My 10 Favorite Movies of 2016

I've mentioned Flickchart on here before, right? Well, the quick sales pitch is that it's a way to rank your favorite movies. The site gives you two movies and you pick the one you like better. From that, you can eventually develop a pretty good ranking of all the movies you've seen. I've seen a … Continue reading My 10 Favorite Movies of 2016


The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

I did this last year. I took a look back at the previous year and made a list of the blog posts that got the most traffic throughout the year. It was simple, as I'd only been keeping up with this blog for a year at that point. Today marks my second blogiversary, so I'm … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

2016 in Review

I've been hearing a lot of negatives about 2016. You know what, it's easy to sit back and think about the negative things that have happened in the past year. Something called Zika achieved outbreak status. The United States went through one of the most negative presidential elections in its 240 year history, the ramifications … Continue reading 2016 in Review

Orange Conference 2016: A First-Timer’s Perspective

I’ve been hearing great things about the Orange Conference for years. Even before I became involved with Northstar’s children’s ministry, a friend encouraged me to attend the annual conference. He told me it would change my life. Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join our kids’ ministry staff for three days in Atlanta … Continue reading Orange Conference 2016: A First-Timer’s Perspective

10 Things I Want for My Birthday

I guess I don't need to explain what this post will be about. The title is fairly self explanatory. But, if you haven't been able to surmise from my most recent Question of the Week or yesterday's ranking of previous birthday parties, my birthday is this Sunday. And while there have been some friends who … Continue reading 10 Things I Want for My Birthday

5 Ways to Spend Your Leap Day

In a few days, we'll experience February 29 for the first time since 2012. How do you mark a day that comes along only once every four years? I think there are several ways that one could celebrate a Leap Day. Remember that movie with Amy Adams where she travels to Ireland to propose to … Continue reading 5 Ways to Spend Your Leap Day

My Next Birthday

Kids, my next birthday is less than six months away. That may seem like it's a long way off, but as I've gotten older, it feels like time has moved more quickly. So, really, March will be here before we know it. At this point, I need some opinions. What should I do to celebrate … Continue reading My Next Birthday

Decision ’16

In the year 2016, I will be 36 years old. This means that it will be the first presidential election year in which I am legally eligible to run for the office of President of the United States. When I was a junior in college, my roommate, Dave, used to joke about how he would … Continue reading Decision ’16