I’m a Stripper

All this God stuff. We really must be serious. We must really worry about what we laugh at, what we enjoy, whether it is “appropriate”, whether we are “setting a good example” … whether what we laugh at shows others that we are “good Christians” …

That is surviving.

Mark has a story to tell just as we all do. Mark has huge sadness in his life as we all do. And Mark has God in his life in a way that allows my God to be evermore bigger and brighter in my own life.

Let’s not just survive – let’s THRIVE (and laugh a lot while we do!)

A Generous Helping

We all have a past. The question is, do we have a future?

I’ve been telling my lovely wife that we needed to start thinking about how we were going to spend our future together once the children leave. We are getting dangerously close now that JB is almost 15. The last thing I want is to send her to college with no plan for us.

I don’t want to be one of those couples who sits down in the empty nest, looks at each other and has no idea what to say or do. The problem is, we are vastly different people. I like things athletic – not watching them, doing them. I like running, exercising, hiking, and all kinds of outdoorsy things. I love camping! The kind of stuff that makes you sweaty and smelly.

My wife? Not so much. She’s a girly-girl, not given to athletics. She…

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