So It Turns Out I Did Have a Surprise Birthday Party…

It was just planned for a week after my birthday. Let's call this post a retraction of sorts. Remember how, a month prior to my birthday, I said that I wasn't having a party? I was certain that nothing would be happening on my behalf because none of my closest friends live nearby and my family, … Continue reading So It Turns Out I Did Have a Surprise Birthday Party…

Unexpected Provision

Quick show of hands... How many of you, out there, spend time in prayer? I'm not just talking about when you're in the car and you nearly miss sideswiping or rear-ending someone in traffic and you shout a short, "Thank God I missed that car!" I mean... How many of you sit down and purposefully … Continue reading Unexpected Provision

500

I just want to take this moment to say thank you. As of yesterday, I now have 500 followers here on the WordPress. Honestly, I don't know what would possess that many people to click follow on my little corner of the internet, but I am super appreciative. I never guarantee that my posts are … Continue reading 500

Paying Off the Car

Kids... Yesterday morning, I did the most adult thing I've ever done in my adult life. I paid off my car. I can't believe there was no fanfare! I've had my car, a 2009 Toyota Corolla, for less than five years. My payment plan was designed to last for five years. And yet, here I … Continue reading Paying Off the Car

Is the Moon Eating the Sun?

There is a total solar eclipse today. Where I live, in Blacksburg, Virginia, we are expected to see a 91% coverage of the sun. This is probably the best chance I'll ever have in my lifetime to see an eclipse of this magnitude. It's kind of exciting. In the weeks leading up to this cosmic … Continue reading Is the Moon Eating the Sun?

A Year Ago…

It was one year ago today that I announced on this blog that I would be leaving the world of school counseling to join my church staff on a full-time basis. I was super excited about the opportunity that had been presented to me. One year later, I'm no less excited about what I'm doing … Continue reading A Year Ago…

I’m Going to Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Kids, in a couple of weeks, I'll be temporarily leaving the country. This is a big deal. The last time I boarded a plane to leave the confines of the United States was in March of 2003. That was the last time I went to Brazil. I always thought that if I ever went overseas … Continue reading I’m Going to Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Question of the Week #97

What are your most compulsive habits? Do you regularly struggle to break these habits? Does compulsive necessarily mean bad? I guess the word habit is generally used for a repetitive action that someone generally feels guilty about, or knows is bad for them. But I just don't think it necessarily has to be a bad … Continue reading Question of the Week #97

A Letter to Paul

A few days ago, Paul wrote me a letter. It's true. You should go check it out. In response, I've decided to write Paul a letter. And you get to read it. Assuming you're still here. You are still here, right? Oh, good. Dear Paul, Thanks, ever so much, for the letter you wrote. I've … Continue reading A Letter to Paul

Carpool Karaoke

One of my favorite things to do in this world is to get in the car and drive while cranking up the radio/iPod/CD player and singing to the tops of my lungs. Mostly, that's because singing is one of my favorite things to do in this world. The driving, I could take it or leave … Continue reading Carpool Karaoke