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What if? 10 years later.

What If
Aly and I went to Cold Stone Creamery to take advantage of the BOGO coupon they sent me for my birthday. We had a good time and the slightly modified Signature Creations that we had – Oreo filling flavored cream with Oreos mixed in and chocolate truffle cream...
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My Ultimate Christmas Playlist: Christmas Time is Here

I probably should’ve included the whole A Charlie Brown Christmas album on this playlist. While A Christmas Story is a very close second, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been my favorite Christmas special for as long as I can remember. One year, Grandpa recorded the TV broadcast, using the same big-huge VCR that he...
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My Ultimate Christmas Playlist: Yo! Ho Ho

Ah, yes. Early 90s Christian hip hop Christmas music. Yup. There was such a genre. It was very niche-specific. And I think it only consisted of one album. And I owned that album. Don’t judge. It was the early 90s. Yeah, the song’s kind of corny. But so...
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2013 in one photo

I have found the perfect photo that best encapsulates 2013. It’s this photo of a whole bunch of clocks. 2013, more than any year in recent memory, has been defined by time. Aiden became a teenager. Aly became a middle schooler. Mihret started Kindergarten. Christy and I celebrated...
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A glimpse of Heaven at Milligan Homecoming

Glimpse of Heaven
In I’ve heard it said that Heaven is a long “hello.” I’m not here to debate the theology of that statement, but when you take into account that saying “goodbye” is so difficult and the book of Revelation says there will be no more tears or mourning or crying...
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Then God kicked me in the teeth

It’s not anything I ever plan, but September seems like it has turned into a month of reflection for me. Fresh off the heels of our anniversary and the celebration of Aiden’s birthday, I guess I’m already in a sentimental mood when September hits. For some reason, there...
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Remembering

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I was feeding my son. And while the world was crashing down, he ran around the room without a care in the world. I will never forget that moment. Where were you when the world stopped turning?
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6 Years Ago…

Moving Truck
We said goodbye to our dear friends in the mountains of Tennessee six years ago this week and began the journey Back Home Again… Since that time we have experienced some amazing and wonderful mountaintop experiences. We’ve also encountered our share of scary moments and heart-wrenching loss. It’s...
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