Goals For 2014 (And A Giveaway!)

Jan 07

Goals For 2014 (And A Giveaway!)

Did you make any resolutions? Or are you one of those, “I never keep them so why make them?” types? I’ve set a few goals, and decided to make a few changes. Goal: Read 20 non-work-related books this year. (It comes to about one every two and a half weeks. Totally doable, right?) Change: Moving my phone charger from my nightstand to the kitchen....

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The shortest post ever written on the question of “Should Christians do the Santa thing?”

Dec 18

This morning on the way to school, my four year old asked me where Superman lives, and I panicked because I don’t want him to grow up and be an atheist. That’s the logical conclusion, right? If I lie to my kid about Superman, or the tooth fairy, or Santa Claus, he’ll never trust me again. What will he think about Jesus when he finds out none of...

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An open letter to parents

Dec 11

Dear parents of the world, First of all, let me say that I’m not writing to you as an uninformed onlooker, but as one of you. My wife and I have young children- I know what I’m talking about. I’m in the trenches with you, covered in spit-up, stepping on Legos, doling out chewy vitamins and pancakes every morning. I’m one of you. So understand...

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Cooking, Cleaning, Shepherding

Nov 13

Cooking, Cleaning, Shepherding

Tonight, our church will have its annual Family Thanksgiving Dinner. I’m sure your church has one, too. For some people, it’s the first time this season they’ll bust out their awesome fall sweaters. Congregants show up with casseroles, yams, rolls, and pies. We eat a lot, talk a lot, laugh a lot, and bring to-go plates to those who couldn’t...

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An update on my #303030 project

Nov 11

Someone asked if I’d given up, because I haven’t been posting pictures on Instagram. The answer is no. I’m still going, and it’s been fun. I’ll admit, I did miss two days, but other than that, I’ve been keeping up with it. But I did stop posting pictures because I felt a little convicted about doing that. My motivation was never to...

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30 30 30

Oct 29

I’ll keep this brief. I’m turning 30 soon. Too old to be into pop music and MTV, not old enough to leave my family and buy a Ferrari. I could wax poetic on where I’ve been and where I am, but waxing sounds painful. Instead, I’m gonna do some good. I’ve decided that for 30 days leading up to my 30th birthday, I’m going to do 30...

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I am not today

Oct 14

Today I’m tired. I didn’t sleep well, and I didn’t sleep much. Today I’m weary. Life has been busy, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to slow down anytime soon. Today I’m clueless. I have more questions than answers, more loose ends than bows-on-top. Today I’m weak. My insecurities are close to the surface, and my...

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