Recorded for Historical Purposes

Tara had her baby! Originally due June 23rd, Kevin and Tara had a baby girl, who looks a lot like her mom, born apparently yesterday. I have no details, only pictures on Facebook. Congrats Tara! My old friend and mentor, who’s career I have chased for the past decade, has accepted a new job in…

The Spirit of Adventure

I don’t usually just post whole articles from my devotional. Usually I try to wrap some of my own thoughts around them. But today’s devotional just resounded so perfectly, that I figured I’d post it pretty much without change… Suppose God tells you to do something that is an enormous test of your common sense,…

Poetry

When I was a teen, I used to write poetry all the time. As an adult, though, I haven’t really been able to. The emotional angst that I felt back then had to be let out in some way, and poetry was a fun challenge. But nothing has really driven me to being that distraught…

This is my crew, in whom I am well pleased

This month, for Nine12 Serves, we went to a downtown soup kitchen to do an industrial cleaning. This month, like the last 2 previous, the Vertical Production Team, has shown up faithfully at, or about, 7:30am in the morning, on their Saturday, ready, willing, and even joyful to serve God in a tangible way. Lending…

And now, for no reason at all and with no conclusions attached, here are some random quotes from today's news…

Source Uncited (and therefore suspect, but interesting nonetheless) “In an interview just last week, Falwell said he stands by his statements after 9/11, blaming “abortionists,” gays, lesbians, the ACLU and People for American Way for helping to cause the attacks. In the same interview, (last week) he said he is asking God to grant him…

This Chair Be High, Says I

This week, and all of a sudden, Benjamin hit another major development milestone. I’m not sure if it can be attributed to all the attention Grandma and Grandpa Watters showered on him during their visit this weekend, or maybe to him getting dedicated in front of the church (along with 12 other babies) on Sunday……

I'm ready for my bionic arm now

My skin graft got infected. Apparently I use my arm too much (you know, for LIVING!) and one of the stitches (probably) worked its way under the new skin and has created an angry red infection about the circumference of a baseball (fastball, not slowball) on my arm. So that’s awesome. I’m not allowed to…

The Daniel Fast

I’ve done my best not to talk about it, because the Bible is pretty clear that were not supposed to make a big of doing it, but for the past 3 weeks we’ve been fasting. And not just Nicole and I — most of our church has been on a Daniel Fast. In general this…

Tessaract

When I was young I loved to read. When my family lived in Bangladesh, our compound had pretty much the entire hardback set of Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books, and I read them all — despite being 5. My dad read us the Narnia Series and the Hobbit when we were just little tykes,…