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Tybee 2014

A few weeks after our return from Tybee I completed editing all of our footage. Enjoy.

Tybee (Full Length) from iChip on Vimeo.


FatherTime Box

FatherTime Box

Mark & His Son | FatherTime Box

A friend of mine has come up with a really cool subscription service for dads. It’s a once-a-month box delivered to your home filled with activities to do with your kids. If you’re feeling stretched in the creativity department or just want more variety of things to do, this is an elegant solution.

There’s a Facebook page:, or if you’re more of a Twitter type:

50 Years Later :: C. S. Lewis

They said it was very much like C. S. Lewis to die on a day when the whole world’s attention was diverted elsewhere. While the world was shocked and dismayed by the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Lewis died at his home, The Kilns, in Oxford England.

While I certainly admire Kennedy, Lewis’s writings have been life-changing for me, and a conduit of grace by which God has helped me to better understand His goodness.

I’ve met members of Lewis’s family, I’ve visited his home, I’ve seen some of his belongings and inscriptions and gifts to others, and I’ve read his books . . . but I wish I’d known him in real life.

Holiday World, Labor Day 2013

Our family loves Holiday World, so that is where we decided to celebrate the end of summer.

Holiday World, Labor Day 2013

Scary YHWH, Ignorant People

As a (young) Christian I found the command to “fear The Lord” troublesome and kind of repugnant. The whole “God is love” thing didn’t mesh well with it. It sounded too threatening.

This morning I was reading in Acts and came across this verse which reminded me of my old aversion:

“Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.” Acts 10.40-41

Seminary was good for me in so many ways, and studying the Old Testament, especially the Psalms and Proverbs, proved to be especially good.

In the Proverbs you hear “fear The Lord” and “fear of The Lord” used over and over and always associated with wisdom and knowledge and instruction. In fact, wisdom and knowledge and fearing The Lord are always tied together and sometimes used interchangeably.

So fearing The Lord is knowing Him and having an understanding of Him and His character. Reading your Bible gives you understanding of God, and understanding produces awe. And fear then isn’t some abstract knee-shaking response we have to muster. Fear is reverence born out of knowledge and understanding.

Fearing The Lord turns out to be something quite different than being merely scared of His enormity knowing we are mere dust in His presence. Fearing the Lord is a beautiful thing that produces assurances of His love and goodness, strength and might, Holiness and mercy.

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