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As a Mother. As a Person.

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“Nikki is a mother to everyone she meets.” Like most first-time dads, when my daughter was born in 2012 my life drastically changed.    Like many men becoming dad’s for the first time I thought of many things differently the … Continue reading

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A Couple Things We’ve Said

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A quick note:  We are living in a strange season.  People that I know, people that you know, YOU, may be going through some real financial challenges.  Some real LIFE challenges.   What I’ve written isn’t meant to be taken as … Continue reading

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How a Cinnamon Roll Led to 15 Years of Snowfall

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Years ago I was beginning a journey, moving to Texas into seminary housing, working on a Master’s degree, and yet completely unsure of why I was doing so… other than I knew God wanted me to do so.  I said … Continue reading

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When a thread….Part 3

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A different shade of Blue(s)… or how two victory parades will always represent life and death…and life, to me and my bride. St. Louisans had a historic moment to share when the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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15 of 1,000,000+ reasons why….

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In honor of her birthday….15 of 1,000,000+ reasons why Margaret Nicole “Nikki” Flynn Akridge is my favorite person in the land.  (2018 version) “Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her…” Proverbs 31:28 Some of … Continue reading

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When a thread…Part 2.

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(I wrote this over several days following my dad’s passing, the wake, and the funeral.  Like “Part 1”, this was what I was feeling at the time so I didn’t really edit what was written over the past couple of … Continue reading

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When a thread on the cape of your hero is being pulled…..Part 1.

(Part 1 – This was written over the last 10+ months when it was clear, short of a miracle, my dad wasn’t going to be with us for much longer.  I wrote a line here, a paragraph there, random thoughts, … Continue reading

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I was married 10 years ago today. 10 reasons why my wife is a keeper…….

Just a warning…..I’m going on 4 hours of sleep over the previous 2 nights.  I don’t know what is going on.  Maybe this isn’t the best time to write this?  Or maybe it’s the perfect time?  Either way….. 10 reasons … Continue reading

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Kebede Teshome

Most people chase after temporal riches, and though I have my own thoughts on the matter I don’t begrudge anyone their “success”. But it is a privilege to be called a friend by someone who lived his life to help … Continue reading

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July 28th, 2012

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