“Dude. You Can’t Polish a Turd!”

I spent this past weekend reuniting with 17 of my fraternity brothers. To best minimize stupidity, and ensure the safety of all attending, we spent it at a cabin in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The unique gifting of sarcasm in this group is unparalleled, and giving someone a hard time comes easy after knowing eachContinue reading ““Dude. You Can’t Polish a Turd!””

“Stay Gold, Ponyboy”

Part of having a middle schooler in your house is you are constantly reminded of things you partially paid attention to over 30 years ago. Things like…book reports. Do you remember the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton? Well, one of the most memorable quotes from that coming-of-age story is, “Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.” Continue reading ““Stay Gold, Ponyboy””

Comforted, Not Comfortable: Joseph’s Story Part 2

It’s a week later, and I’m still thinking about Joseph. I’m not sure I could have handled all that moving from place to place and starting over with nothing like he did. I mean, there were so many unsettling and uncomfortable moments Joseph and his family had to face. But, Joseph saw God do amazingContinue reading “Comforted, Not Comfortable: Joseph’s Story Part 2”

Go BIG & Go BOLD: Joseph’s Story

Here we are 17 days into the new year, and if you’re like me, after Christmas I jump quickly from the story of Baby Jesus to Jesus as an adult. However, this year I noticed there were some significant life-altering moments for the whole family before Jesus began His ministry, and I cannot imagine theyContinue reading “Go BIG & Go BOLD: Joseph’s Story”