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Today, Clay, you are 24 years old. Kobe’s number! How is this possible?!  You are the same age your dad was when I married him. He seemed older than you feel to me. Perspective is interesting isn’t it?! I wonder at what I can say to you today that would be even be close to […]

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Running to Win

Today, I watched my son run a race; actually he and 8 friends ran a marathon (26.2 miles). I am proud of them all for finishing! I personally hate to run. I cannot imagine doing that for 4-6 minutes, let alone 4-6 hours! I often wish I had that kind of drive and commitment, but […]

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Hey Jim! … So yesterday our son told me he is interested in vocational ministry. I must admit that I find that daunting and I am not sure why. Perhaps it is because I can see how things have changed or because I have become a bit jaded. Maybe it is because I have seen […]

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Happy Birthday Son! It has been a whirlwind. I blinked and my baby boy was all grown up. You are still one of the best chapters in the book of my life and I like to reread it over and over as it makes me so happy. I have always hoped to raise kids who […]

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Dear Clayton, I have written many letters about what I hope for you, advice I want to share, and prayers I pray for you.  In a way, this is no different, but I do want to acknowledge my specific sentiments for you on the occasion of your graduation from college! (And, I am sure it […]

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So my son likes rap and instead of a note or card, this year I did a rap. A Wrapped up Rap for Clay Here’s EXTRA just for you Tryna wish you a GOAT 22 It may not be tight yet fire true Still gonna drop it I’m makin’ it legit Clayton is my homeboy […]

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The End of an Era

16 years and countless hours on a soccer field, dozens of pairs of cleats, shinguards and uniforms; lots of laundry, sunscreen and gas, and now it is all in the rearview mirror.  Clayton has played his last soccer game.  Oh, I am quite sure that there will be more games and soccer play in his […]

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Dear Clayton, You are officially an adult in the eyes of the law. I think about what I hope for you as you finish college and become a independent and godly man. You are more amazing than you know. That is partly due to your own choices, partly due to your heritage and all a […]

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Amazing Finish!

Check out this link to an amazing win for the Eagles against Master’s College in overtime!! It was a very happy game since I spent it with the Tutens!  

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I have taught people the importance and steps to motivating someone to learn.  I have struggled with staying motivated with certain projects  but nothing stopped me in my tracks more than my son telling me he lacks any motivation. So what do I say to him to help him get motivated?! Here are some of […]

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