A relational God

From Reynolds, Rebecca K. Courage, Dear Heart: Letters to a Weary World A couple of months ago, a non-believing friend told me that he loves Greek mythology more than Old Testament stories because Greek gods and goddesses have human personality … Read More

Our mountain picnic

Every year in April we take a trip up to one of our favorite picnic spots in the mountains. It is about a 35 minute drive from our home to this overlook.

Just another shot…

For those of you who were following along with the pregnancy and birth, we hope these photos give some perspective to what Crystal walked through over the past months. We thank God for a healthy baby and a healthy mother. … Read More

The Common Rule

Book: Earley, Justin. The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction Point: Our daily habits form us. If we are not intentional about those, or if we buy into the lie that unrestrained freedom is the good … Read More

The promise fulfilled

We just finished our four week series in the Panoramic Picture of the Bible. The promises fulfilled in Christ give us hope that the promises of Christ will be fulfilled as well. “Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in … Read More

Fun on the lakes

Visiting family and friends throughout Minnesota and Iowa has allowed us to step back into some of our favorite places. Here are some photos.


We stopped for an afternoon in Segovia. It is known for its 1st century aqueduct and Queen Isabela’s castle (where Christopher Columbus received the financial backing from Spain to sail).

Celebrate Life!

Today is our annual Celebrate Life Day. Every year it is a day of mixed joy and pain, laughter and weeping. Every year. This year. We celebrate life today because four years ago Tanzen was born. We celebrate life today because … Read More