Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!! I pray you all have a wonderful Christmas. I spent a quiet day with my wonderful family. Things are sure more active on Christmas morning with little girls! I posted some pictures of our family time here.

Friday, December 16, 2005


"A man does not go mad because he makes a statue a mile high, but he may go mad by thinking it out in square inches."

- G.K. Chesterton

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

A Great Resource

Josh Sargent over at "The Leadership Blog" just announced that he is up to 50 leader interviews. This is one of the most diverse, comprehensive, yet concise compilations of leadership thoughts and lessons that I have seen.

Thanks for this Josh!

Our friends Dave and Becky Houston (Dave is on our leadership team) had little baby Knox the day after Maddie was born. They are on the same floor of the hospital and we have made little trips so see each other. Having babies at the same time as your friends is fun!

Godly Men

I have been hunkered down in at the hospital for the past couple of days, cherishing the birth of my new daughter. It has been awesome. She is so beautiful and perfect! :-) There is nothing like being a dad!!!!! I snuck home for a bit and left my wife's mom with Tricia for a bit while I took my daughter Hope home for a nap. amazing thing was that the first three visitors that we have had in the hospital besides my family were three of male senior leaders at History. I was so blessed that these guys made it a priority to visit and celebrate the birth of my daughter! One of them is an ER doc at the hospital we are at, and has totally hooked me up with visits to the physician's lounge. :-) Ben and Gumby came first and prayed over my was such an amazing picture of strong, compassionate, and godly leadership.

It is such a privilege to be on a team with such amazing godly men. History is truly blessed.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Tricia and Maddie. They are both doing so well. God was so gracious to us in giving us a really smooth birth process and an amazingly beatiful little girl. Those Morgan girls have it all!!

Dad and his two girls...doesn't get any better than this!!

Introducing Madeline Elaine Morgan (Maddie) 7lbs. 14 oz. 20 inches long. Born shortly after 7:30am on December 12th, 2005.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Just a few hours to go....

In less than 12 hours I'll be a dad again. Pretty crazy...especially since I am sitting at home right now with my family, my parents, and my mother in law. Playing with my daughter hope...celebrating her 2 year birthday.

God is so amazing to bless us with the capability to do things like C-sections. Without that, I may not be a dad...

I am in awe at how God's creativity extends through his creation, and takes shapes that we could never imagine.

Maddie's comin' soon!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Hope and her Grandpa over Thanksgiving. It's so nice that we get to be out in the country sometimes. Hope needs a bit more grass in her life!

This is my friend John, he is like extended family...just found out he is living near by again. One of the smartest people I know...I love to sit down with him and have my brain stretched out a bit. Thanks John!


My beautiful wife (she's the good looking adult in the picture to the left...her "mini me" there is our daughter Hope) is due to have a scheduled C-Section on Monday, and shortly after 7:30am I'll be a dad for the second time! I am so excited. It will be nice to be through the pregnancy stage, and onto having our new little girl here with us at home.

One of the most interesting things about pregnancy I have discovered is the phenomena of "nesting." With both of our girls I have noticed my wife going crazy with cleaning and decorating, and it intensifies all the more as the day approaches.

I'm not a natural cleaner, so it hasn't so much happened in me...beyond helping my wife when she needs it...but perhaps this new look on my blog is a my little way of "web nesting," in preparation for showing beautiful pictures of my new daughter Maddie, and sharing amazing stories about how God is changing and shaping my life through hers.

Can't wait to introduce you all to her!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Amazing Essay

Well I'm back from vacation and hit the ground running! We spent the weekend putting up the Christmas tree, and eating meals a bit bigger than normal to fill our stretched out stomachs. I'll have to taper it off a bit to get myself back to normal before the Christmas eating begins...I love this time of year. The rest of this week has been hard work preparing for the next couple of weeks. I am speaking this Sunday, the History Kids are singing this Sunday, and our Narnia movie event and outreach are next week. With Ben having to go out of town to see the movie if London (there are theaters this side of the pond man!) there is much to do before he leaves... :-)

We are crazy busy but it is an excited business...God is moving...

...on to the purpose of this post. I'm a bit of an NPR junkie and found this audio essay this week. NPR has such a liberal bent often times, but I love that they let people just speak...the result is sometimes you get clear messages of the genuine love of God on national radio, provided by those with little or no connection to the church...awesome!