My List to Santa: a Chick-fil-A, a root canal, and some trail time

So, as Lisa and I are over a thousand miles apart, and as we ponder what to get each other for Christmas ... I start to write out my email to Santa. Three things made my list. More did too, but let’s stick with three for now. Lisa will have hers before Christmas. She had … Continue reading My List to Santa: a Chick-fil-A, a root canal, and some trail time

Traditions, A Heartbreaker, and the Message of Hope

Traditions. There are a lot of them. Some good, some weird, some, well, we will stop at good or weird. Friday, I mentioned advent calendars. Today, it is about children’s programs. I mean, these events you’ve got to love. It’s like the ring bearers and the flower child at weddings. They normally steal the show, … Continue reading Traditions, A Heartbreaker, and the Message of Hope

She Loooves Me, She Misssses Me

25 years ago, I left Dallas to come to Virginia to serve at a church. For a few months, Lisa stayed in Dallas with our son, Calvin. Today, I came across a letter she sent me. It said that she missed me. Calvin missed me. They stayed up at night watching Barney, reading books, and … Continue reading She Loooves Me, She Misssses Me

The NFL Draft and Pastor’s Free Agency

I am stoked. Today, Calvin and I both got our Q-square admittance email for the Oikos’ NFL Draft Experience for later in the month. This year it will be at AT&T Stadium (where the ‘Boys play). This three day event will be filled with star athletes, lessons from coaches and trainers, games, prizes, and the … Continue reading The NFL Draft and Pastor’s Free Agency

Jesus and John Legend

Jesus Christ, Superstar. This 2018 version of the 1971 Weber production was spectacular in so many ways and disappointing in others. Legend’s voice was so smooth and powerful. Judas was portrayed with passion and made a connection to everyone of us that often struggles with understanding why things do not go our way. Sara Bareilles … Continue reading Jesus and John Legend