• October Newsletter Article

    “Do one thing everyday that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt Those words above by Eleanor Roosevelt seem counter intuitive to our normal desire as humans. But they hold a secret that we must embrace to live life fully. On the other side of fear is an incredible reward. I’ve often struggled with fear. Fear of uncertainty, […]

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  • Get Out of the Boat

    When I was kid I didn’t take a lot of risks. I liked to see how things were going to go before I would take the first step. I was very deliberate. I was an older teenager before I even jumped off a diving board into a pool. I liked my feet on the ground […]

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  • November 2014

    When I was 8 or 9 years old, I had this Nerf basketball that I played with in my house all the time. It was bouncy enough to feel like a real basketball and soft enough to throw around the house without breaking things. Since I didn’t have a hoop inside the house I would […]

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  • October 2014

    It’s possible that by the next time you receive a newsletter from Refuge I will have my second child home with my wife and son. Due November 28th, my little baby girl, Elizabeth Jean is mere weeks away from her arrival at this point. It is hard to believe how fast life goes by and […]

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  • Give Thanks

    I sat in a Starbucks 5 years ago on a Sunday night at 7:30 or so with at the time what I thought was my best looking hat, waiting for a new friend to meet me. Even though she didn’t like coffee, she agreed to meet me and just have hot chocolate. I sat there […]

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  • Losing Your Marbles

    “You may delay, but time will not.” -Benjamin Franklin “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” -Psalm 90:12 Those are powerful words. Profound advice to help us understand the value of time and how quickly it moves, whether we are keeping up or not. My wife and I […]

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  • Love Does Things

    “Love can change a person the way a parent changes a baby – awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” -Lemony Snicket I have this video on my phone of Ethan on his changing table as I’m getting ready to change his diaper. He loves the first part of the process, but hates […]

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Youngstown, OH 44505
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