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About thekessler6

WE ARE A FAMILY OF SIX --SINCE 2009. ALTHOUGH OUR KIDS ARE ALL HOOSIER-BORN (all IN THE SAME HOSPITAL BY THE SAME WONDERFUL DOCTOR TOO!); Melissa and I ARE NATIVE BUCKEYES (A SWEET AND DELICIOUS TREAT!). WE COUNT OURSELVES MISSIONARIES TO THE HOOSIER NATIVES. AS FUNNY AS THAT SOUNDS WE HAVE YET TO MAKE ANY CONVERTS . . . TOO MANY PEOPLE SEEM TO BE FROM KENTUCKY AND MICHIGAN! KENT HAS BEEN A SPIRITUAL LEADER since 1987 AND MELISSA IS AN ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER. THEY MET AND FELL IN LOVE IN GREENWOOD, INDIANA AND BEGAN MINISTRY TOGETHER IN MARION in 1996. FUNNY THING: MELISSA LIVES JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF MARION, OHIO!

For the Flowers That Haven’t Blossomed Yet

My wife was talking to the neighbor when she had noticed that our three-year-old had been gone way too long. As they both looked and called for Jonathan, my wife met him coming out of the house with a cup … Continue reading

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“The People Here Don’t Know Us, Dad.”

Not long ago I could tell something was out of sync with my son. He is thirteen now and I believe is coming to the rude awareness that his innocent elementary days are behind him. He is observing his friends … Continue reading

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God Is In Indianapolis

My 3-year-old was talking about his heart the other day and said, “That’s what I feel in my heart.” And he said it several times. Since I was on bath duty that night, I decided to explore what he meant … Continue reading

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5:1 Initiative Part 2: Joshua’s Bar Barakah

Instead of a bar mitzvah, I chose the route of what is being called the bar barakah, or ‘son of the blessing’ rite for my 13 year old. Below is the outline of this time together with some explanatory notes … Continue reading

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How To Do Well In School

Statistics have shown for quite some time how those do better in school differ from those who do not in their behavior patterns and therefore beliefs. What are students who achieve better grades doing to succeed in school? Here are … Continue reading

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My kids love to dress up, but I didn’t know it was God’s idea!

My daughter would invite friends over asking them to play “dress up” and she got several friends who wondered what this was at first excited about it. Do you know what this is? It is merely some fun wearing different … Continue reading

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