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The Ebenezer wall – an Old Testament teaching tool for your kitchen

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There are thousands of versions of the song “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” All of them contain some variation of the following verse: “Here I raise my Ebenezer. Here by thy great help I’ve come.” So, what in the heck is an Ebenezer? Why are we song-fully raising it? In case you don’t know (and since the song is probably going to be stuck in your head for the remainder of the day), allow me to help you avoid singing in ignorance.

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Surprise, world. We have some news to share.

Perhaps you know my wife and I personally. Perhaps know us from your casual reading of this here blog. Perhaps you know us from stalking us in your spare time. Regardless, you’ve probably gathered that we’re not normal. At all. There was a time, however, when our family was closer to “normal.” We had two kids. We drove a normal-sized vehicle. We did a normal amount of laundry. When we ate dinner, we ate sitting down. We slept sometimes. Our house was clean. We didn’t spend 10 hours per week searching for missing shoes. Or coats. Or toothbrushes. Or sanity.

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Why we replaced Chick-fil-A with beans and rice

Here in Amarillo, the Chick-fil-A closest to our house has a glorious thing called “kids eat free night” on Thursday nights. Since I’m sort of addicted to the Spicy Chicken sandwich and Chick-fil-A sauce (and since I’m cheap), it is a match made in Heaven. A few months ago, however, we replaced our regular outings to Chick-fil-A with another dinner tradition. Here’s why:

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A milestone day and a story worth telling

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Have you ever had one of those days when you realize that you are sitting in a front-row seat for a truly amazing life story? Today was one of those days–a milestone day–for me and my family. Here’s a little background:

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Hiding Places for the Elf on the Shelf

It’s that time of year again. Time for the Elf on the Shelf. Confession: I’ve never even read the book that came with the Elf. It’s probably great. I don’t really care. All I know is that it’s fun to hide the creepy little dude. A little too much fun. Here are some of my favorite hiding spots thus far. Enjoy. Disclaimer: no, my kids were not witnesses to all of these poses.

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