The gray area between sickness and health

The gray area between sickness and health

Last weekend I scheduled a playdate for Sophia. Background: Sophia doesn’t get many playdates due to the sheer number and amount of things we have going on. She’s not an only child. We’re juggling work, kids activities, church functions, and very...

Consuming part 2

My mom pointed out that she used her iPad for some highly valuable activities yesterday, like doing Lenten devotions. I suppose that kind of consumption should be distinct from what I’m talking about in the negative sense: the consumption of tweens and teens are...

Creating vs Consuming

I’m reading a fantastic new book (the details of which I’ll spare you because Derek has had to hear them all) by two business and tech guys who are at the top of their fields. One of them has a dozen kids, and he wrote a section called “How the Hell...
I’m turning into my mother

I’m turning into my mother

This could be a series. Maybe it will be. Installment One: There’s this story I’ve told often enough, in different contexts, but always with the same indignant ending. When we were in high school, mom had a rule. On Saturday mornings, we had to be up and...
To Asheville, with love

To Asheville, with love

To think that Asheville is just the Biltmore is to think that Knoxville is just the UT Vols, or that San Francisco is just the Golden Gate Bridge, or that Fort Wayne is…well, I don’t know what most people think of when they think of the Fort. Probably not the seminary...