A BFF like no other

The subject of friendships has been the topic of much discussion in the many roles I have in this crazy thing called life. Friendships, especially those you have when growing up, can be hard to navigate. Tough to figure out who is true, and who is not really that good for you. Who is going [...]

Passing the “Love” test

No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I am bankrupt without love. 1 Corinthians 13:3, MSG  Love. It’s something we all crave. Deep down in the very core of our beings. Sometimes when we have not received it, it’s also the very thing we reject. Because we want to be loved we [...]

So that no one walks alone

“I’m bored.” “She’s an idiot. Why does she want to go to the pool so much.” “You are the worst brother ever. You don’t ever want to do anything” “You are stupid. I am sick of sitting by this stupid, stupid pool, stupid head.” When they are not fighting over who gets the hour of [...]

Not a Stand-In Comforter

If you look closely in the picture above. Beyond the curly-headed boy, focused intently on the puzzle sure to keep him busy for at least five minutes on a long car ride. You will see, peeking from his little lap-the blue, tattered, and worn face of his beloved puppy.  This puppy has been Hunter's devoted [...]

It’s OK…He gets me

I'm fully known, and loved by you. You won't let go, no matter what I do.  -Tauren Wells, "Known"   I have been blessed to have some fantastic friends who have been placed in my life. The kind that just seem to get me. Who know what I need at just the right time. And, [...]

A Friend at All TImes

"M made me cry today on the bus." This is the first thing my daughter says to me as she holds back tears on her last day of school. "What do you mean? Why did she make you cry?" "Well, she wouldn't let our other friend sit with me!" I'll be honest. There was a [...]