Monthly Archives: October 2013

Their New Kids

They start with incoming 6th graders…A class…group of kids…students…who will become their second family. There are summer retreats…winter retreats…class nights…Sunday morning class…Wednesday night services…scheduled…. Unscheduled…phone calls…texts…hugs…long conversations…things they can’t talk to their parents about…a lot of times because it’s about … Continue reading

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Greetings

I’ll never forget the title of that email. “Greetings” It was right before Christmas, 2012. The girls were out for Christmas break and we were out for lunch. I was checking email (work never seems to stop) and I saw … Continue reading

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Our Paul’s

I remember when they were first starting the class…I was excited…hopeful…THIS was going to be the answer. THIS was going to fix Rob…get him sober… Back before I really understood anything about addiction…and my enabling and codependency…Back when I still … Continue reading

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Those Who Bring the Good News

He counseled us….Married us…Prayed for us…Mentored us…Silently hurt for us… He never judged…Welcomed us back…Rejoiced in victories…Encouraged us in our struggles… When Rob tried to get sober for the first time in 2009…he gave Rob something to do, somewhere to … Continue reading

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Of Talks, Hugs, Fist Bumps and Prayers…I Am Forever Thankful

Have you ever stopped to think about the power of a fathers hug? Or how much it means for a little girl to hear her daddy say he’s proud of her? How important it is to get Godly advice from … Continue reading

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The Truth About Me

It seemed like an innocent question. People were answering so easily. “What do you see when you look in the mirror?” HeĀ skipped around the room, people answered, with their names. “I see “Betty”.” “I see “Jared”.” “I see me.” I … Continue reading

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