Real Life

  • Please, stop.

    I spent a lot of time on my phone. I like to feel connected and my phone helps with that. It has its downfalls for sure. I try to be aware of my habits and how they effect those around me. I fit into the millennial generation. Those born between 1982 and 2004. I was […]

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  • 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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  • Goals Require Discipline

    Life cannot be lived without motion. We are always doing something, going somewhere. Even sitting still we are moving, our hearts beat, blood pumps through our veins, our nails and hair grow. I just looked it up, our hair grows at a rate of 0.44 mm every day (which equates to about half an inch […]

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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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  • 2013

    “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” -George Santayan I appreciate the above quote and I enjoy reflecting on things in order to make them better. However, reflection has only part of a much bigger picture, it’s much more important to live life looking through the windshield rather than the rearview […]

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  • New Additions

    It was a Sunday morning. I was just starting to wake up when my wife ran into the room jumped on the bed and said, “Wake up, put your glasses on!” I thought it was odd that she told me to put my glasses on, anyone who knows me knows that I can’t function without […]

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