A few months ago I heard the earworm, "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey. I've kept it in the vault for months, and against my better judgment, I'm referencing it today. If you haven't heard the song, it's about a fighting couple. And apparently, things got pretty heated because they were throwing dishes... at each other.
This has been a week full of a lot of emotions and anger. Since April a zero-tolerance policy has been in effect on the Mexico border. That meant that people coming across would be prosecuted in a criminal court. The end result of this zero-tolerance policy was that young children were separated from their parents.
There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that you have been heard. Countless times, I walked into the house as a young father and called for my wife, Kelly, to help me with something. If I couldn’t get a response, I immediately looked at the children and asked, “Where’s your mother?” Regardless of the reason that I needed her, I really wanted to know that I had been heard.
I'm back at it with my super relevant song tie-ins. This week I'm going to the, often confused with Blink-182, recently turned country, pop-punk band Lit. I couldn't be more cutting edge, right? I think I've discovered a new type of dadism. You have dad jokes, dad reflexes, and now dad song references.
If you watched our Celtics get beat by the Cavaliers last week, you probably have very little love for Lebron. Although it was really amazing to see a young Celtics team give LeBron a run for his money, the pure talent and maturity of James and the Cavs won out.
In game one of the 2018 NBA finals, Lebron James put up 51 points…
If someone were to tell me that Boston had more dogs in it than children, I wouldn't be surprised. If Boston loves dogs, I think JP loves them even more. Don't have a dog? A stroll down Centre Street will give plenty of dog watching opportunities, and it's not hard to understand why people love their dogs so much. Dogs can become great companions. There is a reason we call them, "Man's best friend." They're fun, rewarding, and loyal.
For the past three weeks, we have explored who created work, why work matters, and how to know what job God wants you to take. As one person told me this week at Community Group, "You guys have me thinking about work all the time now!" You'll be happy to know we're shifting the conversation from work to rest. Now that's something you can support…
A first-year MBA student felt for years that God was calling him to "More." And to be honest, after years of schooling he wasn't even sure he wanted to be in the business world. During this time, to make ends meet, he was working at a local coffee shop making cappuccinos and americanos. One day, during a long shift, he took a break and ordered an espresso hoping it would give him the energy...
For the past year and a half, we’ve lived next to the graveyards in the Forest Hills/Woodbourne area. When your house is essentially in the graveyard district you can’t be scared of graveyards or you’d never leave. So, I’ve had to work through some things. I’ve become more comfortable staring at death almost every day. Those gravestones are a constant reminder that I’m not promised tomorrow. They have pushed me to think about life a little differently… and do more research on weird things I see in the graveyard.
Have you ever fallen down a Youtube black hole? Yeah, you have... you know what I'm talking about. It draws you in and there is little that can break you away from its gravitational pull. Every once and a while this happens to me, and it's not always as bad as I made it sound. Sometimes I happen upon some a gem. One day while clicking through Youtube videos I found the fascinating "Tommy Edison Experience" channel.
Some of you may already know that before living in North Carolina, I was born and raised in Western New York. Think 2 hours southeast of Buffalo near the Pennsylvania border. I still have family in the area and so about every two years, we have been spending a week in the summer at Allegany state park for a camping trip where we stay in rustic cabins (meaning no plumbing) and just enjoy the great outdoors in between visits with family.