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The Three-Inch Pipe

I’m a bit of a history nerd. So, my ears really perked up the other day when my friend was sharing with me about Winston Churchill’s three-inch pipe theory over lunch the other day. ┬áThe topic came about as I … Continue reading

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War Stories

In my professional life, the sharing of experiences and case studies is called swapping war stories. I work in an industry that involves crisis and emergency management, lending to some very interesting experiences. Sometime, you feel as if you’re the … Continue reading

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Timing, ICWA, Tantrums and Waiting

It’s a hodgepodge day. 1. Timing. Yesterday, I received a reminder of God’s perfect timing. Right in the middle of Older One’s fourth or fifth major meltdown of the weekend, I received a text. A good friend wanted to let … Continue reading

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Timelines

Wow. More than a month between posts. Oops! Life just got incredibly busy. In recent weeks, we’ve gained a better sense of the timeline toward adoption. It’s pretty straightforward… almost. We have a major meeting later this month where we … Continue reading

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Grace in the Park

One-by-one the dandelions dropped upon my wife’s knee. Delivered by sullen-faced boys presenting their offerings of atonement before running back out into the field to gather more. After a few moments, my wife broke our conversation about the preceding hour’s … Continue reading

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