Archives For Faith

By Kelsey on February 28, 2014 +

Chasing God book

I’ve written about Angie Smith once before (after I saw her at Women of Faith a year and a half ago), which is how I’m assuming her PR team found our blog and contacted me to do this giveaway. She was my favorite speaker I’ve ever seen at Women of Faith.

I love Angie’s story. She’s had lots of ups and downs, from marrying the man of her dreams (lead singer of Selah), suffering a miscarriage, birthing identical twins, losing a baby a few hours after she was born, etc. She’s got four beautiful daughters here on earth and they’re such a lovely family.

I follow Angie on Twitter so I can continue to be inspired by her on a daily basis. Because I want to know not just what she would say when she gets up in front of thousands of people to speak, but what she would say/how she would react while watching the Olympics or when she gets stuck in a snowstorm on the interstate or when her flight gets delayed or when she runs into homeschooling problems. She’s real, and I love that she’s a Christian sister I can look to.

Anyway, Angie’s got lots of books out there, and her most recent is called Chasing God.

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By Eric on February 26, 2014 2

Whoa. In one week I will join Kelsey and enter my 30s. I’m not scared per se, but rather, I’ve just been thinking about what it will mean to be 30. I don’t put a lot of emphasis on milestone birthdays, and I think it kind of silly to think things will change between March 4 and March 5 when I am 29 and 30 respectively.

But, as the day approaches, I’ve just been trying to both dig back into my 20s and look forward to my 30s. To both remember and be grateful for what I’ve been given, learn from the past and dream about the next decade of my life. I’m not sure anything truly meaningful will come out of this post for you (or me), but here is a list of 10 big things that happened in my 20s and 10 things I hope to accomplish in my 30s.


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By Eric on February 7, 2014 12

Nothing good happens after midnight, my mom always used to say.

By all comparisons, we’ve been extremely blessed with a really good baby (and toddler). We’ve only experienced a few scary moments in the nearly two years of Rooney’s life (a terrible nighttime cough attack last winter and the time she slammed her finger in a heavy door).

Daddy home with a sick girl

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By Eric on October 31, 2013 4

It’s almost November. Or Movember as some call it. Typically a month that has given trendy men everywhere an excuse to not shave. I’ve participated in No Shave November before and grew out a scraggly beard. But this year is different.

What the heck is Movember?

As an official global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches on men’s faces around the world. Through the power of the Mo, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

This year it hits too close to home. My brother-in-law (Kelsey’s younger brother) is battling testicular cancer. He is in the midst of a nine-week intense chemo session, and hearing from him nearly daily about what he is going through has been both sad and inspiring.

Sad to see him have to go through this as a 26-year-old. Inspiring to see his courage as he goes through it all with a great attitude. I’m so proud of him.

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By Eric on July 29, 2013 3

A couple months ago Kelsey went out for dinner with some friends, so Rooney and I got to hang out just the two of us. I picked her up from day care, and when we got home we went on a long walk in the stroller before going inside for supper. After she was finished she wanted to go outside again. (It is her favorite thing lately.)

Stroller Walk

She had just started walking on her own a few days prior, and was still racing around the house with her walker on occasion. Usually when we are outside we either hold her or she is in her stroller. But I thought it was time to let her walk around outside on her own. But the cement is such a scary thing for a dad with a daughter who walks around like Frankenstein, so I brought her walker outside for some stability and comfort, for both her and I.

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