Encountering ‘The Holiness of God’

R.C. Sproul opens his book¬†The Holiness of God by recounting a time when he encountered that holiness. He spends the rest of his book explaining the Bible’s teaching on the subject, what that says about God, and how that affects our lives. As he moved through each chapter it reminded me of a couple¬†things I […]

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Reflections on 2017: Where My Father’s Been

I always enjoy taking time at the end/beginning of a year to reflect on how my life developed over the past 365 days. As I come upon this post, I barely have time to sit down and reflect. Partially this is due to my young one crying or vying for my attention. It also doesn’t […]

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Best Books I’ve Read in 2017

It’s the end of the year, so it’s time for more lists to hit the blogs detailing the favorite/best of [fill in the blank] that people enjoyed. I already have a couple more top 10 lists on another site I write for and you can check that out if you’re curious about music. But for […]

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Recognizing ‘The Battle of Life’

“I believe, Mr. Snitchey, there are quiet victories and struggles, great sacrifices of self, and noble acts of heroism, in [the battle-field of Life]–even in many of its apparent lightnesses and contradictions–not the less difficult to achieve, because they have no earthly chronicle or audience–done every day in nooks and corners, and in little households, […]

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Turning Into Dad: Baby’s First Christmas

This is the last post in a series I did this past year. The previous entry can be found here. When my wife and I had our first Christmas together, we struggled to think of what traditions we could start. She had a set of yearly standards that her family celebrated, and I had my […]

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Family History on the Christmas Tree

I cannot tell you the origin of the Christmas tree. I’m sure it’s fascinating. But it is one of those traditions that, when you stop and think about it, doesn’t make too much sense. Either you take a live tree that is quickly dying and set it up in your living room as a fire […]

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Nobody Listen

When I worked 3rd shift a few years ago, I was consistently annoyed with the TV in the break room. Whenever my shift clocked in the channel was set on CNN. By that time of night it was all talk shows that discussed the news. While it was a somewhat helpful way for a clueless […]

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