Playing Catch Up – Blogger Recognition Award

Hey, kids! As you can see, I'm still playing catch up after being a slacker in recent weeks. Well... a slacker as far as my internet and blogging life are concerned. In today's post I'm excited to say that I've been given a Blogger Recognition Award by Becky over at Strikeouts + Sprinkles! Thanks for … Continue reading Playing Catch Up – Blogger Recognition Award

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Question of the Week #186

If you decided to do something and your friends strongly advised you not to, could you do it anyway? Sure. They're not the boss of me. Okay, I would take the advice of my friends into consideration. Their opinions matter. But if this hypothetical something is something that I've already put a lot of thought … Continue reading Question of the Week #186

There Is No Parenting Handbook

I recently had a conversation with my friend Megan about parenting. Honestly, I'm never sure how much input I have a right to give in regards to parenting, seeing as how I have zero children myself. But the background I've had in school counseling and children's ministry gives me something of a unique perspective on … Continue reading There Is No Parenting Handbook

Valentine’s Day on Whole 30

It's Valentine's Day again. Honestly, I couldn't care less. I'm not dating anyone to convince me to care. However, my current predicament of being on Whole30 for the month of February (plus two days in March) got me thinking... What if you're dating someone on Whole30? I mean, let's say your sweetheart is doing Whole30 … Continue reading Valentine’s Day on Whole 30

The Single Guy vs. The Fifth Grader

Before I began attending Northstar Church, I had not had the opportunity to participate in many service projects. Actually, it wasn't that the opportunities weren't there. I simply didn't embrace them. The last time I had a genuine desire to help out in my community was way back during the college years. And since I … Continue reading The Single Guy vs. The Fifth Grader

Question of the Week #66

Do you feel that advice from older people carries special weight because of their greater experience? I'm gonna say no. I think there are a lot of situations that can come up in our lives that someone somewhere has to have been through before. But just because they've been through something similar doesn't necessarily mean … Continue reading Question of the Week #66

Where Am I Going?

Do you realize that I have not been on an actual vacation since 2008? Don't get me wrong, I've taken time off here and there. But all that time off ends up being spent at home because I'm never able to afford to leave town. The staycation has been played out for this guy. I … Continue reading Where Am I Going?