Two Weeks Ago Today…


‘Know that old joke about the “gun show”?  Well, check out these guns! This just happens to be Kai’s resting position… and has been since his first photo two weeks ago! Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that the boy is growing right in front of our eyes. He’s already past the nine pound mark (Ryan said … Read More

Gettin’ the Girls Goin’


(So it’s officially the most difficult thing in the world to post anything except photos of our sweet baby boy, but I will grit my teeth and continue with our regular programming and intersperse photos now and then. I know you won’t mind when I do.) To get the girls going in the morning while I’m taking care of Kai, … Read More

Just Do Something: A Book Review

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Each week, Ryan would return from his men’s group with rave reviews of Kevin DeYoung’s Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will or How to Make S decision without dreams, visions, fleeces, impressions, open doors, random Bible verses, casting lots, liver shivers, writing in the sky, etc. ‘Seems as if the topics in this slim volume were … Read More

What’s in His Name?


  Just in case the name “Malachi” is new to you, I thought I’d share some of our thoughts behind choosing this name for our son… What comes to mind first is that we love its meaning (“My Messenger”), which indicates a personal connection with and responsibility to God himself. Ah, and then, there’s  the book of Malachi in the … Read More

Happy Baby, Happy Momma

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Because I asked you to pray for a bowel movement, it’s only right that I let you know the good news… HE DID IT! (Cheers and hoots!) The best part for me was that it all happened while the nurses were monitoring his vital signs in the nursery, so they changed his diaper! (I must admit, I was looking forward … Read More

Update on Malachi

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Oh, dear friends, thank you for your prayers and support. It has certainly been a difficult 24 hours. We have placed our faith in the power of God and are amazed by the ways in which He has led us and protected us. Thank you for your part in lifting us up before Him. Though the night was frightening with … Read More

Please Pray

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For the first time in five years of 10millionmiles, this is Ryan hijacking the blog.  It’s always been an amazing blessing for me to watch Laura give of herself and receive just as much and more back through her friends near and far. And so that’s why I’m appealing to you for your prayers today.  Last evening Laura and I … Read More