Andy Denen

Ideas on life, church, and culture.

Category Fatherhood

Bingo, Trees with No Leaves, and Trust

Yesterday Ethan was playing a bingo game my mother-in-law got him. There are these 6 boards, each with 9 tiles. Each of the 6 boards has a different theme: Seasons, Colors, Animals, Food, etc… He was pulling tiles from the bag and placed them on the appropriate space. He had assigned a board to each person in the room. Ethan was the food one, Ellie was the animal one, my wife

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You Are Not Alone

Matthew 11:14 says, “Whoever has ears, let them hear.” 6 simple words. But if we can tuck the principle into our hearts it can radically change the way we see situations, deal with stress, resolve conflict, and simply live our lives. The other day I took my son Ethan to get his haircut. If you’ve read any of my other posts you know he’s almost 4 and he’s just the

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What I Learned from My 1-1/2 Year Old

Friday was the first day of our vacation in South Carolina. We left home Friday morning and drove about 8 hours before stopping at hotel to settle the kids in and gear up for the final 4 hours on Saturday. Traveling with toddlers really isn’t bad, but it does require some extra time and “stuff.” We packed snacks, games, videos, and made sure we took our time on all stops

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