Regular Relationship Maintenance

I spent a recent Saturday scraping and repainting the outdoor trim around the doorways of our house. I don’t care too much for painting but it was past time for it to be done. The paint was chipping and the trim was starting to look pretty shoddy. So I scraped and scraped and then I sanded and sanded some more. Then I painted carefully easing the brush along the trim. Then I grabbed the wet paper towel and dabbed the…

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071 – Focus on Foster Care Ministry with Jami Kaeb

Show Notes Jami Kaeb founded The Forgotten Initiative in 2011. In this episode, I talk with Jami about how it all started. Jami and her husband, Clint, have seven children, five of which came through adoption. The Forgotten Initiative focuses on the foster care community. Jami shares her story about how she discovered the needs of this community and what she did about it. Something initially piqued her curiosity about this community. From there, she took it to God in…

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070 – LIFE Leadership with Brandon Perry

Show Notes Brandon Perry, from LIFE Leadership, joins me in this episode to discuss marriage, parenting and finances. Brandon is married to his wife, Chelsea, and they have two young children. Purchasing Decisions When making purchasing decisions, even “small” ones, determine if it is a Want or a Need. Take your time in making the decision. Sit on it for a day or two before buying and don’t make any spontaneous purchases. Also, don’t get sucked in to making purchases…

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069 – A Talk with Trevor

Show Notes Fun Time with Dad: Helping with a landscaping project. I talk with Nolan about the project as well. We touch on a bunch of topics in this episode as I welcome “Trevor” to the podcast. Trevor is a foreign exchange student from Great Britain. We talk about differences from our two countries such as driving on the opposite side of the road, parenting, the Olympics and some of our favorite events and favorite athletes, baseball and the recent…

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Faith over Fear

Family Vacation Our family spent last week Gull Lake Ministries for vacation. I’m talked about Gull Lake on the podcast and have probably written about it before. It is one of our favorite places to go on vacation. The culture they have created there is second to none. The counselors are amazing, the food is delightful and the Bible teaching is convicting. My soul is restored after a week at GLM. Choosing Faith Over Fear Our Bible teacher for the…

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068 – First Time Obedience

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: When I was playing Monopoly with my kids the other night, I was charging rent to my son on a property that was un-owned. Sneaky, I know. He wasn’t too happy, but my daughter thought it was funny. First-Time Obedience Develop a “First-Time obedience” or “No second chances” parenting philosophy. The earlier you are able to start this with your children, the more you will notice the benefits of this as they grow! Benefits…

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067 – Using Spanking in Discipline

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: After my kids’ performance in the Wizard of Oz, my daughter took me backstage for a behind the scenes look into her role off-stage. Is It Okay to Spank? Yes, spanking your children is okay, if done correctly. The Bible is clear that we are not to withhold the “rod” in discipline. The bible says, “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of discipline will remove it far from…

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One Pesky Mole

For two weeks I have been dealing with a mole that has been tearing up my yard. At first there were just a couple mole hills on the edge of my yard. I didn’t even know what they were at first. So, I called an expert…my brother-in-law, for some guidance. I knew he had dealt with these pests in his yard. His advice was “don’t mess around.” So, after I finished up with cutting the grass on my riding mower,…

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