Category Archives: family rhythms

Jackson Timothy Mogck!

It is surreal to see our son’s name. Jack was born July 2 after pulling an all-nighter working his way out. Here’s Jack at one month old: Alex and I are overwhelmed with affection for this guy.

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A few additional notes about listening well

Ever been in that discussion where no one’s listening because everyone wants to be heard, and no one’s heard because no one’s listening? It’s actually quite remarkable the ineptness in the grown-up world when it comes to listening skills. Allow … Continue reading

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The Family rhythms at your fingertips

The familia Dei blog has existed with a pretty lean stature…being made up of two pages (Home and About). Today, I add a new page housing the Family rhythms blog series that I just completed. The page’s tab sits right above the header … Continue reading

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Expand | Family rhythms (pt. 6)

Families tend to expand. your family moped could look like this You have kids, your kids get married, your kids have kids. Within a few generations, what used to be just you and your wife is now a family of … Continue reading

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Bless | Family rhythms (pt. 5)

The family of God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — is a family that has never been in need. However, more than simply being in a state of neutral needlessness, it is a family that is overflowing in extravagant … Continue reading

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Listen | Family rhythms (pt. 4)

Listening is among the most basic of relational skills. Yet, it does well to revisit it often. In a family, listening carries different connotations than it does in the classroom or counseling session. In a classroom, students listen to acquire … Continue reading

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Storying | Family rhythms (pt. 3)

My Grandpa Soltau is a legend. I grew up hearing so many crazy stories about his African safaris, the time he shot blanks in church to get his congregation’s attention, and the stories about the mob coming after him with intent … Continue reading

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Celebrate | Family rhythms (pt. 2)

When I’ve asked people, “what qualities draw you to want to be around certain families?” I have consistently heard back, “they’re fun” or “they laugh a lot”. A common misperception of Christ’s family is that he and his disciples, and church, … Continue reading

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Eat | Family rhythms (pt. 1)

Eat and be family A 2006 TIME magazine article titled, The Magic of the Family Meal, explained the significance of the family table thus, This is where a family builds its identity and culture. Legends are passed down, jokes rendered, eventually … Continue reading

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