Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I love my wife. I LOVE watching Jesus in her, live through her and radically change her life. The way He expresses Himself through her challenges, encourages, and spurs me on in my faith as well.

We've always connected spiritually. However, since Christmas, there has been a deeper connection in our spirits that we hadn't experience before. It's been really sweet. Not only has this connection between us been incredible to experience, but it has also greatly increased our feelings towards each other.

I can honestly say that I feel more in love with her and have stronger feelings for her than I've ever had...even when we were first dating. It is an incredible blessing to my soul to share life with her and experience our life in Jesus together.

She has a blog's MUCH better than mine (and I'm not just saying that because she's my wife). :)

Her latest post in very moving and honest. If you have time, please read will be worth it! You can find it here or just go to her blog here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Free CD

If you liked the song on my previous can download a new cd from him by signing up to receive updates from him. There is NO COST!

Just go to Phil Wickham's website. It's really easy and the cd is nice. It is a recording of a live concert he did in Oregon. Every song is just him, a guitar, and the people who came singing along with him. I'm enjoying it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


This is a great song by Phil Wickham, called "Beautiful."

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Caring Daughters

Tonight I had the worst headache that I've ever had. I'm not being dramatic was bad. I spent the latter part of the afternoon, on into the evening, lying in bed. The pain was pretty intense and my meds didn't seem to touch it.

As Dani was getting the girls to bed, I made my way up to their room to hug and kiss them goodnight. A was praying as I walked in the room and when she finished, I sat down on her bed and she compassionately asked me how I was feeling and if my head still hurt. I told I was a little better and thanked her for asking.

I then walked over to S's bed and got next to her to give her a hug and kiss. She was lying with Dani looking at her when I got over to where they were. As soon as I was close to S's face, she looked over at me and said, "You ave a aideache and I ave a treat for you. You can sleep in ere with me!" (She followed this with a big smile).

How could I say no to that! A was a little concerned that I wouldn't get enough sleep if I slept in their room because they wake up so early. And she told S that, "If Daddy has a headache, he needs to sleep in."

That sounded good to me...but I think I'll pass on that this time. So tonight, my head still hurts a little, but I'll be sleeping on the floor in my girls' room...what a treat! My girls are pretty sweet to me. I love my family!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Baby Talk

So, I enjoy watching my girls grow up. The first 9 months are REALLY hard for me. I have such a hard time understanding what they need and meeting those needs patiently. I have realized my inadequacy in parenting the most during those first 9 months. I usually describe this time period as being in a tunnel with a really small light at the end...

That being said, due to the difficult nature of those months, I'm brought to the reality of the way we are created to parent...totally dependent on the Father who is patient, kind, good, just, perfect, unconditional, never-ceasing, and compassionate.

Now, my youngest is just over a year old (14 months). She's pretty cool too. She has, from birth, seemed to look for things to be happy about and tried to enjoy her little life up to this point. It's been fun bonding with her in unique ways, as it's been fun with my other two girls in their unique ways.

For all three, I've whispered a little saying to them as I lay them down to sleep when their still in their crib. Little L has responded differently than the other two.

I walk to her crib, holding her face close to mine, and I whisper, "Daddy loves you. Mommy loves you. Jesus loves you and He's always with you. He'll never leave you."

Just the other night she started doing this...and has done it each night since for the past week. When I start whispering, she kinda sits up and says, "shweshweshew, shweshweshew, shweshweshew." With that, she turns and leans for her pillow.

As much as I enjoy watching her grow up, I will miss when she stops "whispering" back to me. Maybe she won't...