2018...What a year!

On New Year’s Eve it seems only natural to reflect on the year that was and look forward to the year that will be.  With that mindset, I’m reminded of Letterman.  I always enjoyed watching the top 10 lists he would come up with and so in that same light, I’m going to do my top 10 of 18.  Here goes. 

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Birth.

This past week I experienced the birth of my daughter, Jovie.  This is the second birth I’ve witnessed (Conrad was my first) and I was instantly reminded of how truly amazing the human body is and that giving birth is nothing short of a miracle.  
 

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T.H.A.N.K.F.U.L.

With it being Thanksgiving week I thought it only appropriate for me to make an acronym of the word thankful.  I have really enjoyed seeing everyone’s posts on social media with the “So many days to be thankful” posts, or the “Days of thanksgiving” - where each day, a post is made of the meaningful things in our lives.  This time of year really is a fantastic time to reflect on …

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Embrace the bow.

I have a daughter that is about to be born.  My wife is gloriously pregnant.  My 8-year-old is excited but doesn’t really know what to expect.  My 2-year-old has no clue and is more concerned about where is superman cape is more than anything and I am sitting here trying to wrap my mind around how my world is going to change when my Jovie Marie Delk busts onto the scene. 

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Instant Dad...Me?

If you would have told me some ten years ago what I would be doing today I would have said you were crazy.  I was literally in a different place all together and the last thing on my mind was kids and being a father.  I had always loved working with kids and thoroughly enjoyed my nieces and nephews.  I considered myself the cool uncle…

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Lessons from a skeleton?

Around this time of year, I often find myself watching Tim Burton’s, The Nightmare Before Christmas.  I happen to be a big fan of Burton and his films.  In fact, his 1989 Batman sparked my love and interest for comics.  What makes The Nightmare Before Christmas stand out to me is the subtle way it addresses monotony and how it can be rekindled.  Hear me out.   

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Here to There.

At the beginning of every year our Church goes through 21 days of fasting and prayer.  Now, I know what you are thinking after reading that statement.  Let me guess, “Oh that’s nice,” “Oh cool, we do that too,” “(insert eye-roll emoji),” “fasting and prayer huh, yeah right,” or you could be indifferent to whole thing. 

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