Adventure

Hiking Mt. LeConte with Crider & Finn.

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As a dad of four, I want to make memories that will stick with my kids. Not necessarily all the details and places, but the memory of adventure and how much I loved spending time with them. This was one of those attempts. Monday – Adventure calls. Dinner by campfire at Elkmont Campground in the […]

Parenting

Podcast Episode 4: Adventuring with your kids.

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This House Podcast! We just uploaded a brand new Episode! In episode #4 we talk about our recent trip to California, adventuring with our boys in Yosemite, and how to get your kids away from screens and outside this summer. Hope you enjoy! Listen on iTunes Listen on SoundCloud You can also find us on […]

Marriage

How to Kid Proof Your Marriage

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To have a thriving marriage in the middle of diapers and soccer games, you have to know the difference between marriage and parenting. Parenting is different from marriage because parenting is about “leaving” and marriage is about “holding fast” forever (Genesis 2:24). So you parent expecting your kids to one day leave, while you marry […]

Parenting

What Evie Kate Taught Me at 4:45 am.

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This morning I had Evie Kate duty at 4:45 am. I first tried laying her on my chest so she would go back to sleep (and me too), but after a few minutes she was ready to conquer the world, so we both got up. Now for the last hour, she has been playing, and […]

Marriage

Take Back the Table.

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It’s hard to remember when exactly cell phones took over the world, but they clearly have. If you don’t believe me, just walk into a restaurant and look around. You will see people sitting together yet dinning alone; consumed with a 6-inch screen, scrolling, scrolling, scrolling.  I have a strong conviction about tables. Tables are […]

Family Worship

Teach your kids why we sing.

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Parents, this devotion is designed to simply read to your kids (I suggest while eating a plate of cookies). Gather the kids around and read: Have you ever wondered why Christians gather every Sunday and sing songs about God? Today we are going to read from Exodus 15 where we find the people of Israel […]

Family Worship

Parents, Read the Bible to Your Kids.

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How you ever noticed we tend to forget or neglect the obvious? If you’re a Christian parent, I have no doubt you desire to teach your kids about God and the Gospel, but practically how are you doing that? If you’re like most, you’re probably making sure your kids are involved in Sunday school, and […]