Archive | relationship

05 April 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Small Things? Not Really

While a Sr. in High School (30+ yrs ago!!), I took the US military’s ASVAB test, which lists your top career opportunities based on your aptitude. My #1? FUNERAL DIRECTOR!! I scoffed. I already knew I was headed for Bible College & would someday be a Pastor. Little did I know how influential the role […]

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27 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

End of Parent Weekend

Well, the final day of Parent Weekend at Heritage went very well. We picked Jonathan up Sunday at 9:00 am and then went straight to a session with our therapist. We reviewed the events of the weekend, sharing a number of details with him about how well Jonathan did on the off-campus visits. When grabbed […]

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24 September 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Another Great Day & Some Spontaneity

It’s late Saturday night. It’s been a very long, but fulfilling day. Our time with Jonathan could not have gone any better really. That’s with all things factored in, given truth AND grace, both of which are so vital to the life of any given relationship. We recognize clearly that this environment, even when we’re […]

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23 September 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Trepidation Terminated

We arrived in Utah Thursday a little after 4:00 pm Mountain time. We had originally planned to drive right to Heritage for a therapy appointment, thinking we were landing at 3:00 and could be there at 4:00. However, I misinterpreted the itinerary and didn’t include the 1 hour time change. Thus, it was too late […]

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22 September 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Forward With Trepidation

It’s the middle of the night as I’m writing this. I’m a sleeper, meaning I like my sleep. But tonight it evades me. Maybe it doesn’t evade me as much as my stomach’s rumblings keep me from slumber. Most reading this know of my challenges with gastroparesis. Even though I have gained most of the […]

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02 February 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Our Christmas Newsletter, Albeit A Little Late!

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09 March 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Wherever You Go, There You Are

The last two days have been a bit hard to get my mind around. Colleen and I are at El Capitan Canyon, north of Santa Barbara. We left around 3:30 Sunday afternoon. I drove from home to one of our favorite produce stands in Somis. Colleen drove from there. Throughout this physical challenge, I haven’t […]

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05 July 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Summer Sabbatical Scoop 5

It’s Sunday night and Colleen and the boys took off for home a while ago. Colleen works in the morning and the boys have their own different football activities they have to be back for. I am taking advantage of the time for some solitude, as well as cleaning the RV and packing things up […]

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13 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Thoughts About Joey Pullen

On Sunday evening, May 31, I received one of a handful of the saddest phone calls I have ever (and will ever) receive. Joey Pullen, a former member of NewHeart’s Youth Ministries, had committed suicide that afternoon. All the reasons surrounding Joey’s decision and its implications (as is the case with almost every suicide) are […]

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15 March 2009 ~ 4 Comments

Best 23 Years Of My Life!

Today, Colleen & I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. Without a doubt, I married UP. This amazing woman took hold of my heart and has been partnering with Jesus to help bring me to places I would never have imagined. We stayed at a bed & breakfast (those are our favorite) in Carpinteria. It was […]

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