Wisdom in the Age of Smoke, Mirrors, and Opinions

Wisdom in the Age of Smoke, Mirrors, and Opinions

When my wife and I lived in Acapulco we decided to take a trip to visit some friends in Oaxaca. I had the route all planned out. It would be a six-hour drive on some really great toll roads. The night before we left a…

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How To Know Your Best Days Are Still to Come

How To Know Your Best Days Are Still to Come

The greatest moment in my athletic career came during the final game of our football division. The game was tied, there was one minute left on the clock, and we were over two thirds of the length of the field from the goal line. The…

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My Tax-Deductible Wedding Gift

My Tax-Deductible Wedding Gift

I was working at a church when Emily and I got married. Toward the end of our wedding reception, just as we were about to leave for our honeymoon, a lady I considered a friend walked up and handed me a check for less than…

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The Battle With The Neighborhood Association

The Battle With The Neighborhood Association

I pride myself on having a well-kept yard. I don’t spend a lot of money on it, but I always keep it looking nice. So when I got the letter from our neighborhood association that said I needed to mow my lawn I was baffled….

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The Guy I Tried to Kick Out of My Church

The Guy I Tried to Kick Out of My Church

When I was an associate pastor there was a guy that I really wanted to kick out of our church. (Yes, I was basically a horrible pastor, but hear me out.) When this guy wasn’t standing out front smoking and complaining about the weather to…

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