Amber is driving…and other emotional things!

“Ready or not…here I come!” I used to shout those words after counting to 100 (or close enough) and then charging out to find my hiding compadres, but I never thought that a game of hide-and-seek would contain my parenting mantra. “Ready or not…I’m now and forever a dad.” “Ready or not…my baby is starting […]

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Sagging faces soaring hearts

Why does gravity have to pull us down as we age? Why can’t we age in reverse direction, growing more taut, smooth, and muscular with the passing of each new decade? Certainly, we older people would appreciate looking “young” more than the younger generation who so effortlessly appears so. Why do we have to slump […]

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Unimpressive miracles

My body took a minor beating this weekend. I was stung by a bee, developed a fierce ingrown nose hair, and tweaked my shoulder while weightlifting. Strangely, I didn’t react to the bee sting until two days later when I woke up with swelling, redness, and a noticeable heat emanating from the sting site. On […]

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Goodbye Barbie!

The day I have always dreaded has come upon me. Maddie has officially said goodbye to Barbie. After years of immersion into Mattel’s world of fun and fashion, Maddie has traded in her Barbie Dream House for an iPod touch. I know it doesn’t mean that she’s not a little girl anymore, but the fact […]

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The cult of youth

I think I need to stop whining about being forty years old (especially since I’m almost forty-one). I’ve noticed that in some of my recent sermons and speeches I’ve been consistently making jokes about the inevitable onslaught of age and how much I do not love getting older. However, I want to make sure that […]

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