The upside of fear

Stupid spreadsheet. Typically, I’m a pretty positive– upbeat — and self-confident person. I’m told I’m overly optimistic by my friends. But the past few weeks have brought about unfamiliar emotions. Negativity, melancholy, and anxiety.  And since these are unfamiliar emotions I haven’t quite known how to respond. In situations where I’m typically chipper I’ve been…… Continue reading The upside of fear

Towards Simplicity

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free, ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gain’d, To bow and to bend we shan’t be…… Continue reading Towards Simplicity

Fixing College Football

Mark Cuban is admirable for trying to fix college football. Let’s start with this: It’s broken. 2010 is case in point. In mid-January Oregon will play Auburn in a game labeled “the BCS championship game.” But, if TCU wins the Rose Bowl they deserve to be co-national champions, too. We’ll simply never know who is…… Continue reading Fixing College Football

Best of 2004

Note: I’m on vacation this week. My family has a rule for daddy– It’s not a vacation if daddy brings a computer. Each day this week I’m highlighting my favorite post from the archives. These are oldies but goodies. Yes, I am Wasting My Life August 31st 2004 Again this month we are short…… Continue reading Best of 2004

Bringing May to a Merciful End

I am thankful for Memorial Day weekend. A beach day ahead– but that’s not why I’m so happy it’s the official start to summer. I’m just happy to get May out of the way. The last 45 days have sucked for us financially. Like, literally, there has been a vacuum attachment having its way with…… Continue reading Bringing May to a Merciful End

It only takes 10 givers to fund a church

People don’t like to talk money and the church. It makes people instantly think of TV evangelists. And while those TV evangelists swindled millions out of well-meaning, hard-working Americans, the truth is that 99% of churches are great places and not full of crooks. I have an encouragement for my friends just entering their 30s,…… Continue reading It only takes 10 givers to fund a church

Poll: How much cash do you typically carry?

How much cash do you typically keep with you?polling Maybe it’s just me, but I’m shocked to see how many people carry $50-$100 in cash in their wallets. Just so I know if I’m weird or not, humor me and let me know how much you typically have on you. (Totally secret, no way for…… Continue reading Poll: How much cash do you typically carry?