Tag: baby

  • To keep them young

    Jackson is 8 months old. He crawls around on the floor. He pulls himself up on things to stand up. He coos, squeals, grunts, and makes endless raspberries. He’s the perfect size for Megan (10) and Paul (8) to pick up and play with. He loves to cuddle with mom and dad. Eight months is one of […]

  • Jackson and Dad, 5 months in

    No DNA test required, right? This is my boy. JT has fit into our family from the first moment. We never knew he was missing from the family make-up until he invited himself to the party. He completes our little family. This baby is proof that there are no accidents in God’s eyes, just emerging […]

  • The Joy Machine

    It’s been five weeks since Jackson was born. It’s hard to remember what our family was like without him. The fun part about Jackson, to us, is how much of an unexpected miracle he is to our family. With both Megan and Paul we carefully planned their arrival. I remember sitting down with Kristen and […]

  • When God shows up

    The last 48 hours have been filled with God’s presence. Little moments of stillness amidst the storm of welcoming a new baby in which God whispered in our ear gentle reminder: “You are Mine.” “Jackson is Mine.” “I’m in charge.” The change started Tuesday morning as the sun came up. In the 24 hours preceding […]

  • Perspective

    That’s what 2010 has been about. My life was turned upside down multiple times in the past 12 months. All of which I’m entirely grateful for. Haiti – On January 12th, as news flooded in that much of Port-au-Prince had crumbled in an earthquake, I prayed a crazy prayer. I asked God to comfort those […]

  • Big Surprise Headed Our Way!

    We are both surprised and stoked to be expecting our third child this February. No ideas on a name yet. But rest assured that we will buy the URL. Pray for us. Especially, Megan and Paul.

  • The Baby-god Myth, Part Two

    This is Rex. He’s the king of kings and the lord of lords for most families. Like all babies the moment he popped out changed his parents lives forever. Born shortly before his physical birth are the high expectations for Rex. Not unlike generations past, Rex’s parents have ideals. They’d like to see him grow […]

  • The Baby-god Myth, Part One

    If you are a parent or if you work with parents you are well aware that there’s a lot of idolatry of children going on. In this four-part series I plan on exploring this phenomenon, it’s origins, and its impact on our society and the American family. How did we get here? People are waiting […]

  • An idea for your church

    Looking for something new, fresh, and hot? How about doing something practical, instead? How about changing lives forever? This is worth looking into: METRO ATLANTA, Ga. — Last weekend an Atlanta pastor made a promise that stunned his congregation and most of the people who heard it. In a speech that discussed abortion, the President, […]

  • Picture Post, July 4th 2008