May 2013

The Music of Our Lives

  This TEDS video inspired me. It reminded me of an important life lesson that I keep on forgetting in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of life. So often in life, we try to achieve lofty goals but in the process we lose our heart. Ji-Hae Park is an incredible violinist who had aspirations of becoming a world famous violinist; but in that pursuit she fell into a severe depression. What was...

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The Importance of Dads

  I am constantly reminded about the importance of the father-son relationship. Even though the son’s relationship with his mother is just as important, there is something unique about the father-son relationship. I have been trying to teach my boys about being a R.E.A.L. man. The acronym stands for: Reject passivity, Exemplify integrity, Accept responsibility, Lead courageously. A person can learn these principles from anyone, but when a son sees these traits modeled by their...

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Mother’s Day 2013

  Happy Mother’s Day, especially to Christina who has exemplified what it means to be a Proverbs 31 woman. The longer I observe what mothers go through, I more I realize that it is one of the most difficult roles a person can play. Too often, we don’t fully understand what mothers go through because we are not walking in their shoes. It is easy to take mothers for granted. But if we can look...

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TEAM Community Team #18

  Photo by gbtan.org       This weekend we are having our leadership team summit for the 18th time in our church’s history. It is hard to believe that HMCC in Ann Arbor is finishing off its 17th year of ministry. There are lots of memories. Lots of ups and downs. But at the end of the day, there is nothing but joy and thankfulness for all that God has accomplished. Sometimes when we...

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