The Power of a Statue

In ligt of the recent events in Charlottesville, VA and other racially-charged events across our country, coupled with the election of Donald Trump (whom some deem a racist), much talk has been made in regards to removing Confederate statues. Now, I get it. Some people see those statues, I’m sure, and think to themselves (and ...

Happy Birthday, Danielle 3

Dear Danielle, Since I’m not so artsy to create you a great birthday card and you don’t seem to really like gifts for your birthday (or so you say 🙂 ), I figured I’d write you a blog post instead. “Happy Birthday” is an inadequate way to express what it means for you to have ...

Quick Thoughts on Planned Parenthood

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. Every year I say I’ll write more often here, so hopefully this year that actually holds to be true 🙂 Based on a conversation I joined (or started, depending on how you look at it) on Facebook regarding Planned Parenthood, I thought I’d briefly share what I ...

Water Into Wine 6

If you’re familiar with the life of Jesus, you may know that His first miracle was turning water into wine at a wedding. “Jesus said, “Is that any of our business, Mother—yours or mine? This isn’t my time. Don’t push me.” She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.” Six ...

Lives Matter 1

Over the last few days we’ve seen 2 black men shot by white police officers and several police officers gunned down in Dallas, TX. I would venture to say there has been way more violence than these 3 instances, but these tragedies have made national headlines. We see the chants of “Black Lives Matter” (or ...

Road Trippin’ to Cleveland 1

Road Trippin' to Cleveland
Back in January of this year my cousin (in law) Matt and I made a road trip out to Cleveland to catch the Cavs-Spurs ABC primetime game. The trip out was easy enough, and we absolutely love to chat with topics ranging from the GOP and Democratic election cycle to sports to how to solve ...

Be Who You Were Created to Be 1

Psalm 139:13-14 says: For you created my inmost being;     you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made… At our recent trip to the Outcry Tour, Brian Houston, the lead pastor of Hillsong Church, was the main speaker. You can read my Outcry post for details on his ...

States’ Rights and Public Schools 1

The 10th Amendment to the US Constitution states the following: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. My paraphrase: Certain rights and responsibilities are granted to the Federal government, and the rest are left ...

Life is Hard 2

The famous line from The Princess Bride goes like this, “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”. Life is hard. If you haven’t learned that yet, you will, sooner or later. Granted, “hard” comes in varying levels. What is hard for me would certainly not compare to the suffering of, say, ...

Boycotting Fear? 4

Oh Facebook, you always seem to like to show stuff that I find myself disagreeing with. I’m sure it has something to do with the amount time I interact with said post and the amount of comments I put forth, but that’s here nor there. The latest such post to show up in my News ...