If nothing else, my life is a monument of what not to do. If you want to get far in life, grab a seat, watch me for a few minutes, cringe in pain, then go do the opposite. Case in point? Fifth grade, a time when a boy starts his long journey into manhood, but … Continue reading Two Lessons You Should Learn (Because I Sure Didn’t)
In many ways, I wasted my twenties. In others, I loved them. Sometimes I failed to learn a lesson, other times I did the right thing almost by accident. Today, I turn thirty. I can officially look back on those ten crazy years and see where I goofed and where I succeeded. So if you're … Continue reading 10 Tips for your 20s from a Guy Turning 30.
I've been without steady work for two years. I've had temp jobs to keep me afloat and I just got another that was supposed to last two months, making darn good money at full time. I quit after two weeks. Why? Well, that's why I'm writing this post. It's a long story, so I'm putting … Continue reading 10 Reasons I Quit the Job I Desperately Needed
Yeah, you read that right: Tomb Raider, the new Lara Croft model on the PS3 and Xbox 360. A violent video game that has jack squat to do with Christianity. But one of the purposes of this blog is to see how art and Christianity combine in strange ways. The best of Christian inspirations can … Continue reading What the new Tomb Raider taught me about Christianity
Sometimes, God just likes to have a little fun. My friends and I had decided to carve our own haunted trail in the woods for Halloween because were teenagers and what else was I going to do with that machete I got from Guatemala? We hacked our way through my friend's girlfriend's parents' wooded backyard, made … Continue reading Machetes, Batteries, and God’s Laughter
Picture a man who wants to run 50 miles without stopping. That's ambition, you think, so you go to watch. The man starts his run and you watch the whole thing. He's very fit, his legs are toned beyond belief. He's pacing himself, his mental energy is off the charts, his eyes are dead set … Continue reading Don’t Move the Finish Line
I wanted a friendly discussion of a topic (that could not possibly get political) that we don't really discuss--at least, not in the right way. Do Christians, under the New Testament covenant, have the right to defend themselves? And I'm talking physically, violently, even. As in, if someone breaks into your house with a gun, do … Continue reading Do Christians Have a Right to Defend Themselves?
For such a culture of entertainment, we sure are against the stuff. When is the last time you danced? Prom? A club in college? You ever notice how rare dancing has become? If you watch a lot of old movies and read a lot of old books, you'll see that social dances were remarkably common. … Continue reading Non-Participants
I've never been one to idolize superstars. There has never been a movie star, musician, or any other celebrity that I've gone absolutely gaga over. As a matter of fact, I'm the kind of guy that rolls my eyes when I see fans weeping over the loss of their idol. It's always bugged me, people … Continue reading Carman
To all those who have ever worked in the service industry, my hat's off to you. To those who have not, SHUT UP!! My wife helped me write this post because she and I have both worked in the service industry at various times. She has worked as a tech/front desk person at an Optometrist … Continue reading 10 Things to Learn About Service Workers (or, “SHUT UP!”)