I live in SoCal, not Cali

People are generally excited to come to Southern California. It’s a very cool place for our family to get to live! It is somewhere we never aspired to live but are completely enjoying. But I have to admit that I cringe a little when I see folks I follow on Twitter or friends on Facebook…… Continue reading I live in SoCal, not Cali

An Ode to the Cranberry, 2010

Discovered in 1427 by Cardinal Joseph Cran, the cranberry is useful for many things. It is delicious. It is tasty. It is tart. It is good mixed with various other fruits. It floats. It is from heaven. It’s amazing canned shape invites my gobbling. It’s juice keeps away urinary track infections. Cranberries are magical. More…… Continue reading An Ode to the Cranberry, 2010

Time Lapse Video: Backyard Hummingbirds

A few weeks ago we hung this little hummingbird feeder. We were amazed to discover that the hummingbirds (who nest in a tree in our backyard) discovered it within hours. Maybe it makes me sound old or stupid? But I don’t care. I love watching these amazing creatures in my backyard. And I love watching…… Continue reading Time Lapse Video: Backyard Hummingbirds

3 Reasons to Embrace Halloween

3 reasons why I think every Christian should embrace Halloween as a cultural phenomenon beyond personal convictions that you are endorsing evil. Don’t punish your kids for your convictions. We don’t let our kids dress up as demons or witches… but we do allow them to wear costumes because it’s fun. But to keep them at…… Continue reading 3 Reasons to Embrace Halloween

Swell Season

Yesterday held one of those sweet, unexpected moments of marriage awesomeness. (Get your mind out of the gutter) We came home completely exhausted but having really enjoyed ourselves. (Again, what’s with the gutter thoughts? Knock it off!) It all started with an early morning check of Twitter. I had gotten a direct message from a…… Continue reading Swell Season