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A Short Series: My Personal Opinions

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In this short series I’m going to share some things I’m passionate about, but don’t change the core of my message nor are they central to who I am, meaning, in the light of eternity, I don’t find my identity in these things. These opinions, though strongly held, are ones I love talking about with […]

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Right Before You Choke and Die

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(*For an entrepreneurs course I’m taking at a local college, the prof assigned us the task of keeping a journal, old-school style…like made out of paper, where we write with pens or pencils or crayons or whatever. The following is from my entry this morning.) /// 10/6/15 I know I’ve bitten off more than I […]

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Today I Woke Up Lonely

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It’s not that I woke up feeling alone…it’s that I had a feeling of extreme loneliness. How can this be when I am married to my best friend, usually accompanied by a small child, and have a teenaged daughter who actually chooses hanging out with me once in a while over friends? How can this […]

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What Imprisons You?

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(*Warning, if you watch this video, you might cry. Here are the lyrics) I’m wrecked by this video. Like, I’m choking tears back in this public space I’m calling my office today. This song has been on repeat for more than a year now…along with the rest of the epic album, but I guess some […]

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Empathy: A Noun?

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Maybe that’s the problem? I like the word, “empathy.” I’m a peacemaker. How could I not? Here’s how Merriam-Webster defines it: “the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions : the ability to share someone else’s feelings the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the […]

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Saturday Shenanigans

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Raise your hand if you’ve enjoyed laughing along with Ryan’s shenanigans over the past 5 years. Like when he used to pee behind the couch every morning…Or when his “marking” behavior moved up to his bedroom carpet, instead (mister, the hardwood was easier to clean up!) Or when I’d find teeth marks in the stick […]