Conversations That Matter

What we do matters in life – everything we do matters.  My hope is we will find ourselves living into an ever improving story. May our words & actions encourage that all the more.

Bring Life To The World

“What do you do for a living” is a common question folks ask when meeting for the first time. My answer to that question: I’m a mortgage guy. (That is even one of the questions on the loan application for gosh sakes – how ironic). The challenge for me, in a...

Good Grief

Goodbyes are tough. Some are tougher than others, I suppose. But, no matter the degree of toughness, I don’t really like them. Charlie Brown often used the phrase Good Grief. For all you Charlie Brown fans out there, you know it is synonymous with “dang” or “really?”...

“Bibopsy”

A favorite movie of mine is My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The movie is funny because of the zany family dynamics of the Portokalos family and their unique individual personalities. If you’ve not seen it (recently) I recommend queuing it up for a watch here soon! One of my...

Poopy Diapers

Watching a young couple entering the ranks of parenthood is one of my favorite joys. I have loved being a dad and a grandpa all these years. Seeing others enter in to what has been a source of profound joy is heartwarming for me. As that special little one arrives and...

Two Beer Buzz

Some weeks ago I shared a post called Comfortably Numb. Sharing about my life that way was tough yet helpful. I’m prone to many things, I suppose, and numbing is certainly on the list. Part of the reason for sharing is a concern I have for what my generation is...

Those Distracting Crabs

Distraction is the dirge of intimacy. It dilutes and diminishes, wearing down the opportunity for full engagement. Yet distraction is often a choice, welcomed in as a social norm or, worse, a preferred personal habit. Our ever-expanding connectivity to the world...

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