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My family and I just returned from spending a couple weeks with the people of a small rural area in western Kenya. No doubt I’ll have a number of blog posts about this trip over the coming weeks, months, and years. I have a thousand stories to tell. The trip was absolutely amazing. However, in light of recent events, I feel as though this post is as good a place as any to start:

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If you are a regular churchgoer, no doubt you’ve heard some variation of the following sermon on “busyness”:

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As many of you know, I wrote a short little book called “How to Find God’s Will.” The Amarillo Globe News was gracious enough to publish an article about my book today (http://amarillo.com/lifestyle/faith/2015-05-15/whats-your-purpose-life Thanks, Eboni - @E_NiColeG). I’ve already received messages from friends–who didn’t know I had written a book (I’m a book marketing failure)–asking for a copy. Yes, the book is available on Amazon (hard copy or Kindle) and iTunes.

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It’s time to brag on my kids again. They’re wonderful.

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As if the nation’s divorce rate isn’t high enough, someone decided to post the dress picture on Facebook. For the record, my wife and I see the same colors and will continue living happily ever after. We pity you guys who see things differently. God speed. (If you have no clue what I’m talking about, go here: http://time.com/3725628/the-dress-caitlin-mcneill-post-tumblr-viral/)

Obviously, I don’t blog much these days. I’m too busy with other things…primarily the seven smallish humans who are currently in the midst of an epic lightsaber fight. Anyhow, I thought I’d share these 2 tips. No, I’m not getting paid to promote these. I just thought this information might be helpful for any new parents out there.