Monthly Archives: January 2012

Comparing Scars

I remember sitting on the front step with my buddy, Rodney. Our bikes were leaning against the house, caked in mud. He had a “Don’t Tread on Me Flag” mounted behind his seat. I had a stick mounted on my handlebar … Continue reading

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What’s better for kids? Taekwando, or church?

My next-door neighbor, Bob, is a good guy. He’s a kid’s doctor. He drives a motorcycle and has tatoos, but has a gentle nature that children … and their parents … adore. In summers past we have leaned on rakes … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting, Taekwondo | 14 Comments

The Knots of Faith

He pulled the rope taut, and with a flick of the wrist and lightning quick motions with his thumb and forefinger and he had a knot. I was nine and amazed. Image by mr.smashy I wanted to tie knots. I began … Continue reading

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An optimist’s view of a pessimistic world

There’s plenty to occupy the mind of the pessimist. A Bleak economy. Bad news around the world. A protracted war. Heavy traffic. Moral decline.Indigestion. Post nasal drip. You name it – and it’s happening in very real ways. Image by Ankher … Continue reading

Posted in Good News, Is the glass half empty or half full?, pessimism, World view | 22 Comments

The toys I cherished

The best-selling toys from this last Christmas season were hi-tech inventions, full of innovation and wizardry. Many of them need batteries or a manual. If I was a kid, I might be fascinated with them for a while, but then … Continue reading

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The One Thing We Can’t Talk About

His name was Ed and he liked to talk. The administrator down the hall was one of those guys. He had a story for every situation. He’d been everywhere. He’d done everything. Ed had driven trucks for 12 years. He … Continue reading

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"Respect." What Tim Tebow did for his teammates and what I can do for mine

How do you gain respect in your workplace? Leave a comment here. Sports fan or not, if you want to be respected, this post is for you. The big news in the sporting world is that Quarterback Tim Tebow led an unlikely charge … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Denver Bronco, ESPN, genuine faith, Tebow, Tim Tebow, University of Florida | 18 Comments