Category Archives for Thoughts on Life

Advent: Community Gift Exchanges

When it comes to revealing Jesus’ birth, God does something I’ve seen him do many times: tell multiple people. He talks to Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph about what is going to happen in and through them. But, he … Continue reading

20. December 2015 by Greg
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Brain power…

Some research suggests 80% of emotional conflict in marriages is rooted in things before the relationship even began.  Why?  Our brains, specifically implicit memory.  Think of implicit as ‘automatic’ or basically when we run on auto-pilot.  There are certain tasks that … Continue reading

12. October 2015 by Greg
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Fear is a liar…

Fear lies.  Always.  We can split hairs here about the healthy biological response of fear that trips your adrenaline to allow your body to fight or flight and save you physically from a threatening situation.  So, saving the splitting hairs … Continue reading

12. February 2014 by Greg
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Oops I lost my peace…

I’ve got this principle that the sooner you look for something after you’ve lost it the easier it is to find it.  You can retrace your steps easier because you actually remember where you were the last time you had … Continue reading

30. January 2014 by Greg
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Let the little Children….

Yes it is true…I have been known to ask my kids to stop laughing and “do what they are supposed to do” which usually means be serious and get something, like brush their teeth, done. This last week it was … Continue reading

24. April 2013 by Ali Millikan
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Snorkeling and the Kingdom

Some would say that I have an over active imagination. This makes swimming in lakes and oceans sometimes a mental test for me. I start to imagine all the living creatures underneath me, then I imagine them swimming around me, … Continue reading

27. February 2013 by Ali Millikan
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Thomas the Train Syndrome

I have the Thomas the Train syndrome: I have this constant nagging need to be useful. I’m not sure if it is because I have a ridiculous number of years of grad school (5 to be exact) under my belt … Continue reading

24. January 2013 by Ali Millikan
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What am I doing?

It will come to no surprise to anyone reading this that we have four kids. However it does still sometimes take me aback—I have to count them, 1,2, 3 and 4. Four kids!! I am so thankful for each one … Continue reading

10. January 2013 by Ali Millikan
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The Presence

Greg is gone for 10 days to Germany with Kevin Dedmon. I miss him. Its not so much that I have anything specific to tell him or that I need him to do something. I just miss his presence. As … Continue reading

05. December 2012 by Ali Millikan
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Forgiveness or Reconciliation?

I was recently “defriended” by someone on Facebook. It’s probably not the first time, but this one was noticeable because the individual was a frequent “poster” and after a week I thought it odd that they had stopped their daily … Continue reading

07. June 2012 by Ali Millikan
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Heaven on Earth

It’s hot here. Everyone said it would be, so hot you stay inside which is something I never would have imagined coming from Seattle. But it being 103 degrees and me being 6 months pregnant equals, doors shut and AC … Continue reading

31. May 2012 by Greg
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