parenting


First off, no baby #3 yet but contractions have been pretty intense over the last day or so. Less sleep, here I come! There hasn’t been much time for the blogosphere these days due to constant transition, being somewhat homeless for 5 weeks, struggling to get health insurance so we can get into the doctor for the first time, realizing that our due date was a month off and we were due a month earlier (!!), and a plethora of other...

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Grace and I have recently been reading the book If Jesus Were A Parent by Hal Perkins.  What a great book to refocus us as parents in the midst of all the transition that has happened over the last year.  In just 11 months we have moved around 5 times, went from filling half of a 25 foot UHaul truck to the brim with all our stuff (we shared the Uhaul with another family), to fitting it in the back of a pick-up truck. All the while...

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I say that almost as a declaration, because it truly can be glorious, if you trust the One bringing the change. In the past 10 months there has been a lot of change in our lives. The great part is that the Lord had been preparing our hearts for this change in many ways. So when it was time, by His grace, we were ready to take the leap. Our first leap was leaving Bloomington or more specifically, Bethany’s campus, which we LOVE...

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My Wife


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Today marks 10 years of being married to the most incredible woman I know. I met Sarah Grace Carmichael in the kitchen of Teen Mania Ministries August of 1998. I was the lone January intern who happened to end up managing the kitchen due to the fact that I was the only choice. And Sarah was one of several who were chosen to do their practical service as an intern within the kitchen. Little did I know that my future wife was right...

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We had fun last night singing, reading the Word and talking about Arden’s day and the choices he made throughout the day. We talked about why it’s important to continue to repent for our sin and believe that Jesus really is coming back to judge the earth. In short, I wanted to just share a thought I had last night as we were putting Arden to bed.  This particular night he wasn’t very excited about sleeping in his...

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“A snapshot of the fun we have when visiting my homeland” From Aztec, NM/Durango, CO May 2011, posted by Richee Poustachio Parks on 5/24/2011 (61 items) Our Assistant Fire ChiefYou can’t see it but my shirt says “I’m Unique” with a picture of a snowflake on it. …Eliana loves those toes  This is part of Family Devos & working through being lights for God. We had a cup to …Arden...

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Little E


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Eliana Joy   Most of you know that Eliana Joy is my little (almost) 8 month old.  I like to call her “Little E”, “Chunky-monkey” and of course “Sugar-lumps.”  One thing I love about my Eliana Joy is that she reminds me to smile, especially in the hard times.  There are those moments when she’s the one bringing the “hard time,” but when that little girl smiles I can’t...

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From Mobile Uploads, posted by Richee Poustachio Parks on 2/11/2011 (54 items) Abigail & Eliana havin fun Settlers with the crew while eating nachos. Fun times! Resurrection Cake by Emily Miller – He will rise tonight! Hangin With Neels After Resurrection Day Festivities Resurrection Day Breakfast Courtesy of the Millers Chester Park, Duluth, MN Gotta love Arden’s faces Shot of the Day My Boy! I love him. Sweet Kiss...

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I found this audio just recently from a recording off my iPhone.  Arden and I jam quite often on my guitar and sing to, or about the Lord.  This was just one of many jam sessions we had.  It’s worth the listen and hopefully will make you laugh as well as love the Lord more.   To view this music player you need to have Flash Player 9 or newer installed and JavaScript enabled. PodSnack is a...

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