Time for my morning shot

I mentioned early last month that I was going to begin posting product reviews for Amazon products that I would be getting for free or at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review.  Well, my blog has been acting-up, so I haven’t been able to post anything new until today.  I have several exciting…

Age Restrictions and an Emotional Roller-Coaster

This year I am following the Robert Robert’s Bible Reading Plan using the New Living Translation (NLT).  The past few days I have had a recurring thought when reading/listening to the chapters from Genesis.  It is said that Jewish boys are not permitted to read the Song of Solomon until they are 13 years old because…

Elijah being fed by the ravens.

What’s in a name?

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of stress and activity.  Our daughter, Corvina Lyn, was born five weeks early when my wife became pre-eclamptic.  We’ve had a lot of questions about how we came up with the rather unique name.  My wife would probably be fine with just the “sound” of a name,…

Funeral Playlist

It seems like I’ve been attending more funerals than usual in the last year or so. Each one has gotten me thinking about what I would want to be said, done, or sang/played at my own funeral (hopefully far in the future). Here’s my funeral “playlist”, what’s on yours?

Trust and common bonds

A few years ago I hosted a men’s bible study group and formed an accountability relationship with another guy who later became my best friend of all time.  Since then a lot has changed in my life (and his).  I’ve remarried, had a second child (who is now crawling all over the place and needing…

A New Era

In the past, I’ve not posted to my blog very often, and I’ve saved it for whenever I have something deep and (usually) spiritual to talk about.    I’ve been terrible about blogging lately because I haven’t really felt like I had anything deep or particularly spiritual to comment on.  I also was tired of dealing…

true friendship

As I drove to the gym tonight I was listening to my Warren Barfield CD. In his song Beautiful, Broken World, one part of the lyrics got me thinking: If you never knew an enemy, Oh, could you understand, The worth of a friend? While I think he is right that it takes having an…

Clarity

Today I’ve been listening to Shawn McDonald’s new album Roots on NewReleaseTuesday.com.  One of the tracks is called Clarity.  Ahh, yes, I could use some clarity today.  The interviews I’ve been conducting haven’t been going all that great.  The list of the home-improvement projects that need to be done before things completely fall apart is…

scar tissue

I wonder if there is an actual medical “purpose” for scar tissue? I may have to ask my cousin’s (doctor) husband that some time. The Bible tells us that there is a purpose for the (emotional/spiritual) scar tissue of life’s wounds, so I suspect there is in physical scar tissue, as well. All praise to…

Blue Like Jazz

On a recent business trip, a friend and co-worker loaned me a copy of Don Miller’s book Blue Like Jazz: Non-Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality. I’m soon going to be getting myself a copy so that I can take a second read-through. That’s actually saying a lot about the book, because I have/take so little…