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Fantasy Football – Update


Kings Cross 9 3/4      This is a SPOILER ALERT for fantasy football players.  Your family does not like your head in a computer all day.  Sorry!  It’s true.  This may not apply to all of you, but definitely most of you. I have been playing Fantasy Football for a long time now.  The only thing that has given…

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A Providential Moment (Thank You JJ)


This past week in my men’s bible study we were asked to talk about a Defining Moment in our lives.  I decided to tell the guys about a moment in my life that was not only a Defining Moment, but possibly a Providential Moment. For most of my life I have had a personal relationship with God, but it was…

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Where do they get that Hair?


       Sometimes as parents we say things like “She has my hands” or “She has your eyes”.  For my daughter Madison Claire, we have not been able to say who she gets her hair from.    Yesterday my brother sent me a picture of my Great Grandmother Concetta Conchleri.  I don’t know. What do you think?

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“Go to Sleep Little Bella”


This is Reagan and Madison playing with their ZuZu pets under the table. If you look close-you will see that the Zuzu pets are in toy pots from their kitchen. Singing “Go to sleep little Bella”, I think I have a Hanzel and Gretel situation going on.

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Thank You To All Protecting Our Country


Thanks All around the world for those that have and are protecting our country. Special Thanks to My Grandfather….We miss you. Former Arlington National Cemetery top official Raymond Costanzo was buried Tuesday, at the facility he called home for 18 years. Costanzo, 79, served as deputy superintendent and later became superintendent of the cemetery from 1972 until he retired in 1990.…

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I’m not my daughters favorite Daddy


Have you ever had a bad day? Of course you have. Have you ever called on God “I’m having a bad day today God…Please fill me and make me aware of you today. This is a tough day?” I have. The thing is God loves me when I’m good, but also when I’ve been too sarcastic to someone, lustful, or…

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How Do You Tell Your Family…You’re Pregnant?


First let me say, loudly, we are not pregnant.  The title is a teaser.  Sorry family.  Although, you never know what can happen.  Our youngest daughter Madison is almost two years old now.  She is such a happy baby.  When my wife was just a few weeks pregnant, we decided to wait a little to tell everyone.  We told only…

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A Living Stone - Daddy's Helper

A Driving Lesson


Who’s the Grown up? It’s still me, but my oldest daughter made me think about it for a moment. On our way to her school I made a comment without thinking. The car in front of us was going very slow. Thoughtlessly I blurt out “Get out of the way Slow-mo” “Daddy!” My daughter says coming from the back seat.…

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Love & Marriage – A Wedding Toast


My Parents recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows. It was a beautiful celebration and something definitely worth celebrating. C.S. Lewis writes about Love in his book, Mere – Christianity that “It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriages) the grace which both parents ask, and…

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