A New Year’s Benediction 2008

I posted this last year and I wanted to do it again. Let these words sink deep into your heart. I know I am going to try and revisit this several times in 2009. A Franciscan Benediction: May God bless you with discomfort, at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live […]

Bloggin’ Through 2008

It is that time again to recap the past year, so I went back and looked at the first post of every month and provided a link to them below with a little commentary. January – The University of Michigan started of the season with a dominating victory over the defending 2006 National Champion Florida […]

Another Christmas In The Books

Christmas flew by last year and this year we decided to not let that happen. So our family participated in an Advent of our own. So we bought the book A Family Advent and picked up an Advent wreath. It was a great way to focus on the meaning of the season and to not […]

If Misery Loves Company

Then the Detroit Lions should be in good company. The Lions have completed the “perfect” season. They have gone 0-16 and became the first team in the history of the NFL to lose all 16 regular season games. Although, they are not alone in going winless during the regular season because the 1976 Tampa Bay […]

Great Video and Great Book

I saw this video on a friend’s blog and I had to post it here. This is so great and I am getting excited to see Lance Armstrong back in the saddle at le Tour de France. You can follow his training updates and just see what he is up to via his tweets. For […]

Bono on Christmas

I saw this over at The Resurgence Blog. These are Bono’s thoughts on Christmas. “The idea that God, if there is a force of Logic and Love in the universe, that it would seek to explain itself is amazing enough. That it would seek to explain itself and describe itself by becoming a child born […]

A Story of Love and Hope

Someone posted this recently on a forum that I frequent and I wanted to put it here as well. The story is titled There are some games where cheering for the other side feels better than winning. Here is a portion of it, but I encourage you to read all of it. This all started […]

Feeling Dusty

At my church they have been doing a series and in the midst of it our pastor has been sharing portions of the poem “The Master’s Hand”. He borrowed an almost 300 year old violin as part of the illustration. This past Sunday the person who owns the violin came out and played it for […]

Our Gift to Jesus

Today, my family and I went to a Salvation Army Camp near us and helped them serve their annual Breakfast with Santa. Every year my extended family tries to do something that is our gift to Jesus for Christmas to celebrate his birthday. This year our kids are old enough for us to do something […]