Every year our church hosts the graduation ceremonies for the Preschool next door. And every year I am amazed at the insane level of enthusiasm in the room. Parents start showing up, as early as, two hours before the ceremony hoping to secure a good seat for pictures. There are tripods being set up at … Continue reading Preschool Graduations :: Thoughts on God’s joy in us
Here's a link to the sermon I preached this past Sunday at our church: http://tinyurl.com/3vlu7qo I struggled with the decision to post this because I didn't want to appear to be self-publicizing. But then I realized that I have my own blog and that ship has already sailed. But I did want you to know … Continue reading How We Grow As Christians
Have you ever received a Christmas gift from someone that you didn’t have a gift for in return. Do you remember how it felt? Did you feel the sudden urge to lie to them and tell them that you left their gift at home. Or to quickly repackage the gift card that you still had … Continue reading Bug-Infested Trash Trees :: Some Thoughts On Grace…
To a man, a yard is a very special place. It is a place of toil and struggle, a place of frustration and discouragement, and a place that is home to many dangers, i.e. fire ants, allergens, pokey things of all varieties, etc…. However, it can also be a place of victory and glory. A … Continue reading An Epic Tale Of Battle And Victory
For the past couple of weeks, each bright, new, hopeful morning has been accompanied by the misery of itchy, swollen eyes, mucousy coughs, unrelenting sneezing and a runny nose that flows like the Euphrates. This isn’t new for me, in fact, for most of my life I have suffered under the tyrannous reign of allergens. … Continue reading Allergies, Needle Anxiety & Growth
The last week in my house played out much like “Night Of The Living Dead.” One by one, each member of my family fell victim to a horrific stomach virus that left them vomiting and comatose. By Thursday, I was the only one left and I could feel it closing in on me. But, it … Continue reading Zombies, Sickness & Self-righteousness
So, today I decided I would start a series with the blog. I don’t think it will be a consecutive series, meaning that I don’t think every week for the next 3-4 weeks will be about this. But I have several different posts in mind and I think I will write them all eventually. What … Continue reading The Gospel In Literature :: What’s In A Name?