I had a heated confrontation with a couple while shopping with my family yesterday. After my children walked past, the lady turned and said very loudly “I guess those kids really needed to rudely get past me!” I stopped. My … Continue reading My Little Fight (Is God a Bad Dad?)
There is a place in Lakeland, Florida, beside one of the lakes, that my children and I have always referred to as the Secret Hideout. My two sons regularly ask if we can go to the Secret Hideout for a while. We go there and throw rocks into the lake, play in the dirt, climb trees, or just sit and talk. Sometimes, we’ll find a coin or an old army toy in the dirt and make up stories and adventures about how those items came to be in that location. It’s not really a secret place (sometimes we have to … Continue reading What the… Hail?!
My six year old son, William, recently decided he was going to go on a ride of which he had always been scared in the past: Splash Mountain at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. He asked if we could watch the ride together … Continue reading Are You Proud of Me, Dad?
A conversation with my daughter, Alyson, sparked this post. She was talking to me about various issues going on in her life now that she’s a 16 year old in a college environment, and a lot of the interpersonal drama … Continue reading The Long Game
Sanctuary: A place of refuge or safety. A holy place; a temple or church. Language reveals much about who we are as people and the values we uphold. Recently, my wife, Kacie, and I visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New … Continue reading The Lost Sanctuary
Last night, I couldn’t sleep. So, I turned on something I thought would bore me to sleep, The Bible miniseries that ran several years ago (turns out… it’s not as bad as I remember it). The problem is, I’m a … Continue reading Allegiance
If you wanted to become an Israelite in the Old Testament times (this was before the notion of a Jewish race), there was a ceremony that was meant to set males apart and designate them as part of the Israelite … Continue reading Symbols: Circumcision, Baptism, & Phylacteries