Tag Archives: Kelly Jacobsen

The Ride of the New Valkyries

Should you ever hear The Ride of the Valkyries booming from speakers in Lawrence, Topeka and even Kansas City, be warned. Remember the scene in Apocalypse Now when a squadron of helicopters swept in with loud speakers booming out Wagner’s classical … 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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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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