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 ...

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 ...

Outcry Tour 2016 2

This past Saturday, we were blessed with the opportunity to be a part of the 2016 Outcry Tour in Philadelphia (Camden, if we’re being technical about it) I’ll start off by saying it was amazing night, but not necessarily for the reasons I thought it would be going in to the night. Sometimes it’s hard ...

A Difference of Opinion 1

The latest controversy to come down the pike in the good old US of A is the issue of Target stores opening up their bathrooms for “gender-identified” use. In other words, you are welcome to use the restroom with which you identify.  See the statement from Target. I have concerns regarding this policy, but I ...

Presence vs. Promise 1

This morning, in our Sunday Life Class (think Sunday School), we continue our series by John Bevere – Good or God. The premised of the series is that things in life might seem good, but are they really good? Do they line of with God’s definition of good? And what is God’s definition of good ...

Helping Grandpa and Grandma

Helping Grandpa and Grandma
Last week Grandpa and Grandma (Hob and Bev) Clark’s van was in a major freak accident. Here’s how freak it was. A car came at, what must have been, super high speed around the bend in front of our house. They then proceeded to rear-end Grandpa and Grandma’s van. It didn’t stop there though. The ...

Coming Full Circle 2

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “coming full circle”. This weekend I experienced the reality of that term. If you’re not familiar with my story, here’s a nutshell version of what happened to me two years ago. On and around July 24, 2013 I experienced a massive manic episode. A complete breakdown. This resulted in ...

My Own Inside Out

My Own Inside Out
This Father’s Day I took Fitzy to see Inside Out, which was an absolutely amazing movie, in my opinion. Spoiler Alert: I will be dealing with some of the content of the movie in this post, so you’ve been forewarned. The gist of the movie is that most of it takes place in Riley’s head. ...