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The Boys in the Band

I started watching HBO’s Band of Brothers about a week ago.  I’m not that far into it but I’m surprised at the thoughts and feelings that are being stirred. I’ve always had tremendous admiration for the World War Two generation.   I read Tom Brokaw’s…

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Resistance as Sign

I had a recent chat with a friend who is walking out a difficult adoption. I admit to flinching as a writer when typing “difficult adoption” because there are few that are easy, but this one is particularly thorny.  They are not flinching, but they’re…

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Oh, Canada?

As a father of white, black, Asian and Latino children, I may be a little sensitized to talk about race in adoption.  As a result, when I run across articles like this one, they grab my attention. Florida Moms, Fearing Racism, Send Babies To Canada…

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A Resource For Those Who Would Pastor

The Bible clearly lays out the path to God, but often the human experience serves as trail markers like feathers in the trees or skin and blood on the bark of a tree. I’ve been listening to The Moth podcast for  years.  They are true…

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It’s time. You’re ready for the talk.

Long time readers of this blog will know that the topics will vary.  I’ve been blogging for thirteen years, and with almost no exception, the topic of the day is whatever I’m thinking about that day. Blogging experts (they exist!) tell me that this is…

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I’ll Beat This Drum

At some point, every guy wants to be a drummer.  You get to sit down and beat stuff with sticks.  How cool is that? Most of us end up like the guy above, beating a lot of drums, because there are a lot of things…

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What I Was Afraid Of

I was talking with someone this week about our first adoption – what was exciting, what was hard, and eventually, what I was afraid of…because for all the bravado involved, I was afraid. Kelsey pushed her chips to the middle of the table before I…

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You can do something.

Kelsey and I have been talking a lot lately about the crisis at the border – the thousands of children who are there in illegal immigration limbo.  No matter how people feel about immigration, most people wish the best for these kids.  Some have gone…

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Find home and run there

“That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought…

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An Economic Experiment

If you knew it wasn’t going to work, it wouldn’t be an experiment, right? So let’s experiment together, you and I.  Rather than put a hard cost on books, I’m going to sell a limited number of Jesus Killed My Church and The Spirit of…

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