Stacking the Deck

I love to play games.  Board games, card games, dice games, word games.  And of course, my beloved Mario Brothers.  I even started a Game Club with my friends at work.  We would eat lunch in a conference room and blow off steam with a lively round of Nertz.  I like the competition, the strategy, … More Stacking the Deck

Experience Him

Meditation.  I used to picture it as some strange level of peace I would never attain, accomplished through crossed legs and a series of perfectly timed “ohms.”  But then I read a book called Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster.  There is an entire chapter devoted to explaining the concept of Christian Meditation, and … More Experience Him

The Plateau

The path to eternity starts at the base of a mountain. From the beginning of the path, we look up towards heaven. The steep climb looks impossible. Some just never attempt it.  What’s the use? Some convince themselves they can do it. They can do anything if they just try. If they want it bad … More The Plateau

Why Farva Died

My kids are mad at me.  Again.  We have a rule in our house – no electronics after 9 pm.  But simply stating a rule is powerless against the spells cast by the hypnotic blue glow.  It’s my fault – I haven’t been enforcing said rule.  Not surprisingly, everyone is tired, cranky, and distracted.  So, … More Why Farva Died

The Danger of Comfort

Is anyone else feeling tired and maybe a little lazy?  I’ve been noticing a weird thing that is happening as I age.  When I was younger, I wanted to race towards the next thing.  Growing, learning, achieving.  Now it’s as if I have hit this peak where I’ve started slowing down.  Enjoying the views, wondering … More The Danger of Comfort


I’m scared to watch the news lately.  As if my refusal to watch will stop the reality of a world ripping itself apart at the seams.  As if the unthinkable terrorist attacks and mass shootings, each new evil trying to outdo the evil before it, won’t happen if I simply don’t turn on the TV. … More Unfair

I Confess

I clearly have a lot of confessing to do.  I’ve been publicly pouring it out through this blog.  Why?  Because it is incredibly freeing, and freedom is addictive. con·fes·sion kənˈfeSHən/ noun a formal statement admitting that one is guilty of a crime a statement setting out essential religious doctrine Christianity practices a confession of faith … More I Confess