I started a longer blog, then deleted it. Then started another one, deleting that one too. Sometimes, less is more. Happy 5th Birthday to this guy. I love you and miss you every day.
If you were to ask me to list for you the best days in my 40+ years on the earth, I would have no problem rattling them off - some with dates I could remember, some with just the day. Gave my life to Christ √ Married Jaclyn √ The birth of all four kids … Continue reading Beauty from Ashes
Last Friday morning was my 19th first day of school as a professional educator and it really has become one of my favorite days of the school year. Most of our students are dressed nicely, have smiles on their faces, and are happy to see one another and the school staff. It's always fun to … Continue reading And this one. . . And this one. . .
This morning, I did something that felt wrong. It felt like indifference, uncaring, callousness. It felt like I was betraying someone. After almost two years without him, I changed the pictures on my social media accounts to those that didn't include my son, Kane. And then I sat and cried. Two years later, I'm … Continue reading Move!
This past week - I blew it! Those of you that really know me are likely thinking, "What's new?" Or, "Which time?" I tell people all the time to just follow me around for a little while and you can watch me mess something else up. But, unless you are in the minority (or just … Continue reading Don’t Blow It
If I asked you to name something that meets all of the following criteria, what would you say meets them all? It is something that is well-known, sought-after, sometimes harsh, sometimes ignored, liberating and restrictive at the same time, often hard to see, and never discriminates. Since it doesn't matter how much I lead into … Continue reading The Truth Shall Set You Free
Yesterday, America voted in Mid-Term Elections - bringing in new Senators and Representatives (and, mostly, re-christening existing ones) to head to Washington, D.C. on behalf of their area of the nation. For the weeks and months prior to November 6th, we listened to and watched (again), ad nauseam, the reasons why we should vote one … Continue reading Blind leading the Blind
Any writer that wants more people to read what they write stays away from anything too controversial. Start talking politics or race relations in our country and you alienate half of your potential audience, at minimum. Well, since writing isn't my paying gig. . . . When it comes to politics, I count myself as … Continue reading I blame you both
Short blog this week, which might be preferred (by you and me). I'm sure Rick Warren has rights, copyrights, license agreements, and other legal ties to the phrase "Purpose-Driven Life." That's not what this is about, so I'm not worried about the legal and subsequent financial ramifications of today's title. What I am worried about … Continue reading Purpose Driven
Tomorrow morning marks the date. 365 days. 12 months. A full year has gone by. For me though, even as the calendar's algorithmic equation moves dates along on days of the week, it will always be a Friday morning. This morning. Over the course of the past year, I have played a lot of … Continue reading What If . . .