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The Birth of Bottom

Addicts are lucky. Would that everyone admitted they were powerless over their sin. Would that everyone knew they needed God to heal them. Would that everyone’s sin made their lives “unmanageable”. Would that we all could hit bottom. Of course, … Continue reading

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The Death of Pretending

It’s time to stop pretending everything is okay. The world is a dark place. Terrible things happen. Unimaginable horrors abound. Death and disease own the day. The shadows of nightmares run wicked through the forests of foreign lands. But I … Continue reading

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The Birth of Life…to the Full!

“I came that they might have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) It’s been a while since I’ve posted, in large part because life’s been pretty full. Life with two kids is a lot busier than life … Continue reading

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My Hundredth Post!

Well, this is post #100. To celebrate, I began writing a post called “100 things I’ve learned since starting TDoC!” I got to 13 before I started running out of ideas. And I’m pretty sure it would have been terribly … Continue reading

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Part 7: The Death of Burden

Marriage is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, period. Parenting is second. I have no idea, nor do I think it worth my time, to consider what might be third. Nothing is even in the same realm. But there are … Continue reading

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Part 6: The Birth of Vocation

So after spilling much digital ink over the topic of masculinity and femininity, I have officially said nothing original. I have said what the Church fathers, actually what Christ Himself, have said for millennia: Men are built to give of … Continue reading

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Part 5: The Birth of the Church

I’m sitting on the stone ledge in front of my fireplace, my first-born son sleeping peacefully in his bouncer on the floor next to me, my wife and daughter asleep in the bedrooms down the hall, the creaks and cracks … Continue reading

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Part 4: The Birth of Love

The anticipation is almost too much to take. I find myself antsy, cranky, irritable, bursts of energy followed by troughs of apathy marking the ebb and flow of each day for the last two weeks. When will this baby come? … Continue reading

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Part 3 – The Birth of Family

So I have said that I think men and women are different and that the difference is not so simple as our cultural stereotypes try to make it. But the question remains, what is the difference? As I write this, … Continue reading

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Part 2 – The Death of Stereotypes

So last post was essentially about how I know from my own experience how connected the body and soul are, how they are both me, and so I can determine that those with different bodies have different souls, and similarities … Continue reading

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