Category: Featured

  • The Evangelical Swing

    With just a few months left until the general election the talking heads are busy hypothesizing about minutia. Of course the truth is that both the McCain and Obama campaigns are largely on hiatus. They are fund raising and building networks while Americans enjoy the summer. I think the media is doing their best to […]

  • Tim Hortons Arrives in Romeo

    When they first started building on the corner of M-53 & 32 Mile Road I hoped that they would either open a Starbucks or Tim Hortons at that location. The latter was realized this week.  For those outside of the upper Midwest or eastern Canada, Tim Hortons is a donut and coffee chain co-founded by […]

  • Favorite Things: This American Life

    I love Ira Glass and his show, This American Life. The love affair goes back to early marriage days when Kristen and I would play “right or left” in the car Saturday mornings. Back in 1998-1999 gas was less than a dollar per gallon and I was off every Saturday morning. We’d get up early, […]

  • Newspapers are Dinosaurs

    This morning I opened my hotel room to discover today’s edition of USA Today. My first thought was, “I’ll put it on the pile next to the Monday edition” since I never opened it or ever read the headline. It wasn’t very long ago that I loved the newspaper. Each morning I would head to […]

  • New sidewalk

    This isn’t the greatest picture, but it does show something very cool here at la casa de McLane. Our front walkway was a bit of a hazard. The concrete had shifted and was more of a hill than a nice entry point.  Well, some friends from church came over and hooked us up. I got […]

  • Striving for Perfection…

    I am one of those people that wants everything I do to be perfect. And I know a lot of people are like me and set lofty goals for themselves. In fact, at the core of a lot of my “problems” is a desire for everything I do to be “perfect.” Even though I spiritualize […]

  • Our Big Move

    The last few weeks have been a whirlwind… literally. First, there was the crazy phone call that started it all. Then there was a lot of prayer. Then there was the trip out there. Then there was a lot more prayer. This was followed by some very tough conversations, more prayer, and a decision. Then […]

  • I could do that, it’s easy

    This week I’ve had a couple of people approach me about YMX. One said, “I thought about doing that but you just got to it first.” The other person said, “I thought about doing that but I just didn’t have the time.” Really, both are saying the same thing. I’ve heard it hundreds of times […]

  • My prayer for Romeo

    I thought it would be good to let everyone know my prayer for Romeo. I know this isn’t a new song or a new twist or even a new video for anyone in the Romeo family. But I’ve been listening to this song and watching this video a lot lately. Will you join me in […]

  • Children of the 90s reunite