Category: Purely Personal

Jen Hatmaker Ruined My Marriage

Gather ’round children: I’m about to spin a tale that exposes the seedy underbelly of hip 70’s kids evangelicalism. For the last several weeks, husbands everywhere have been laid bare to a terror so insidious,...

Keeping the Maine Thing the Maine Thing

A couple of weeks back I spent the weekend in Maine, officiating a wedding.  Yes: it’s an awful job, but someone has to do it. Maine has always been on my travel bucket list, so...

Ctrl Alt Delta

Last week I found myself on a Delta flight. Not “found myself” in an Eastern mysticism type thing, but…well, you get the picture. We’d been delayed at the gate (page 42 in the Delta manual),...

Flashback Friday: Roundabout Living

Yesterday on the commute to work, I heard a story on the radio about a German woman who got stuck in a roundabout, which is a transportation term that literally means, “Our city is too...

Sent.

Over the last few months our family has charged headlong into a series of firsts. Our oldest, Jacob, has naturally been the one to break us in on the first-time parents thing in just about everything...

From Death to Life

  As weekends go, this one was huge. We celebrated my oldest son’s high school graduation on Friday, and my dad’s 75th birthday on Sunday. Both are big milestones. Both were worthy of a big...

Flashback Friday: Graduation.

Flashback Friday: Graduation.

Surreal. That’s the only word that can describe the feeling in our house today. Our oldest…our firstborn…the kid who made us parents will be walking across a stage tonight to get his high school diploma....

The Dregs of Craigs

We’re entering into another week of shopping for a new car for our oldest son, and by “new” I mean “What can we afford if we try to sell his old car that gave up the ghost a...

Flashback Friday: Senior Night

Flashback Friday: Senior Night

This is a different kind of Flashback Friday. Most weeks, I dig into the archives and pull up an old post. (Haven’t seen it? It’s new to you!) But here’s a fair warning: this may...

A Thousand Thanks

A Thousand Thanks

Today marks a milestone of sorts on the ol’ blog: you’re reading post number 1,000. Well, y’know. 1,000 according to the WordPress dashboard. That includes all the Flashback Friday posts, those days where I cheap...

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