5 Day Fast & 5 AM Prayer

At the beginning of March 2016, I started fasting with five other men from church. We met each morning at 5 AM for discipleship and prayer. 5 AM gave each of us time to start our day before work or other responsibilities got in the way. We planned the rules of our fast on Monday morning. Rules No Solid Food. That’s

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Growing Family

My family is growing! We have a baby boy coming around July 19th. Things are going to increase in fun, crazy, and in number!! Today I am reminded of how joyful it is to be a parent. Tris and I took our kids to find out what we were happening. Lora sat on my lap, Luke and Harrison were given

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Why do we feel sad when robots are abused?

You may not have seen these videos. More and more are being posted as technology and science develop. Testing how robots react to situations and seeing the testing is frighting. I didn’t feel good watching it. Why are we empathizing with robots? Robots have no feelings and yet watching a robot be abused or mishandled causes sadness in our hearts. I

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Pigs are all good listeners when they hit the pan.

I have 2,400 pigs. I am building my second barn and will have 4,800 pigs by the end of the year. The one thing that teenage pigs are good at is not listening to a thing you want them to do. I have yet to find a pig that will listen to me. I mean, I tell them stories all

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March Sadness

For awhile my bracket this year in the March Madness ESPN Tournament was ranked high. I was getting so many right. Now it looks like I am on the downhill… I guess everyone is though. Lately I have just felt sad. Not because I picked SF Austin to beat Florida and they didn’t even make it to the Sweet Sixteen,

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Should We Rearrange The Kingdom?

A few weeks ago a pastor at my church posted this on his facebook… “God has called us to BUILD His Kingdom…NOT rearrange it” That put into words what I have been thinking for a long time. In fact, I wrote a post awhile ago about how scary churches can be… A church is a group of believers used to

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How God Gave Us Lora.

My wife gave birth to my first daughter Lora Carol Spitnale. I have two sons so having a daughter was a big surprise to the both of us. Which she was… A surprise. My wife and I countless times just believe we were destined to have all boys. The day started around 4 am when my wife was having cramps.

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Winter 2014

I just realized I haven’t posted in awhile. Sorry. The start of 2014 has been all about winter. Yesterday I drove our tractor out of our barn while the weather reported -40 degree windshield. Was not fun. I had to plow out my driveway and drive to the hog barn and plow out the hog barn. The only thing is that

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First Week As A Pig Farmer

So about a year or so ago my dad wanted to build a modern hog barn or a modern pig barn. You know the huge buildings that cost an insane amount to build and can hold lots of pigs. We started to have family discussions about pig farming and we all had no idea what we were getting into. I

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I will pay in blood … but not my own.

We all need deeper meaning. A deeper relationship or a deeper thought. Something that is said way down deep is more meaningful. We all are hard-headed and ignore the basics because the basics are not as deep as we want. Sometimes we are unhappy with listening to people talk about God because its “too basic” or its a “beginners class.”

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