What’s the Rush?

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 […]

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Nine Years

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! […]

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Preparing in Advent

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 […]

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Seventeen Years Goes Fast

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 […]

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A Nice Day for a Walk

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 […]

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A Tale of Two Christmases

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 […]

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One step at a time

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 […]

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“Safer than a known way”

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 […]

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