On my drive to work I passed, what appeared to be, a photo shoot on the sidewalk of a rather unglamorous road with nothing but shabby looking, overgrown grass on the other side. I gathered it was an engagement photo shoot, from the couple in dressy casual clothes, awkwardly holding each other and trying to … Continue reading Framing The Shot :: Thoughts on our selectively public lives…
I’ve been planning on writing this for some time now but I knew I had to get the timing right. Letting enough time pass that I could actually tell the story in its entirety and not feel overwhelmed or crushed by it, but not letting so much time pass that I’d forget some of the … Continue reading A Few Days In March :: Our story of life, love, heroes, healing, family, friends, providence and pain
Last night was not my favorite. (If you don't know, we have seven week old twins...enough said.) I struggled to get out of bed this morning, motivated solely by the little beeping sound of my coffee maker reminding me that there are still wonderful things in life to be enjoyed, even when you're exhausted and … Continue reading It Cuts Like A Knife :: Thoughts on love and friendship
Here's a link to the message I just preached yesterday on "The Fear of the Lord." It's the first message in our series on the book of Proverbs. Several of you have asked me for the notes, so I figured I'd share them here on the blog. (There is a brief synopsis of the journey … Continue reading “Fear” the Lord?
Every time Erin and I clean the house we end up silently criticizing each other. Eventually that silent criticism takes on new life when I open my stupid mouth and give it a voice. It has happened more times than I can remember since early on in our marriage. At some point I will say … Continue reading Cleaning House :: The way NOT to grow…
The other I day I saw a bumper sticker on a car that read, “You’re a loser. I'm a Goddess. Any questions?” Did I mention that the car was parked in a Walmart parking lot, where I’m sure the owner of the bumper sticker was, at that moment, purchasing a matching velour track suit with … Continue reading Bumper Stickers and Value
Back in my college days I was a part of a scholarship “ministry team.” Which should let you know that I went to a Christian school, since nobody else gives you scholarships for “ministry.” The specific team I was on was called YouthQuest, which sounds really lame but it was actually pretty awesome. We traveled … Continue reading The Spiritual Discipline Of Trash Collection