Refs and control issues

I coached junior high football for a few years. That was an experience. There were a few aspects of junior high football that were a challenge. Junior high boys were a big one; when practice shuts down because a rabbit ran past the goal posts, that’s a bit frustrating. But another big frustration was referees.Continue reading “Refs and control issues”

Only God can judge me (and He will)

Nobody likes consequences. I don’t like them. You don’t like them. Relient K hates them. But they’re real and unavoidable. Get pulled over for speeding, you pay a fine. You can be mad all you want, but…consequences. You don’t water your flowers, and they die. Frustrating, but…consequences. You’re upset with decisions being made by theContinue reading “Only God can judge me (and He will)”

Freedom and ‘Merica.

OK, so everyone’s already mad about everything right now, so let’s just do some politics on here. What can it hurt. My little girls are 4 and 6 now, and they’re hitting an age where they are really embodying the stubbornness of their parents. One of the most common phrases in our house right nowContinue reading “Freedom and ‘Merica.”

On razors and stupidity

My favorite Podcast, Garage Logic with Joe Soucheray (Hail the Flashlight King!), recently introduced me to an interesting idea, a statement called Hanlon’s razor. A razor is a brief, logical statement intended to help someone process through a problem and quickly come to the best solution. Hanlon’s razor says this: Never attribute to malice thatContinue reading “On razors and stupidity”

“Mere Apologetics” – Alister E. McGrath

Apologetics is not a set of techniques for winning people to Christ. It is not a set of argumentative templates designed to win debates. It is a willingness to work with God in helping people discover and turn to his glory. Alister McGrath, Mere Apologetics I really dislike analogies that every teacher uses and everyoneContinue reading ““Mere Apologetics” – Alister E. McGrath”

“You’ll Get Through This” – Max Lucado

You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But God will use this mess for good. In the meantime don’t be foolish or naïve. But don’t despair either. With God’s help you will get through this. Max Lucado, You’ll Get Through This Sometimes I’m not very good at being compassionate. ItContinue reading ““You’ll Get Through This” – Max Lucado”

People, relationships, and the #FreeRideRoadtrip

In 2012 I did a thing. I hopped a one-way flight from St Paul to Albuquerque NM, spent a couple of days seeing the sights and shopping, bought a Harley, and rode Route 66 east. I spent about a week making my way through odd stops here and there, including the International UFO Museum, theContinue reading “People, relationships, and the #FreeRideRoadtrip”

Don’t be like “Attack of the Clones”

It’s amazing how our attitude affects a situation. We can go into something truly fantastic and be completely disappointed, or we can go into something absolutely awful and be pleasantly surprised, all based on our initial expectations and attitude. Take the Star Wars movies for example. The original 3 were spectacular. Episodes 1-3 have someContinue reading “Don’t be like “Attack of the Clones””

No one expects the unexpected

Difficult and unexpected situations tend to bring out some unexpected things. We don’t realize how important something is until it’s gone. Like toilet paper or deodorant. We don’t fully appreciate how much teachers do, until we start teaching our own kids at home. We aren’t grateful enough for simple opportunities to gather together, shake hands,Continue reading “No one expects the unexpected”