March 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet


What did people do before coffee? I was never much of a coffee drinker before drinking a little bit in college, then starting to drink a lot, especially after Micah was born. I admit I am a bit of a coffee snob and prefer expresso and latte’s. It is never good to rely on a particular substance, but it is so helpful, especially in the morning. It tends to help me focus a little or at least wake up so I can be productive.


Thank God for coffee!

Climbing Mountains

March 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

Last year I climbed my first mountain/first 14er as they call them here in Colorado (mountains over 14,000 feet). It was Pikes Peak and it was one of my major life goals that I thought I would never achieve. I loved it. Later that summer/early fall I climbed another with a friend. Now I am hooked and determined to work to climb all of the 14ers in Colorado in my lifetime. I am not sure how many I will be able to do each year with schedule and weather, but I am excited about it. I feel relaxed and not incredibly pressured. It is a good goal, but I don’t feel the urgency to be a driven as I might usually be.


At this point though, I am really ready to climb one and wish I could right now. I have a hankering as one might say and I really want to climb a mountain!


Hopefully soon…

Daylight Savings Time

March 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

I hate daylight savings time. It seems pointless, useless, annoying and inconvenient. I know that it was started for the farmers and I also know that it is hard to change something once you have done it for years, but seriously what is the point? I enjoy the earlier daylight provided by the one and the extra hour of sleep provided by the other, but in the end, changing the clocks is very disruptive and unnecessary. It messes with my schedule for a long time and my sleep patter for a week. This is partially due to my season effective disorder, but that is not the only reason.


So there is my unorganized rant on daylight savings. Three days later I am still not a fan.


March 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

It seems as though it is much easier to get discouraged in the midst of circumstances than it is to stay encouraged in spite of them. Yet, our circumstances are not supposed to control us or even dictate our value or worth. This is something I have always struggled with and it seems as though this week has been particularly challenging in that area. What do we do with our discouragement? How do we conquer our circumstances? What is a good theology of discouragement (it seems that it would be different than a theology of suffering)?


Today starts lent, an often deep and painful journey to the cross. It is always a deeply spiritual time for me. This year, I will add my devotional and focus on getting back into a devotional and exercise routine. I am going to try to give up on yelling or getting mad—because it is good for the soul.


March 2, 2011 at 5:35 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

I love my kids. There are moments where I forget how much I love them and there are moments where being a dad is difficult, but I am so honored that God would gift me with such amazing children. In traveling now for over 10 days, I miss them very much and while it is always good to get away, I love being at home. There is something wonderful about being able to sit at home and simply be with each other, to sit and talk, to be around each other, to play, to watch a movie together…just being together. As Micah would say, 2 more sleeps until I get to go home.


Thank God for family.