What Scares You?

After work one night, I decided to go to the movies. I drove to one of the theaters close to where I was working at the time and bought a ticket for the last showing of the night. I walked in and sat down in a seat in the middle of an aisle, two thirdsContinue reading “What Scares You?”

Living II – Believe in Me

Language is a funny thing. We use words constantly to express ourselves and assume that the words we use will be understood as we mean them. For instance, if I were to say to someone here, “That’s a nice tie you’re wearing” or “That’s a nice dress you have on”; we would most likely hearContinue reading “Living II – Believe in Me”

Drowning and Other Impediments to Life

When I was about thirteen or so, I nearly drowned. Okay, maybe I wasn’t really in as much danger as I thought but I was pretty sure at the time I was drowning. It certainly felt that way. It happened one summer afternoon when my sister was invited to go swimming at a friend’s house.Continue reading “Drowning and Other Impediments to Life”

Living I – Believing

The Deeper Magic On one of the shelves in our study at the house is a tattered, taped up copy of an old children’s book. It is the first in a seven-part series of books that originally belonged to my brother-in-law who gave them to me several years ago. The second through seventh volumes areContinue reading “Living I – Believing”

With All Your Heart – Preparing

Something Missing Sundays are always chaos for my family and I. Usually, we end up being at church about half an hour early, leaving after most people have left, and coming back for evening things like youth, children’s activities, and choir. In between, I try to get something to eat and start my study forContinue reading “With All Your Heart – Preparing”

With All Your Heart – Making a New Thing

Playing with Legos One of my favorite things as a kid – and as an adult – is Legos. For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed sitting down and creating things from those little plastic blocks. Hours and hours of my life as a child and as father have been spent sittingContinue reading “With All Your Heart – Making a New Thing”