Somehow last week I ended up reading this. It's had me remembering what a stud I think that guy was. I did my first report on him in 5th grade. Mostly it's his speeches, passion, and amazing leadership ability that I'm impressed by. It had me thinking today about this. Because he quoted it here. … Continue reading do right or be right?
One of my favorite things about realizing theStory that runs through the scripture is beginning to understand how I could fit in. Earlier this week Jerry and Dana and I had a conversation about heaven. There hasn't really been mention of it yet in the story, but it's kind of been the implicit driver. Remember … Continue reading Movin on up
I've started trying to go to the gym Sunday afternoons. The kids are napping, Megan is grading papers, It's perfect. This Sunday, as I walked in Ira Glass was talking in my ears about the theme for the show I'd picked. The first story was about a "mail carrier." It made me think of Stephan's … Continue reading cliff clavin
What would it feel like to be the one person on earth who's found favor with God. To be picked, by the God, out of everyone to start over the whole human race. I think it would be humbling (why me) then inspirational (well then I'm really going to do a freakin good job) then … Continue reading the only living boy in new york
This morning I had to fight the strong urge to just start in on everything. I mean, I got through the opening stuff here at the shop and then felt ready to start in on my inbox and get ready for an 8am meeting I'd scheduled. But I know the space between my ears is … Continue reading take a break
So, I'm trying to figure out why God has all these epic fails... Yesterday Jerry came out with that statement and I felt like it kind of hung in the air. We're working through the story of scripture, and in the last two weeks the Garden of Eden was ruined and humanity was such a … Continue reading there’s a gorilla in the room
Last night I should've counted the number of times my son told me Wesley wasn't his name. "Wesley let's go outside." "My name's not Wesley." "Oh, sorry, King Simba let's go outside." "O.K. Mufassa, let's go." He's in a real Lion King phase right now. It's only O.K. because Wesley's not going to forget who … Continue reading don’t forget.
Look at this... When I kept it all inside, my bones turned to powder, my words became daylong groans. The pressure never let up; all the juices of my life dried up. Then I let it all out; I said, "I'll make a clean breast of my failures to God." Suddenly the pressure was gone—my guilt dissolved, my sin disappeared. These … Continue reading what’s your story?
So I read Psalm 77 this morning. I know sometimes it's hard to get the psalms. It can be tough to figure out what they're actually saying. But, this morning, this one was good for me. In the first nine verses the writer is in some kind of bad spot. Wishing things weren't going the … Continue reading it’s like the drive through speaker
I watched the pilot episode of Arrested Development with Megan last night. Besides being a great episode of a great show, it has a perfect intro to a story. You meet each of the characters and get just enough information to wonder what's going to happen with all of them. It hooks you into what … Continue reading arrested development