Cubicle Required?

I’m at that point now; that point when I’ve collected my last severance check and the financial faucet has been turned off. I still have money coming in from a few other sources, but it won’t be enough to sustain us for very long. I thought I would be further along with finding other opportunities. […]

The Power of Power Rangers

It’s been almost 20 years since the first episode of The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers aired. How do I know that? Well, recently my 6 year old son became obsessed with the Power Rangers franchise. He devours episode of the show on Netflix. This morning, we watched Season 1, episode 1 of Power Rangers. The last time […]

Adventure Time

It is fitting that on the night I write my 100th post, this is also the night of the 100th episode of Adventure Time. Actually, the two have nothing to do with each other, but it was a funny coincidence and I needed a reason to write about the fact that this is my 100th […]

Random Proverbs 8

I asked my son tonight to give me a number between 1 and 31. I figured it was about as random as me just tapping at a chapter on my phone. I’m not sure he understood my questions completely. He might have thought I was asking for a number that was either 1 or 31. […]

Dad, you don’t have to write.

“Dad, you don’t have to write.” These were the words my son kept repeating to me tonight. Every time it came up that I needed to write tonight, he would exclaim those words to me. Truth is, I was saying the same thing to myself. I haven’t written since last Thursday. I took the weekend […]

Dad, you are so cool.

My son and I spent the evening together tonight. He had karate, then we came home, made dinner, and hung out for a while. He talked me into watch the Regular Show on cartoon network. He memorized the commercials for all his favorite shows so he know that Regular Show comes on “Mondays, at 8/7 […]

Moving Joyfully

About a week ago, a friend asked me to help him move. I reluctantly said yes because this particular person has asked for me help several times in the past and I wasn’t able to. But this time, it was to be on Saturday afternoon. Saturday is typically my day off. I go to the […]

Showing Emotion

This might be a long post. A few months ago, our friends, Blake and Amanda, let us know they would be leaving their positions at our church and moving closer to Amanda’s family in West Virginia. Blake and I have become very close friends while working together with our youth group. And, as couples with […]

Tuesday night at camp

There are a lot of things I will remember about our youth camp this summer. There are phrases and exclamations that started at camp that will last for months and months, and perhaps on into the next camp. There was the memorable trip down the Ocoee River that tried to kill a good portion of […]


I’m back. I cannot even begin to write out what all happened this past week at our annual summer youth camp. I will need a few days to process and will probably use a few posts to cover the amazing week we had in Tennessee. One thing that I was reminded of was the burden […]


As I mentioned the other night, my family and I are leaving tomorrow for a week in the mountains with the youth group I work with. My home will be heavily guarded by ninjas in case any of you have any ideas. We are taking 90+ kids and 25 adults on the trip. It’s going […]


A close friend of mine, and fellow youth leader, spoke tonight at youth group. His talk was about unplugging from the world in order to hear God. He did a fantastic job, and it’s been rolling around in my head so I thought I would write a few quick thoughts. It’s perfect timing. We are […]

Wishes, Dreams, and Sbarro Pizza

My son asked me tonight, “Dad, do you like wishing for things?” His 5-year-old mind concocted this question seemingly from thin air. I don’t know what prompted it, and I certainly wasn’t prepared for it as we sat eating pizza in the mall food court. I was stumped. I didn’t know how to answer him […]


It’s 11:30PM on Wednesday night and my wife and I are supposed to be in Dallas, TX right now, but instead I am sitting at my dinning room table at home. We got to the airport 2 hours before our flight was supposed to depart only to find out that it had been delayed by […]