A Day Of Preparation

It’s a day of preparation.  Whether you’re preparing for Christmas by decorating your home and tree, or you’re preparing by being out among the crowds shopping for presents, you’re likely spending the…

Racism: The Enemy Of America

I want to introduce you to someone who is incredibly dear to my heart: His name is Eric. Eric came into my sister’s life when things looked bleak.  She battles so many…

The Tragic Reality Of Today

This is the blog post that I never planned on writing.  These are thoughts I never wanted to have to think through.  Hard thoughts and tough questions are mixed together in my…

The Reformation: 500 Years Ago Today

500 years ago today one man changed the course of history.  On October 31st, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses onto the doors of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany thus creating…

The Day Of Atonement

For many Yom Kippur is nothing more than two words that show up on our calendars in grey font and represent a holiday we know very little, if anything about. Yom Kippur…

We Stand Because They Fell

Across America families, friends, and strangers stand together in backyards, bars, and living rooms to cheer on the National Football League.  Their loyalty to their chosen team may be as a result…

A Hurricane To Slow You Down

Keith looked at the tv a couple weeks back, saw the hurricane, looked at me and said “I don’t have a good feeling about this one”. Last week saw us regularly watching…

Dissecting Disappointment

It was the chance of a lifetime.  Not just full access, but an invitation was extended to submit a book proposal without a literary agent.  In January I fidgeted in my seat…

When My Eyes Can’t See

Weeks had been spent in research, meticulous notes had been made, and no detail was left from our scouting plan.  Finances had been tucked away for this trip, and our expectations were…

The One Word I Hate The Most

Religion:  That 8 letter icky word that makes my skin crawl.   Oh don’t get me wrong, I’ve spent my fair share of time sitting right in the middle of it.  I’m…