Category Archives: autobiography

Doing My Own Stunts

I decided today that a pastor doing his own graphics is a little like an actor doing his own stunts. It’s fun, but dangerous. So I thought I’d take a post here to reminisce on all the dangerous fun I’ve … Continue reading

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I. Am. Job.

In what can now be considered a “classic” comedy, Robin Williams invents a few hilarious characters on the phone before concocting the iconic Mrs. Doubtfire. Consequently, his wife’s initial inquiries into a nanny for her children are met with lines … Continue reading

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An Existential Christmas

For a Christmas post, I know I’m a day late and a dollar short. So let’s call it a retrospective and move on. My parents have always been committed to getting us some kind of “stuff” to open on Christmas … Continue reading

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Chicago Homily

Last month (June 11, 2010, to be exact) my wife Christina and I traveled to Chicago to celebrate the wedding of our friends Lisa-Marie and Mircea. Christina was the Matron of Honor, and I was the Co-Officiant, with the task of delivering the homily, which is like a formal mini-sermon. Continue reading

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Moving Day Confessions

Bless me, Father… it’s been 5 months and 2 days since my last blog post. I’ve felt it, too. I miss the constant outlet I used to have. But lately I’ve just had these thoughts, and composed entire blog posts … Continue reading

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Scripture Memorization is for Old-Timers

I would say I have internalized a fair amount of Scripture. Maybe more than average for an American my age. Maybe less than average for a pastor. And some of that internalized scripture is indeed memorized. In other words, I … Continue reading

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The Party Ends in Hell

South & Walnut, Downtown Springfield – View Larger Map “I’m going to ask you for the ninth time. Have you really sought God’s direction as to whether this is the message he has for you to give these people?” “Jesus … Continue reading

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Nebraska

I know I’ve been neglectful of the blog this past month, so here’s a good way to ease back into blogging mode. Check out a few pictures here from our trip to Nebraska at the beggining of July. You can … Continue reading

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Broken

Please pray for my dad. He was on his bicycle yesterday, and was almost home when he hit a slick patch on a turn and wiped out. My mom tells me that he laid there for a minute, in shock, … Continue reading

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San Francisco

OK… I know this trip was almost 2 months ago. But I really wanted to share some photos and thoughts with you about our day in San Francisco. I’m going to let the pictures do most of the talking for … Continue reading

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