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Follow the Leader?

I was a trendsetter last week and didn’t even mean to be. Our neighborhood has recycling pickup. And because we live in the Triangle, we recycle. Because in the Triangle, recycling is right up...

Putting in Your Time

Imagine for a moment that you’re in a big box store, a restaurant, or your doctor’s office. You have a question about something, and so you approach an employee. “Excuse me,” you begin… But...

I AM

This weekend our pastor preached a barn-burner as we wrapped up a five week series called The Name. (No seriously: he lit a match, dropped it in a bale of hay, and whoosh: Mrs. O’Leary’s...

Flashback Friday: Parenting 101

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   When you have four kids, people wrongly assume that you’re a...

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the...

Feeling Warm?

I recently made an observation about an employee of one of our local coffee shops. This is a store where I’m somewhat of a regular. (Well, regular enough that I recognize certain employees and...

Get the Story.

I spent part of the weekend devouring Bob Thomas’ Walt Disney: An American Original. One, because I’m a certified nerd, and two, because my friend Bob Adams – a Disneyphile in the truest sense – told me it...

Say It? Do it.

  Sometimes church people have the best intentions and the worst follow through: “I’m sure we can help you with that.” “I’ll get back to you later this week.” “I’ll have ____ follow up.”...

Flashback Friday: See Them First

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   “They’ll see you before you see them.” That’s what my friend...

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the...