You’re in Love

Who is it? How do they make you feel? What passion is it that drives you into their arms? In all the lands, there are love stories and love songs. I have my playlist that I go to when I enter into that mood where I think about my beloved Lisa. Music can calm you,…

EXTRA, EXTRA – Special Edition Muddy Shoes

A Young Man Finds a Magical Young Woman Once upon a time, there was a little boy born into a magical household. The grandfather was a wizard with words, a type of town cryer that went from town to town spreading hope. He shared good news to people far and wide. He was a wise,…

My Little Corner of the World …

In my little corner of the world, one can become a bit myopic. I sat here and looked out the window. I also looked at my iPad and perused the perfunctory snow pics by all of my neighbors and friends in the Virginia – North Carolina region. I ventured out into the yard yesterday to…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Fences, Fun & Freedom

For Wednesday, April 4 Kids, you have to love watching little ones. I had to run to Prestonwood North to take Calvin something (more on that later) and I got to stop and watch the preschoolers just having a grand ol’ time on the playground. Laughter, smiles, and a whole lot of happiness. I then…

Lesson From a TV Comedy

April will be a journey. For every day (except Easter, for I took that as rest with fam) it is my plan to share life happenings, conversations, insights. I hope you enjoy this whimsical look at my life and get a glimpse into my warped mind – and maybe ponder a little more of how…