Be a delight

Be a delight

I am not always the easiest person to be around. If you ask my wife, she will, without equivocation, affirm that statement. I can be hard to love. I can be impatient, stubborn, and prideful at times, refusing to admit when I’ve screwed up even though I know I’ve...
Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Many years ago (before kids – so at least 20), I made this elaborate 12 Days of Valentine’s poster. Taking a sheet of poster board, I cut out 12 windows and taped paper in the back with whatever that day’s Valentine’s gift was. I know; it was...
Manly Men

Manly Men

Admittedly, I don’t watch much TV. It’s not that I’m against TV. I just don’t get into it. But the show’s opening jingles stick with me. And even though I may have watched only one episode, the jingle for Two and a Half Men is bouncing...
Words

Words

“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” We’ve all heard that phrase. We’ve used that phrase. Sometimes, we abide by that phrase. But sometimes we don’t. And there’s a lot of opportunity for both. As human beings, we average around 16,000 words in...
What are you running toward

What are you running toward

I have a saying that I often share with others: You’re never sitting still in life. You’re either moving closer to God or further away from Him. We tend to drift if we’re not intentionally taking action. I want to take that idea in a slightly...
Exhibit A

Exhibit A

I don’t see myself as being a good example as it seems like I have made more mistakes than accomplishments. I have dealt with my own personal battles with sin, with pride being the biggest issue. When I reflect on my past and compare it to my present, I am left...
Comfort

Comfort

I could hear the wind and rain pounding on the bedroom window as I sank deeper into the blankets. The weather was just plain miserable, but here I was, all cozied up and ready to sip my sleepy tea and drift off into a comfortable sleep. But sleep wasn’t gonna happen...
New Year

New Year

If your house is anything like ours, the process of de-decorating Christmas and putting it away is an emotional one. We love Christmas! We love the music, decorations, sweet treats, and homemade cinnamon rolls that are ONLY made on Christmas Eve. Then there’s...
Reminders

Reminders

Over the summer months, there is a chore that continually falls onto my shoulders. It’s one that I don’t usually look forward to, so I don’t often think about it… Unless I’m reminded of it. You know that whole idea of out of sight, out of mind? Yeah, that...
Simple

Simple

Writing is something that I simply enjoy doing. Because I like writing, I like reading and discovering new ideas (at least for me) to write about. Maybe a new concept or insight that’s fresh, and I want to share that with everyone else. Nothing wrong here. But...