Category: Purely Personal

One Question Wednesday

Today I’ll sit down for the first time with my newly-hired administrative assistant. My former assistant Kristy is in the throes of full-time mommyhood (mommydom? mommyland?), and so a new chapter in the Summit’s Connections...

Graduated Reality

It’s a text that a parent is never quite ready for. I was sitting in a meeting yesterday afternoon when the familiar “ding” escaped from my phone. Noticing that it was a message from one...

Five Loaves vs the Four Year Old

On Sunday afternoon I had an impromptu lunch date with my daughter. And by “lunch date,” I mean Zaxby’s on the back porch while pollen coated our chicken fingers in a lovely shade of...

Why We Need Passion Week

Christians are funny creatures. We embrace tradition and eschew tradition. We point to the old ways and blaze trails to new ways. We love liturgy and hate liturgy. We use terminology like “it’s not about...

Dads Who Run

As I type, I’m sitting in my living room looking out on the back porch and the landscape of Snowmageddon 2015. The Raleigh Durham area is caught in the icy grip of .000004 inches...

Flashback Friday: Twenty Years

Today marks 22 years of marriage to my girl. That’s a long time, y’all. I don’t know what I thought life would look like back on that cold January day in 1993, but I couldn’t ask...