Rhythms Eat Resolutions

Rhythms Eat Resolutions

I spent Christmas with my family. We shared a house with my brother’s family. It was great to catch up. One of the random conversations we had was about typing speed. I’m convinced that typing as we currently know it will not be a thing in a decade or two. You’ll either dictate everything or use your thumbs on a screen. Keyboards will be special tools used by programers and old people like me. He didn’t agree…

A Grown-Up Christmas

A Grown-Up Christmas

Maybe you've noticed this too?  This time of year you often see people you haven't in a while either by traveling home, or a family picture posted on social media, or an old-fashioned Christmas card. Often times I realize how many years have passed since I last saw family or friends by the size or number of their children…

An Upside-Down Christmas

An Upside-Down Christmas

The first time I ever heard of an upside down Christmas tree was about 10 years ago when my aunt was trying to figure out how to fit more presents under her tree. Those branches become a full stop to presents being stacked, and all the presents spill out onto the floor. And so her idea to get one the hip flipped Christmas trees was purely practical. While flipping a Christmas tree seems so weird today, tradition tells us…

My Child is A Prophet

My Child is A Prophet

In our house, the kid’s rooms are downstairs and everything else is upstairs. This means that if I need to communicate with one of my children while they’re downstairs, I have to actually make the journey. That’s a lot of work. So I have two choices: A) Purchase a cell phone and text them messages like, “It’s time for dinner.” B) Use the resources the Lord has provided and send one of their siblings downstairs to deliver the message. Who am I to question the Lord’s provision? I’m choosing B every time.

A Forever Family

A Forever Family

The adoption process is almost always long and hard, but I love seeing families adopt children. Many of my friends are foster parents, and social media has allowed me to watch the process from the outside. First, they bring home a child, but their faces are covered up with a heart or some other cute emoji. Over the weeks, months, and years they give updates about the child and the situation.

You've Got A Friend In Me

You've Got A Friend In Me

In the Pixar classic "Toy Story" we meet Woody the cowboy and Buzz Lightyear a spaceman from the future, two toys that would become friends by the end of the movie, but begin as bitter rivals.   Woody is the cowboy incumbent top-toy who is threatened by the newcomer's flashy style, newest-latest great thing status, and admiration of the other toys. When the rivalry boils over the two find themselves lost and in danger of being left behind forever if they don't catch up with their child, Andy.

Is Marriage Outdated?

Is Marriage Outdated?

I was recently watching a TV show where a partially drunk bridesmaid gave an uncomfortably awkward reception speech. This bridesmaid’s marriage was on the rocks. Her relationship with her husband was complicated, to say the least. The result was very little marital bliss and a whole bunch of pain. Her glorious reception speech went as such, “Marriage is hard work. I mean, one second everything is great, and then you step on some invisible land mine and boom, KABOOM!

God's Plan For Singleness

God's Plan For Singleness

In March of this year, CNN reported that there has never been a better time to be single. Not only are there more singles in the U.S. than ever before, it seems like the trend will continue. People are marrying later if they marry at all. 55% of millennials say that getting married is not an important milestone to become an adult. That stat that has shifted significantly in the past 50 years.