Monthly Archives: June 2011

What the world’s ugliest dog taught me about God

It’s a title no pooch really aspires to have, but Yoda of Hanford, CA, is officially the world’s ugliest dog. He’s a sight. Hairless legs. Tongue hanging out the side of his mouth. Fur all amiss. (The losers are not much prettier! Video … Continue reading

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A War of Words

How many wars have we waged on words? The war on drugs.The war on poverty.The war on obesity.The war on terror. None of them have been particularly victorious. We have greater drug use now than ever. 43 million Americans are … Continue reading

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The God-Sized Dream

Everyone has dreams. Admit it. Even you.   Maybe it’s a material dream, revolving around a bigger house or a different job. Maybe it’s as heart-felt as empty spot across the table with a spouse or a friend. Maybe it’s an empty … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Grace

It was dirty, rusted and completely unusable. I walked right by it, heading straight for the table of loose tools and shop gadgets. But then, my eyes drifted back, drawn by the shame of its condition. Like a lookey-loo on … Continue reading

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To my father

´╗┐Dad would have been 94 next week…he didn’t  quite make it.He’ll be on my heart and mind this weekend. You’ll recognize some of what I’ve said about him before, but it bears repeating. Adam Rupert, Emma Rupert, and Gordon Rupert (my … Continue reading

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There is no list

Jon Acuff is a witty reporter of the Stuff Christians Like. He has razor insight into what makes us tick in a laugh-at-ourselves kind of way. But every Wednesday, he gets serious. And today, what he said could just change … Continue reading

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The way back home

My son and I were on vacation last week in South Lake Tahoe, visiting loved ones. Reminiscing. Laughing. Healing. Bonding. We escaped the family buzz and just the two of us headed out on a short hike to Cascade Lake and … Continue reading

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