I wake up in a cold room on an air mattress to complete darkness. It’s the third week in a row with no electricity and Thanksgiving week at that. There is a TV sitting in the floor in front of me with a few toys scattered about. But what is next to the TV is […]
It is said that the only constant in life is change. And not to bring the tone of the story down, but the failure to change results in death. Since I don’t plan on dying, I plan on continuously changing. Out of the many stories that make up me, the following is one in particular […]
Rather than a written story for this post, here is a short video in which a friend shares a painful journey. But it has also been one of knowing God’s deep faithfulness. This video was originally posted at Forever Choosing Joy. Heather, 30 Marquette, MI #storyofchange Why are folk sharing their stories of change? Take a […]
For the first 19 years of my life, I thought all I wanted in life was some adventure and some fame, or at least some recognition. For as long as I can remember, my biggest fear was being bored in life. As a kid living in a midwestern suburb, I would sit out on my family’s […]
On May 22, 2009, I reluctantly embarked on a journey. At my all-time highest weight of 294 lbs, my wife encouraged me to sign up for Weight Watchers (abbreviated WW) online with her. Basically, we would track our food online without the time commitment of the typical meetings for which WW is known. I didn’t […]
In Thomas Merton’s book, Thoughts in Solitude, we read: “My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will […]
For my cohorts and I, high school graduation was 18 years ago. It seems like yesterday. It also seems like several lifetimes ago.
This article was originally posted at A Sunflower in the Pile and was used with permission. Reading gives me life. Every time I read, I want to keep reading and keep reading. I feel an urge to hurry and finish one book so I can start on another. Though my excitement for reading is so strong, I […]
One summer afternoon, my mom called me to tell me that she and my dad were getting a divorce. I was blindsided. I knew that they had had their fair share of problems in the past, but I thought that they had worked it out. The change that followed brought the most gut-wrenching pain that […]
In college, I studied Mechanical Engineering. I chose this major for three reasons. First, my father is an engineer, and so it was familiar. Second, I was pretty good at math and science. Third—and this might be the most important reason why I chose engineering—I hated to read and write. Hated it!