Victory Through Tragedy

On this particularly difficult day in America, I’d like for us to take a moment and pray for those who were directly affected by the 9/11 terror attacks twelve years ago. Pray for their hearts, wounded and salted by this anniversary. Pray for their courage as they seek a nearly unreachable forgiveness. Pray for theirContinue reading “Victory Through Tragedy”

I Hope You’re Not Like These Kids

The sun came out only once – every seven years, for just one day. Margot was the only girl in the class who had seen the sun once, when she was barely old enough to remember it. But no one believed her when she tried to describe it. So they tossed her into the closetContinue reading “I Hope You’re Not Like These Kids”

Happiness vs. Joy

Popular Office star, Rainn Wilson, hosts Soul Pancake on Youtube. It’s sort of a Candid Camera in reverse where anyone who encounters Soul Pancake isn’t terrified or embarrassed, but leaves with a smile or a new friend. It’s actually a great channel if you need a pick-me-up. But in one interview, Wilson talks to rising star Olivia WildeContinue reading “Happiness vs. Joy”

Tomorrow’s Music

Recently I’ve been going through all of my CD’s, throwing out outdated discs, importing keepsakes from otherwise terrible albums, and keeping the ones that are still listen-worthy. The past few weeks have been filled with a lot of Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot, Newsboys, Creed, Aerosmith, Lit… basically all the guys that built the audio bridgeContinue reading “Tomorrow’s Music”

Casting Stones

I was driving to work yesterday, just a regular 80’s-music-induced drive. I drove the usual speed limit, dealt with the usual traffic not knowing how to merge, and then it happened. I was singing along with the Cranberries (don’t judge), and I actually saw the white pebble slip out from under the truck in frontContinue reading “Casting Stones”

Doors, Dogs, and Doubt

So it has finally begun. I realize I’ve been quiet on the topic of our adoption journey since I’ve first started this blog early last year. Well, with our classes out of the way (not much to blog about there), the paper work filled out (most of if), and house made as child-proof as canContinue reading “Doors, Dogs, and Doubt”

Life of Pi: To Read or to Watch … That’s the Question, Isn’t it?

Sarabeth and I sat down to watch Life of Pi less than an hour after I finished reading the book. Having read the book of course, I was extremely excited for the movie – and curious as to how it had maintained just a PG rating. I know some of my readers have yet to see theContinue reading “Life of Pi: To Read or to Watch … That’s the Question, Isn’t it?”