Messy Kids? Use this Bib

Do you have a messy kid?

Are you tired of food stained clothes?

My wife and I were. Then we tried the Kladd Prickar bibs from Ikea.

They are inexpensive ($5.99 for two), they cover everything, and when you’re done you can throw them in the wash.

We’ve received so many positive comments on them from other parents, I thought it might be worthwhile to share.

*I have not been paid by Ikea for this post.

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Want your church to grow?

I just read this article from ChristianToday.com:

Want your church to grow? Then it’s time to surprise people…

I thought this quote was particularly interesting.

Let’s be clear and honest with ourselves. Most of our friends and colleagues have no idea about how great our churches are. How surprised they would actually be by some of the small, but important things on offer.

A warm welcome. A decent cup of coffee. A chat with normal, nice people from all walks of life (who may or may not be wearing sandals). We have music which might confound expectations. We look out for each other’s wellbeing in a way which is profoundly counter-cultural. Far from being cold, boring and out of touch, we offer the chance to be part of an institution which cares about its local community, and ultimately, an opportunity to experience the love of God.

We need to do a better job telling our story.  

We need to sell ourselves, our experience and our God. 

I think, as a whole, we’ve been doing a poor job of that.

It’s time to reevaluate our plan.

Daniel Harrison

I am currently sitting on my couch/bed at the hospital listening to the latest release from Hillsong United while holding this little miracle.


To be perfectly honest, I had a hard time believing this day would come, until it actually did.

Last July Erin and I lost a baby through miscarriage. While this pregnancy has been nothing less than ordinary, the experience of losing a baby made it hard to believe that this day would come.

And yet, it did. Daniel Harrison Himes was born at 12:06 AM on May 27th. And I can’t imagine life without him.

Thank you Lord for this amazing miracle.