Tag Archives: Julie Phillips

The Dark Secret of Our Household

Where did we go wrong?  You try to raise your children well. You teach them. You encourage them. You gently guide them, all with the hope the children you love so much will turn out to be happy, well-adjusted and productive … 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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Jake’s Third Birthday

This is a sight Laura and I anxiously awaited. Jake is on a bike and loving the ride. By the end of his birthday party Sunday, we battled to get him off the bike. Just adjusting the seat from its … Continue reading

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The Name Game

God willing, come June, our next grandson’s name will be Luke Michael Phillips. What a wonderful name. Luke, the Apostle, and Michael, one of the few archangels named in the Bible. Julie and Tim could not have done better. Getting to … Continue reading

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Tohu W’bohu

There are times sitting in a pew at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Topeka, it seems the pastor is delivering a sermon right to me or a member of my family. As intimidating as that might seem, I truly am thankful … Continue reading

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The Peace of the Lord

Photograph by Laura Jacobsen Next week marks the beginning of my work year. On the eve of the eve of my New Year, enjoying these last moments of peace brings great joy and reminds me always of the peace that is … Continue reading

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New Year This and That

As we begin to move through January, there are a few looks back that need to be touched on before we get too far into the new year. Let me start with Christmas. Our young grandson, Jake, now dominates the … Continue reading

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A Thankful Fellow

There I stood, just moments after receiving my Alumni Fellow award from Washburn University president Dr. Jerry Farley. At the podium I thanked everyone and readied to deliver my acceptance speech. The twist to it all was that the words … Continue reading

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Jake’s First Trim

As Jake closes in on 16 months, our grandson was starting to look a bit shaggy. Not quite the “pinko, commie, hippie freak” look from my long hair days of the 70’s, but the little guy’s style needed attention. Mother, … Continue reading

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To A Very Special Mother

Three weeks ago, a couple approached Laura and me after church. They proudly pulled out pictures of their granddaughter, living in another state. The proud couple informed us the pretty high school senior and star athlete in the photographs recently … Continue reading

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