Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 12:29 AM Central

Jude forwarded this to me the other day. I like the regional fanbase map, along with the “places Norv Turner has lost” map. Poor Norv.

24 Maps that Explain the NFL

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 12:20 AM Central

As this article (from a United Kingdom newspaper) indicates, the Arctic ice cap is doing fine.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 11:25 PM Central

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Here’s a picture of Seth and Jacob roasting some marshmallows this evening.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 6:51 PM Central

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We’re spending the weekend with friends at their lake house. We’ve been wanting to come here sometime for most of my life, and finally it worked out.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take it; this is my body.’ Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it. ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,’ he said to them. ‘I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God.’”

Mark 14:22-24

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Or do you show contempt for the riches of His kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?”

Romans 2:4

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 8:05 PM Central

A striking piece about Down Syndrome babies and legalized abortion.

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 7:28 PM Central

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Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 7:26 PM Central

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Paul and I are golfing with a couple of friends. Beautiful evening!

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 6:01 PM Central

A “new and improved” FamTeam Day/Softball Classic will be held on the afternoon of September 14.  We had a good deal of rain on our last Classic day, and are hoping for blue skies and crisp temperatures for the upcoming event!

The public is invited to join us on that day, when we gather for a time of Christian inspiration, softball fun (our family team will play a tripleheader), and “feasting.”  (The food and snack stands always have family-friendly prices!)

The event will be held on FamTeam Field, which rests near our family homestead.

Questions?  Send us an e-mail!

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called “woman,” for she was taken out of man.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”

Genesis 2:21-24

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 5:53 PM Central

I’ve just updated the Dad’s Diary section.


Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 4:04 PM Central

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The Cardinals have been trailing the Brewers all year. Here’s to hoping they can catch them!

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 3:42 PM Central

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Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 12:40 PM Central

Yep, not bad for Peter’s first year!

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 9:15 AM Central

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We won the championship game last night by a score of 11-9. Way to go, guys!!

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“‘Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.’”

Luke 15:8-10

Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 6:20 PM Central

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Getting ready for playoffs for our Thursday night league!

Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter. ‘First let the children eat all they want,’ he told her, ‘for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ she replied, ‘but even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.’ Then he told her, ‘For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.’ She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.”

Mark 7:26-30

Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 12:31 PM Central

Good stuff, good stuff. We went there yesterday for Jacob’s birthday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 12:27 PM Central

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David seems to be enjoying our visit to the CherryBerry frozen yogurt shop.  Mary-Elizabeth, Caleb, and Peter are in the background, trying to make some decisions. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

Psalm 139:16b

Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 12:39 AM Central

An interesting piece about the decade in which I was born.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.”

Matthew 12:30

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 9:37 AM Central

Today is Jacob’s 21st birthday. Happy birthday, Jake!!