Category Archives: Family

Our Help For The Helpless

A new-born child took his first breath in a stable on Christmas Day, 2,016 years ago. The story of the birth of Jesus, recounted in the Gospel of Luke, is one known to every Christian since childhood. That scene depicted … Continue reading

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Some Time It Just Bleeds You

A friend and subscriber to this blog approached me at a KU track & field meet saying, “I can tell you must be really busy because you haven’t written a blog in a long time.” That certainly is the truth. … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 37

This is a very simple photograph taken in June of 1984. The moment, very simple as well. A father and son sat awaiting their events at a local rodeo north of Topeka. Funny how such simple moments, down deep in the heart of a … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 34

The news that former President Jimmy Carter suffers from extensive cancer that has spread to his brain saddens me greatly. Since the day Carter and his wife Rosalynn came to Topeka on March 2, 1975, I have been a Carter supporter. … Continue reading

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Luke Michael Phillips Enters the World

Luke Michael Phillips joined us in this world Monday afternoon. Joy knows no bounds over the sight of a newborn family member. Clearly you can see brother Jake’s excitement. We give thanks to the Lord for the birth of Luke … Continue reading

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The Light of the World’s Ultimate Victory

Happy Easter everyone. What a glorious day. He is risen. He is risen indeed. The ultimate victory over our sin came through the selfless act of Jesus Christ giving up His life for poor, miserable sinners like us and His … Continue reading

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Images – Volume 1, Week 11

Tonight, Kansas will crown its state high school basketball champions. Every year during state championship week, I think back to March 17, 1973. That night, the great Topeka High Trojans won the boy’s 5A state championship, the school’s first state title since 1932. Of … Continue reading

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