How to Melt a Frozen Heart

You don’t have to twist my arm to get me to admit that I love Disney’s animated movies.  Part of the reason is because I have small children.  But mostly, I love them because they are great movies.  The Toy Story trilogy, Finding Nemo, and Wreck-It Ralph all have a special place in our family’s…

Shock and Awe

Do you remember the first time you discovered that someone you looked up to had a glaring flaw or made a terrible mistake? Maybe it was a parent, a friend, a peer, a coworker, or someone you idolized in professional sports or popular culture. Sometimes people in our lives do things that shock us. We’ve…

Made of More

Beer companies spend a lot of money on advertising but few have communicated such a touching message as this one.  A toast to Guinness, whose slogan is “Made of More,” which is apparently Irish for “making a grown American man shed a tear watching this commercial.” What do you do for others to make them…

Run to Your Father

The most famous if not the most fascinating story of David’s life is when he faced the overgrown Philistine warrior named Goliath.  Goliath was 10 feet tall and was strong enough to wear a coat of armor that weighed 125 pounds. He even carried a spear that had a 15 pound iron point. A warrior to…

The Superhero Stance

A few weeks ago I watched a TED talk on Netflix about how to develop a “more confident you” through what they called “power poses.” Like an animal asserting its territory or like Superman, if you “power pose” for at least three minutes it will have an effect on your self-confidence to be able to…

The Blue Parakeet

The book, The Blue Parakeet by Scott McKnight has provided grounding to the many fluttering ideas and conclusions in my mind on this topic. A thoroughly enjoyable, readable, and thought-provoking book on the topic of how to read and apply the Bible (hermeneutics). My personal take away: • Read the Bible as a story to…

May I Have Your Attention

Jessica, my middle sister, finally got the attention she always desired.  She said something to this effect during her wedding on Friday while standing between her 4 siblings, in her white dress, during the barrage of pictures. The truth is, Jessica has always had the attention of most everyone she has met.  This is not because…

It’s Good to Be an Heir

We all witnessed the hoopla surrounding the birth of Prince William and Kate’s royal baby.  I still don’t understand America’s obsession with the British royal family but here I am writing about it.  We were all on the edge of our seats waiting on his name, George Alexander Louis.  My favorite part is that this…