It was mesmerizing. I'd calmly sit, transfixed by his hand movement coordinated with the warm sound of fingerpicks and the squeak of fret slides. My gawking presence didn't seem to bother my big brother too much. Rather, every few songs, he'd offer me an opportunity to try it for myself. I'd sheepishly decline. The instrument was a bit intimidating. "Matt, … Continue reading Matt, you don’t know what you’re missing.
My best friend, let's call him Yoda, recently left the States for long-term missions work. This is great news for the Kingdom and those he'll be ministering to, but terrible news for selfish, little, old me. I know he'll be safe and, just as important, effective, but I'd just rather have him here; at least just a … Continue reading A Jedi and Jesus
I have two little girls and I can't tell you how many princess crowns I've purchased from the dollar store. They are a must have, of course, but oh, so fragile. A delicate hand offered to help them up the staircase to the playroom; very dainty, pinky-lifting cups of tea; and ballroom dances through the dining … Continue reading Convincing a Princess
Most men like cars. They talk about the power, the curves, the engines and how many leaders they hold. (Sorry. That was hilarious in my head.) But I pretty much can't stand them.. cars, that is. I can appreciate the idea of a nice car, but have only ever experienced a vehicle likely to get me where … Continue reading Cruise Control
Fruit Loops have long been on my list of favorite breakfast cereals, though I admit the list is hardly exclusive. If a cereal contains at least 70% sugar, it's made the cut. But Fruit Loops stand out in that they're vibrantly colored - like an edible box of Crayola crayons. Not only are they splendidly … Continue reading Fruit: Artificially Flavored