Category Archives: family

New Year, New Opportunities

If there’s one thing I keep hearing, then it’s the lament among many people that 2016 was a horrible year.  My social media feed was filled with numerous (and at times, humorous) examples of this theme, with most commentators wanting … Continue reading

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Enjoying Creation Every Day

Recently we had our first frost of the year and it was quite the chilly morning.  That didn’t keep us from venturing out for our morning walk, however.  Not too long ago, Hollie and I decided it was a good … Continue reading

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Refocus and Fortify

Yesterday not only marked the beginning of a new month, but it was the beginning of a new and more intense focus for me.  Both as a husband and as a father, I decided it was time for me to … Continue reading

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Another School Year

This was the start of the new school year for many children around the country, homeschoolers being no exception.  With all of the preparations in place, children in the Dermer household began the next leg of the journey in learning.  … Continue reading

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Into the Wilderness

I don’t mince words when I say that looking for a solid, biblical church is akin to a trek through the wilderness.  Granted, I’m not talking about literally walking through a desert as the Israelites did.  Yet it can definitely be a … Continue reading

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No Home Internet?

Does it sound like a drastic step that we’ve gotten rid of our home internet service in order to better redeem the time?  Perhaps to some people it does.  Earlier this month I called Comcast and finally killed the beast.  … Continue reading

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Update on Titus

For about the past year, we’ve noticed that our son has had developmental delays.  Physically, Titus was growing just fine.  He’s pretty much where he’s supposed to be in terms of weight, height, and all the rest.  However, his speech … Continue reading

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