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Village Life

And yet, God still shows up

It was quite the East­er week­end. Although it took me a while to real­ize the fact, it seemed that the cel­e­bra­tion of the death and res­ur­rec­tion of Christ that was being planned for this past East­er Sun­day in the vil­lage was going to be some­thing real­ly spe­cial. Why? Because of the oppo­si­tion, of course.

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Village Life

Shammah is loving our life

I think we get to live one of the best lives I know of. It’s easy to get going through the day-to-day liv­ing and begin to take it for grant­ed, but step­ping back and look­ing at how we live always fills me with grat­i­tude. I was just telling John Bob the oth­er day that it […]

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Thoughts Village Life

Experience-colored glasses

The oth­er night, Ariel and I were watch­ing Riv­er sleep. It was pret­ty enter­tain­ing, because he tends to dream often, and his face gets very ani­mat­ed with the emo­tions of the dreams. This par­tic­u­lar dream was hav­ing him go from laugh­ing to cry­ing. “Oh, he’s hav­ing a night­mare,” Ari said, stroking his head to calm […]

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Village Life

Are you listening?

One of the great things about work­ing at Yachad Dis­tri­b­u­tion is that most every morn­ing we meet togeth­er for 15–20 min­utes and sing, pray, and encour­age each oth­er. This morn­ing, Shammah was telling us about a quote he’d picked up some­where, but he could­n’t remem­ber where he’d heard it. His son, Noah, piped up and […]

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Village Life Young'uns

Announcing the fourth boy

We’re delight­ed to announce the birth of our fourth son (name has­n’t quite been decid­ed on yet, stay tuned) on Feb­ru­ary 9 at 8:38am at our home. He weighed 10 lbs. 1 oz. at birth, and was 21.5″ long; a huge baby boy! Ariel’s doing awe­some and recov­er­ing quite nice­ly. The broth­ers are all delight­ed, […]