About a year ago I planted a little jalapeño seed in a small flower pot in a home-made greenhouse on my front porch. I watered it, and cared for it, and checked on it daily with hope for that little seed to sprout… but nothing happened. For weeks I waited and nothing happened. I was just […]
I started playing piano when I was little. Like, first grade little. I liked playing but I hated lessons. So, like may 7-year-olds, I quit. Fast forward 17 years. Now I am 24-years-old and have a herniated disk that is keeping me from working and I have a ton of “free” time. It was then […]
‘Tis the season for peppermint mochas, holly, carols, and chaos. We spend a million hours each December trying to make the holidays happen. And that isn’t going to change. Someone has to write Christmas cards. Someone has to shop for dinners — and then cook them. Someone has to make sure Christmas Eve services happen […]
I have 2 children. My son, Xander, is 6 and my daughter, Aryll, is 5. I date them both. This week, as my Father’s Day present from each of them, they took me on a date. Well, Xander took me on a Man-date. There is a whole pack of dating going on over at the Brown […]
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This last summer one of our church’s student interns was proposed to in the middle of one of our district summer camps. Some friends of theirs worked with the camp staff to plan an epic moment for them as they returned back to the camp. We lined up our 200 campers and leaders along the entrance road, […]
For two short years, our family was blessed to have a very unique pet join the household who came to be known by the name of Special Ed – SpEd for short. In the 2007 Christmas season, a tiny gray house mouse marched boldly into the loud, brightly-lit living room and promptly curled up on […]
This is my 143rd post to this site. I have written almost every week for the past 3.5 years. Thousands of words have been typed. And today, I’ve got nothing to write. Nothing of any great importance comes to mind. But still I write. Have you ever had that happen? You can’t figure out what […]