Story Envy

Good Friday to You, All of us enjoy a good story. Friends and family members regularly share personal stories from their lives.  Hollywood masterfully tells stories in our favorite movies and TV series. Companies spend …

He Looks Real Happy

Good Friday to You, I finished, and that’s…well…about all I can say. The winning runner completed the course almost exactly TWO HOURS before I stumbled across the finish line. I was trying to smile, but my face …

What Do You See?

Happy Friday! Can you see what it is?  (If you can’t I’ll give the answer at the end 😉 ) Remember the “Magic Eye” craze of the 90’s?  It seemed like all of a sudden …

The Devil Made Me Do It

Good Friday to You, It was a beautiful summer day. My cousin Timmy and I were motivated, focused, and determined. The mission:  to dig a secret underground network of tunnels in grandma’s backyard…and we had …

There It Is

Good Friday to You, More than any other in the world, this is the place I have been visualizing.  This is Westgate Entertainment District…a multi-million dollar retail area near the Arizona Cardinal’s Football Stadium.  Ironically, …

You’re Too Young

Good Friday to You…a day late, Yep…that’s what we looked like the Spring I graduated from seminary. I was 25 with 4 ½ years of marriage under my belt. Those were both challenging and rewarding …

Winter Blues

Happy Friday! If you’re like me, wintertime can present a challenge in the mood department. Something about the cold temperatures, overcast skies, and shortened days make it easy for me to feel melancholy. Sometimes, reality …

Wardrobe Malfunction

Good Friday to You, Carol Ann’s greatest fear for me happened last weekend… well… almost. She’s pretty convinced she will one day look up to discover I am preaching with my pants unzipped. She has …

Happy New Year!

Good Friday to You, This Sunday is my absolute favorite day of the year…New Year’s Day! It’s not because of a party, activity, or tradition. It’s not because of the weather. It’s not because I …