So last night, the Phillies won when Ryan Howard hit a three run home run in the top of the 10th. This sounds good, and it certainly is good for Ryan’s stats of HR’s and RBI’s. However, where it is not so good is that Ryan Madson blew the save in the bottom of the [...]
Archive for August, 2009
Life has been very busy. Besides working part-time as a missionary and as a buyer for a public safety company, we are still trying to work on the house. There are so many half-finished projects, and even more that we haven’t even started yet. Plus we have two leaks in the roof that I tried [...]
I know of a man who was always sarcastic and bitter. His quick wit and biting tongue found easy targets in those around him whom he considered worthy of his verbal attacks. Some people responded in manner with harsh words, though they were never as clever as his. And others just silently bore the full [...]
Today was the funeral for my grandmother on my mom’s side. I was asked to give the sermon at the funeral. It was a privilege, but it was also difficult. Grammy was one of the most amazingly loving and warm and genuine people you’d ever hope to meet. She loved her family dearly. We miss [...]
Michelle’s cousin is a missionary and is home with her husband and baby girl. Her parents have a townhouse in Dagsboro, DE. So we are heading down there today to spend the week with them and with Michelle’s sister, brother-in-law, and two nieces. Bethany Beach, here we come!
No matter what I have or have not done, Whether I live as an orphan or as a son, In each battle lost or each victory won, Your gentle love draws me in. Your patient love welcomes in. Even when I make the same mistakes, And even when I abuse your grace, [...]
“I think therefore I think I am.” Wendell Berry (from Given)
Remember sitting in the guidance counselor’s office in high school and being asked this question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I know at my school, if you were even semi-academic, you were expected to move toward college. If you got A’s and B’s and said you wanted to be an auto [...]
Well, the other night we visited my sister Ruth and met my newest nephew, Javien Christian. What a cutey…I meant the baby! Congratulations, Ruth and Wil.
Some good friends of ours, Clint and Angie, are asking for help in moving one step closer to a long-time desire they have to adopt a little girl from China. Here’s how you can help.