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How old are you?

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Last night I was walking Emily’s friend part way up the street to her house after an evening of playing. As I watched this six year old riding her scooter, wearing a helmet of course, roll down the sidewalk, I had this strange sense come over me. The sense of being 37 years old. I […]

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Changes coming…Part 3…probably the end of it…

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That’s funny. There is no end in sight when it comes to change. What I mean is, this is the last of my “Changes coming…” series…for now 🙂 This last week I’ve had a heightened awareness of the fact that we as humans are constantly on the go, in and out of the grocery store, […]

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Just keepin’ it real…

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Here’s a blurb from one of my favorite movies, if not my favorite, that I’d like to share. I think I’ve shared it previously, but I recently watched the movie again and was reminded of why I like it so much…it’s a scene between Dustin Hoffman and Will Ferrell after Hoffman’s character, a literary professor, […]

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Hey Everybody!

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So, not sure really who or how many are out there anymore, but in the next few days I have a couple favors to ask. The only way I can repay you is to thank you in advance for taking the time to read this, take action, and hopefully help make a healthy and lasting […]

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Loved it!

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I love South Dakota. It gets under your skin. I know a lot of people have their opinions, but if they have never visited then they just don’t know that small towns, prairie landscapes, and really wonderful people live there. One of my friends lives in L.A. and wants to move to a small town […]

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Ooh, ooh, ooh

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I just got to the Mall of America to walk aimlessly for a few hours in peace and quiet, take in captialism in its grandeur, look forward to purge more from my closet…But, I must tell you all something the guy next to me on the plane said. It will for sure go in the […]

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The number of our days

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“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the […]

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Confessions and grief

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I must confess…I met someone. Well, he found me, or at least found his way into my heart. We haven’t ever met and now we won’t until I die. His name is Kaden Vierra and he moved into his new permanent home in Heaven today at 10:58 a.m. Kaden was 2 1/2 years old. His […]

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Conversations with a 5 year old

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July 11th If Emily looks older in the above picture than she did yesterday, it’s because she’s 5…but it’s also because she learned about Noah today… I did not intend for it to happen this way, but on the way home from dinner it was just the two of us in the car. (Jason had […]

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Real living

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Three months ago today I died.You see, when we had the big ethics meeting back in November or December, I sat in there with a bunch of people, some family, some friends, loving caretakers, and some random strangers, and in the midst of feeling like I was pleading for someone to step up to the […]