Gideon, my youngest child of three, turned one year old today. We sang, had cupcakes, and gave him a little something. While our simple festivities were going on it struck me that this birthday party looked very different than when my first child turned a year old. It seemed like such a big deal to me and my wife then such that we felt obligated (not in a bad way) to celebrate differently, to some, even appearing over the top.Read more "Thoughts On Gideon’s Birthday"
On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, Adam and his brother Lou were working under his truck. Unfortunately they didn’t have it blocked up and the truck fell off the jack. The truck came down on both brothers. Thankfully Lou was able to walk away from the incident with only aches and pains. Adam on the other […]Read more "Eternal Life"
I could slow these pictures down but not really. This life is a vapor. Time really does fly, and it flies fast.Read more "Flies Fast"
After last Wednesday’s gathering I received a couple questions and comments about one of the songs we sang. “This doesn’t sound like a worship song. Why are we singing it in worship?” Good observations. So I thought I would take a moment and say a little something about it. The song is “Learning How To […]Read more "Exhortation To Learn To Die"
UPDATE: Since posting, I have spoken to my friend, Ben Ratchford whom I quoted below. We had a good conversation and he was able to state in more detail, what His post was about. While my brother and I probably don’t agree theologically at every point, I was glad to hear that we agreed on the […]Read more "If It Be Thy Will, Confession or Cop-out?"
Here is a little something I wrote for my Mom on her birthday back in 2009. I still mean it. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Mother, dear mother I desire to take this time To pronounce this rhyme To use this sheet for my Heart to speak Words not of excellence (For which you are known for instance) Rather […]Read more "Simply Be Happy"
Friends, family, and everyone else, When I look at Spencer and Mareli; when I think about them as a couple and the beautiful future that lies ahead of them, I can think of much to celebrate and much to look forward too. Like cousins, or turning 21. This couple’s engagement was intense. On top of […]Read more "Wedding Toast – Spencer & Mareli"