Have you ever had the opportunity to stop, remain silent, and simply observe the world around you? Our world is so busy. But, for what? There is a mad dash towards something. By the looks of culture, I’m not sure anyone really knows what the “something” so desperately pursued. Some run after wealth finding no amount […]Read more "What’s the Rush?"
Time flies when your having fun. And, for the past nine years, I have been having lots of fun. Nine years ago, my wife and I said, “I do” thereby declaring our commitment to one another, come “hell or high water.” Through nine years we’ve experienced both “hell and high water”, yet together we remain! […]Read more "Nine Years"
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love the music, lights, and general holiday cheer. The food is always delicious, and the desserts are heavenly. Time with family is priceless. Overall, this is a wonderful time of the year. There’s more to Christmas than holiday traditions, however. There’s an ancient tradition that is […]Read more "Preparing in Advent"
This past week held a significant anniversary for me. On March 29, 1999, my father died of a heart attack after playing a game of Around the World outside at the basketball goal. My spring break that year wasn’t spent in glee, but gloom. I wrote a little about my father’s passing before, but such an […]Read more "Seventeen Years Goes Fast"
Yesterday, my son and I had plans to visit my sister. We arrived early and decided to go for a walk while we waited for her to arrive. My sister lives in our grandparents’ old home, meaning I’ve visited that home and neighborhood for multiple decades. Yet, I saw the neighborhood again with fresh eyes […]Read more "A Nice Day for a Walk"
As Christmas as come and gone, I’m reflecting on the two Christmas narratives that run concurrently during the month of December. On Christmas narrative is the ideal portrayed best in various holiday movies and songs, on in the wondrous photo taken above (the photographer and photograph was linked via pinterest). There is a particular channel […]Read more "A Tale of Two Christmases"
I have been away from this blog for a while. Couple together my own internal struggle with calling and vocation along with the arrival of a new baby, a little boy, and time slips by you too quickly. Time does that, doesn’t it? When you have a newborn, you find yourself wishing time would move […]Read more "One step at a time"
Driving around town the other day I saw a car too heavily plastered with bumper stickers. As you might gather, I’m not big on bumper stickers. Totally a personal opinion, nothing more. This particular car had a lot of what would be defined as feminist stickers. This car also had stuck to it a badge […]Read more "Bad Bumper Sticker: “Against abortion? Get a Vasectomy.” … Really!?"
Ravi Zacharias was preaching recently and he quoted a portion of a poem I had never heard. It had special significance to me as I reflect on a year that recently ended as well as a year recently begun. The poem is called “God Knows” and was written by Minnie Louise Haskins. Here is what […]Read more "“Safer than a known way”"
I’ve never seen the play “Rent”, yet I’m indebted to it because now I can sing that five-hundred-twenty-five-thousand-six-hundred more minutes of my life have come and gone (was I supposed to hyphenate all that??????). And now, I want to briefly reflect on this year and comment on a “resolution” for the year to come. What […]Read more "One year to review, another to preview"