9/11 at 20

"Where were you when...?" There are a number of moments throughout history that seem to mark the time for generations. They're the moments that are seared into our minds. We'll never forget where we were or what we were doing or who we were with when we heard or saw the tragic news. Those who … Continue reading 9/11 at 20

He Would Have Been 66 Today

You know, I used to think it odd that my dad would make an effort to mention his grandfather's birthday whenever it came along throughout the year. He would tell me it was Popi's (pronounced like Popeye) birthday and how old he would have been. I never said it out loud, but I know I … Continue reading He Would Have Been 66 Today

What if I’d Done What My Dad Did…

Kids, I've been thinking... If you paid attention to the title of this post, you'll realize I've been thinking about my dad. Sure, he pops into my mind just about every day for one reason or another. Not in a sad, grieving sort of way. Just in a I still miss him, wish I could … Continue reading What if I’d Done What My Dad Did…

Eleven Years Later

I did something really stupid before I started writing this post. I went back to see what I had written on this day last year and the year before. I was thinking about going back to my old blog to read the posts from each of the previous years. But I haven't done that yet. … Continue reading Eleven Years Later

Hopes, Dreams, and Plans

It's funny... the things we choose to look back on. Some of those things, we look back on not because of choice, but because of coincidence. I was thinking about what sort of blog post I'd like to write for Thanksgiving this year and, in thinking about that, decided to look back and see what … Continue reading Hopes, Dreams, and Plans

Ten Years Later

Last year, I shared about the night my father passed away. I wrote about the day leading up to that difficult night and the emotions I felt upon hearing the news. This year, ten years after losing Dad, I want to say thank you to the people who surrounded me in the days and weeks … Continue reading Ten Years Later

Remembering Anne

Up until my senior year of high school, my family attended Villa Heights Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia. Up until my junior year of high school, Villa Heights had a fantastic music minister in Anne Eakin. Anne was our worship leader every Sunday morning and evening. Anne was our choir director. And she didn't just … Continue reading Remembering Anne

Nine Years Later

Do you remember where you were on this day nine years ago? I do. I was sitting in my basement bedroom wasting time on my computer and watching some TV. Nothing special about that night. Nothing special about that day either. I got home from work at the usual 3:30pm and went down to my … Continue reading Nine Years Later