Don’t Think Too Hard; You’ll Kill God (Day Nine)

Amy and I covered Los Angeles on foot today. This morning we walked from Marina Del Rey to the Santa Monica Pier by way of Venice Beach, stopping for coffee on the pier. After lunch we walked over to a street called Abbot Kinney, which has been rated (by whom, I’m not sure) as the [Read More…]

To the Edge of the Earth (Day Eight)

We just passed through Death Valley (insert 23rd Psalm joke here) and we’re about 100 miles from the edge of the world, also known as Los Angeles. As my mind wandered while scanning the dunes and scrub brush, I started thinking back to the stories about my dad when he left home. As soon as [Read More…]

Are Atheists Better People Than Christians? (Day Seven)

I came across a couple of interesting articles today, both of which other folks sent to me. I get a number of things forwarded to me, most of which I don’t get a chance to read thoroughly. But since I’m on vacation, I had all kinds of time to sit, read and simmer on them. [Read More…]

The Boy With a Broken Heart is Born (Day Six)

I wrote a story a while back about a family in our church back in Pueblo whose baby was due just after we left town. Early in the pregnancy, doctors diagnosed little Avery with HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. There was a good chance he’d need surgery in utero or immediately after being born, and [Read More…]

A Hundred Hidden Kisses (Day Five)

We headed west toward Las Vegas this morning; chasing daylight toward the coast, leaving the kids in the care of grandma and grandpa. I’ll give you one guess to figure out which one of us had a harder time leaving. Personally, I know they’re safe at the farm, and they’ll have a lot more fun [Read More…]

Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Eleven

It’s Sunday, which means it’s time once again to amuse readers and rescue desperate preachers with some less-than-perfect church signage. Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Ten Cherch Sine Epuc Failz: Badd Spellurs Edishun Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Eight Church Sign Epic Fails: Easter Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Six Church sign epic fails, [Read More…]

Life on the Farm: A Photo Essay (Day Four)

Amy’s mom, Suzie, and stepfather, Russ, live on a 12-acre apple orchard nestled against the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. Instead of describing it, I decided to show it.Click on each photo for a larger version. Enjoy. [Read more…]

Clowns, Bad Haircuts and Dreams of Disaster (Day Three)

“I had a weird dream last night,” Amy said, “that our house in Pueblo was burning down. I called the fire department and instead of firefighters, they sent a whole bunch of clowns on unicycles. “I told them they needed to put out the fire, but they just kept riding around in circles on their [Read More…]

Hearts in the Trash (Day Two)

It turns out that packing all the belongings you need for at least three months into the back of a Prius is a challenge. Of course, being a guy it’s the kind of challenge that makes life worth living. Anyone who has ever been a Tetris junkie can appreciate the exhilaration of fitting forty-seven differently [Read More…]

Lost and Found Life (Day One)

I’m pretty sure if Dante’s Inferno portrays a for-real place, one of the circles has people packing and unpacking for all eternity. There have been lots of roller-coaster moments in the last few days. Sunday, we said goodbye to the church we started in our living room eight years ago. The first week, we thought [Read More…]


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