Why Smiling Isn’t Something You Should Forget

This past Sunday we had a guest worship leader at church. He came from a community up north, only for one day, to lead worship in all four of our church services. With a guitar strapped over one shoulder, an early 30-something look, and the normal jeans-and-tshirt attire, he didn’t appear to be any different […]

What’s It Like To Be A Teen Girl in 2009?

This video by The Revolve Tour makes my heart hurt, because I know it’s true. I hang out with teenage girls a lot, and the stories they share in brief moments of transparency sound eerily like this video. What scares me most is that I’m certain deeper secrets remain buried which haven’t yet been given […]

Who Are You Cheering For?

I ran the Bolder Boulder on Monday for the fourth time. If you live in Colorado and don’t know about the Bolder Boulder, you must live in a hole. It’s the biggest and baddest 10K in the US. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 50,000 people run/jog/walk in this race which ends in Folsom Field Stadium […]

Make Someone’s Day

He didn’t want to go to school. Not a surprise, since the “I’m done with school” mood usually starts in February and it’s now APRIL, which means the mood has been brewing for a full two months. I’ve tried to cheer him up, pointing out all the great stuff about school (i.e. recess, Thursday pizza […]