchy Works for Me

Patriarchy Works for Me

a belated Father’s Day post for my theologically-minded Dad In our culture, patriarchy – the social system centered around and continued through the male – gets a bad rap. That’s understandable. I have seen enough evidence in CNN headlines to convince me of the injustices that often accompany this system. But I have to tell …

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Post-Vacation Sweet List

Post-Vacation Sweet List

  After a few days of vacation in Dan’s beloved Omaha (hOme-aha to him), I have a few reflections. These things are sweet: 1. Connection time. Dan and Macy share a birthday. When he greeted her Saturday morning with, “Happy Birthday!” She replied with, “And Happy Birthday to you!” My youngest sister, Charity, and I …

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