Archive for December, 2010

Jesus Book

Posted: December 27, 2010 in Family

I like that my two-year-old son calls the Bible the “Jesus Book”.


Christmas Shenanigans

Posted: December 26, 2010 in Family

The nine-year-old is running through the house in sleeper PJs wearing a bandana across her face in classic western bandit style throwing down duplo blocks as caltrops being chased by the seven-year-old who is wearing a tutu and carrying a NERF dart gun.


On Social Class

Posted: December 25, 2010 in Family

My four-year-old daughter was freaking out because there was a hair in her bath.  She has to be one of the most persnickety kids I’ve ever met!  It’s like she belongs to a different social class than we do.

Rudolph’s Secret Revealed

Posted: December 24, 2010 in Family

Maggie: I wonder how Rudolph’s nose started glowing?

Me: I don’t know.

Maggie: Maybe he got into some magic and snorted it up his nose and it started glowing.

One Congressman Calls TSA on the Carpet

Posted: December 24, 2010 in Politics

Congressman to TSA: Stop harassing pilot, fix the problem

Nico Melendez, a spokesman based in Los Angeles, said “The TSA is confident in the tools the airport has implemented and reminds passengers there are security measures in place that are both seen and unseen.”

Translation: “We don’t have to answer to you.  We’re the Federal Government.  Just shut up, believe whatever we tell you, and do as you’re told.”

I have to wonder if we the people will ever collectively wake up enough to do something about a government which has jumped the tracks and is chugging off the constitutional course.

The Path of Inspiration and Conviction

Posted: December 23, 2010 in Faith

Even if we can pay attention to what the preacher is saying, we won’t understand it unless God helps us.  And even if we understand it, we won’t care unless God makes us to care. And even if we care, we won’t do anything about it unless God makes it clear to us that we must.

Reflecting on a Bad Day

Posted: December 15, 2010 in Life

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. (Colossians 1:11-12 ESV)

Yesterday was a bad day. It just seemed like one problem after another. This morning when I read the above verse I let out a sigh of relief.

“Father, please strengthen me.”