But You, Man of God…

Well I have taken a while to post here, trying to gain clarity of thought around what might be helpful to men who will read these posts.  I am in no way the perfect man, father, or husband, so this will not be a look at me kind of blog.  This will be an opportunity...

“Eraser Brownies” by Sophie

Why “eraser” brownies.  Well one bite will answer it for you! But in case you are wondering in advance, sometimes a gift of comfort plus encouragement helps us to “erase” our bad day.  When someone you know is having a bad day, make them some...

Honest Abe

We recently studied the life of Abraham Lincoln. Clearly a great man in history, but moreover a man of great character.  Here are some of the things the kids wanted to share with you… “As a young man, Abe built a flat boat and other creative jobs to earn...

MartinPalooza Moments :)

Sometimes, it’s the joy of being unique, different, redefined, or maybe “un”-defined as you gather together with whoever God has blessed you with for that day! Other times, it’s an off the wall moment of joyful chaos that makes you stop, and...

Oh, The Love of Food!!!!!!!!!!!!

You will come to learn that we LOVE food! It is a wonderful aspect of life- really! There are so many hobbies, past times, and activities that people do, but few last a lifetime. The love of cooking and hospitality can stay with you FOREVER.  It is great for learning,...

Running a Marathon

Somehow, I have ended up with a vast number of family members and friends who run marathons.  When patterns like this arise, I try to stop and ask, “Surely, God, you are trying to show me something here! Open my eyes to what I can learn.”  Although there...

Welcome to MartinPalooza!

“MartinPalooza” – noun – a combination of the word Martin, a family name, and Palooza, a large group of people from various backgrounds gathered together for a common purpose. verb – to gather together a multitude of children from various...