Category: Purely Personal

I’m With Joe

I’ve been thinking a lot about Joseph this season. You know…Joseph of Nazareth. The forgotten parent of Jesus. Russ Moore’s excellent blog post earlier this week both encapsulated and expanded on much of what...

It’s Official!

It’s Official!

If you’re newish to the ol’ blog…say in the last six weeks or so…don’t jump right into this post. Doing so will confuse you with too much cuteness and not enough context. Instead, start...

Life. Alone.

Life. Alone.

For the last four days I’ve been a man on his own. My sons are traveling cross country with their grandparents in an RV (National Lampoon movie, anyone?) and Merriem is in the deep...

Blowouts and Banjo Music, part 2

Blowouts and Banjo Music, part 2

If you missed the beginning of this saga, you’ll want to start here. So there we were, fleeing for our lives in Wallace, NC, miles away from the world’s largest frying pan that we...

Blowouts and Banjo Music, part 1

Blowouts and Banjo Music, part 1

My family doesn’t enjoy doing things the easy way. This weekend I officiated a wedding in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Merriem and I decided to make a semi-weekend out of it and loaded the kids...

PK 2k11

PK 2k11

In case you haven’t done the math, my kids are preacher’s kids, sometimes referred to in the churchiverse as “PKs.” They get top billing anytime I preach (whether the illustrations are true or not),...

Who Needs It?

Who Needs It?

I spent a bit of time traveling down memory lane last week after coming across a sermon on my home church’s website of Homecoming 2010. If you’re not familiar with the concept of Bible...