Inspiration

Man’s Quest to be Closer to God

Man’s Quest to be Closer to God

I was asked to lead a devotional for our board meeting (IAP) this past summer. I got this request while we were all camping up at Priest Lake in North Idaho. I haven’t led anything like it in a long time. I was a little […]

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The Boy Who Can’t

The Boy Who Can’t

Found this the other day and as a father of 4 sons, it really rang true. Dads – our job is to raise boys who will become confident men for themselves, their families, and their community. “The Boy Who Can’t” From Boy’s Life, c. 1920 […]

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10 Things You Should Teach Your Son

10 Things You Should Teach Your Son

You all probably know this by now that I have 4 sons. Yep, no daughters….until now (more on this in another post)!  That means that we all still laugh when someone farts, make noises, forget basic things, struggle with our manners, and frankly do dumb […]

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Why Cook – Part 2

Why Cook – Part 2

Lately, I have become a huge fan of Michael Pollan and Michael Ruhlman.  Michael Pollan is a writer of such books as The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and this spring released his latest: Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (which is […]

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There will be Peace in the Valley

There will be Peace in the Valley

My mother used to, and frankly still is a big fan of Elvis Presley. She loved his hip gyrating Hound Dog and his other rock tunes, but you know what she really likes? Elvis singing gospel.  The ONE song I have in my iTunes library […]

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Why then do we Cook?

I just had a great conversation with a friend who said something in passing that had me thinking… She said that although she had made homemade cheese, bread, pasta, and made all sorts of different foods over the years, she added that she was “over […]

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Success – Where can you add 1 Degree?

Success – Where can you add 1 Degree?

I had to share this…we can always use a pep talk on what success is and isn’t (Check out this great piece from John Maxwell’s blog too).  I know I have been meditating a lot about this principle lately. I have been reading biographies, anecdotes, and profiles […]

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