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01
Sep
2009
HomewordsCM

There is just something about the idea of our kids working hard that makes a parent feel good. That was the one thing that made Colt’s decision to stay in Flagstaff a little easier for me to swallow. His typical late night phone call informed us that he had been hired by the Flagstaff, AZ […]

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01
Sep
2009

It’s Sunday afternoon. You’re watching an NFL game and yelling at the quarterback for even thinking he could execute such a low percentage play when your five year old daughter, sitting next to you on the couch, decides to help you out by firing the F-bomb at him. After your wife jumpstarts your heart, you […]

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01
Jun
2009
HomewordsCM

It is a perfect example of extravagant love. A day looked forward to from the time they catch our eye in the delivery room. An occasion planned for and saved for. A day when we are willing to pull out all of the stops and celebrate like there is no tomorrow. Flowers that will only […]

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01
Jun
2009

Moonstruck

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We were naïve and idealistic. It goes with being young. Our world was far more about promises than problems. What lay over the horizon was of greater concern to us than what we could see in our rear view mirror. Although we spent most of our days checking requirements off of our educational dance card, […]

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30
Apr
2009
HomewordsCM

Have you ever felt like you were left holding the bag? Every one else is off on their merry way and you stay put to try to make sense out of what remains? Well that is a bit of what this whole empty nest thing can feel like. I know we were warned to be […]

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30
Apr
2009
recessionCM

A numbing economic winter has fallen on our land. But unlike the normal temperature fluctuations that are part of any thriving economy, there’s no sign that this present freeze has any intention of thawing soon. There’s hardly a family that hasn’t experienced some frostbite. Savings and retirement accounts languish as the Dow hits new lows […]

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01
Dec
2008

Who Would Know?

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Paul was working late. Actually it was only 4:00 P.M. Normally he’d still have an hour and a half left before quitting time. But today was Christmas Eve, and as was the tradition of his company, everyone had worked until noon, had the annual Christmas party, and then closed the office at 2:00. It was […]

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26
Sep
2008

Parents and the Dark Knight

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Parents and the Dark Knight What Moms and Dads Have in Common With Batman by Dr. Tim Kimmel A desperate cry for help beams across the night sky reflecting off the face of churning clouds.Gothamis at the mercy of an unyielding evil. The people in charge have run out of ideas. Their only hope is […]

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01
Sep
2008
HomewordsCM

It’s a prayer that slips through a parent’s lips the moment they sit and rock their new baby. A prayer for their future, a petition for God’s blessing, and a plea for the one to whom they will hand over the key to that child’s heart. Tim and I prayed that prayer regularly for our […]

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01
Jun
2008
HomewordsCM

I knew this day was coming. It was inevitable. But it doesn’t make it any easier. Our youngest child, Colt, is graduating from high school. No more science projects, book reports, school plays, talent competitions, or Friday night lights of football. The after-school crowd will now be dispersed across the country, the grocery bill will […]

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