Sometimes I’m so excited to gather people to something I’m not even sure what I’m gathering them TO. Erin has heard “Oh… I forgot to tell you but I invited some people over, in like an hour” I don’t know how many times. She’s very patient and GETS to live with me. “How many people?” she makes the mistake of asking. “Like a lot? Sorry.” … Continue reading Refrigerator Rights
Everything built on a lie falls. Just give it time. Matthew 7:26-27 The Message (MSG) 26-27 “….you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.” My daughter Katie is super sharp. She’s so sharp that it gets her into trouble. She struggles … Continue reading No. More. Secrets.
It’s hard to be honest about flaws in yourself you don’t see… I often walk near a pasture that contains horses. They’re pretty friendly and come up to me out of curiosity or maybe if my wife is with me to see if she brought them a treat. I’ve noticed that when you are walking towards them they might turn their heads sideways or lift … Continue reading Blindspots
If there is one thing I hate it’s being backed into a corner or working in a system that is doomed to fail. I love a mission impossible, but sometimes part of accomplishing something people have given up on can only happen when we rewrite the game, so to speak. I’m not talking about breaking the laws of morality or anything like that, I’m really … Continue reading Find yourself by yourself?
Which is more important, Offence or Defence? “Is there anything more important than building my home?” As a Canadian I know that the expected answer is “No” but it’s not the right one. We are a family centred society, which is not a terrible thing at all and expect that building our family home (in every sense) is the most important thing. More important than … Continue reading Time To Build
You have recurring issues in some area of your life? STOP IT! Are you fighting an addiction? In the words of Bob Newhart… STOP IT!!!! (You should probably watch that Youtube video… pretty funny:) That should be the world’s shortest blog post… I wish it were that easy, I really do. I asked my amazingly optimistic and strong dad how he quit smoking all those … Continue reading STOP IT!
Don’t we all envy whole hearted people? I mean people who can somehow walk into a situation where they know that doing the right thing or standing up for a cause means taking a beating for it? They walk in with a rueful smile and out with one and do the same thing the next day too. These are people I want in my corner. … Continue reading The Whole Hearted. Shame on You!
My first thought this morning… Ever wake up and wonder what went wrong with your marriage? I’ve done that. But this particular morning I was thinking about my marriage and just how lucky and fortunate I am. I might hate everything else, but not my marriage. I always spin the coin to look at the other side of things too and, in doing so, realized … Continue reading I Hate Everything This Morning But My Marriage
I was originally thinking of adding (Is This Even Possible?) to the title? I’m not old yet, so I guess I don’t really know. I do know this, though: Bad Information leads to Bad Assumptions leads to Bad Perspective. Is it possible to find that one person and grow old together with them? You and I are hoping so, even if … Continue reading Looking For Love 5. Growing Old Together
Some friends of ours had a baby last night. Quite an experience if you’ve never had one. I still remember the feeling I had the week we brought Arwen home. I was driving my work truck into the yard and said to myself “I will work as many jobs as I have to to provide for this little girl”. I still remember the … Continue reading Having Babies, and other Narrow Windows of Opportunity