Something in the Blood

Usually when I hear people talk about finding the good in the midst of a difficult situation, my cynical radar goes up. I picture the scene in Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” where Brian and the two thieves are being crucified while whistling and singing “Always look on the bright side of life.” Yeah, right. [Read More...]

Re-Membering: the Heart of the Gospel

One of my favorite things about being part of a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) community is that we observe communion every time we participate in worship. I know for some the frequency poses the risk of draining the ritual of its significance. But for me, it’s my favorite moment, pretty much every time. There [Read More...]

“The Santa Atheist” and “Amy Had a Little Lamb” (Audio Stories)

I’ve published the videos of our kids reading their Christmas stories previously, but Amy and I did our own as well. Since we’re not nearly as fun to look at as the kids, we did ours as MP3s. Click on the links below to hear each of our sordid tales of Christmas past. The Santa [Read More...]

Baby Zoe reads “Olivia Helps With Christmas” (Video)

Part two in our four-chapter family storybook Christmas gift is our two-year-old, Zoe, reading her favorite story, “Olivia Helps With Christmas.” I’m biased but I think it’s pretty much the cutest stinkin’ thing I’ve ever seen. Merry Christmas! [Read more...]

The Reindeer Who Had Fear To Fly (Video): by Mattias Piatt

Each year we try to do something creative for Christmas. This year, we decided we’d all tell stories (yes, even Zoe). Mattias, who is eight, penned his own tale, called “The Reindeer Who Had Fear to Fly.” He also illustrated it and read it for the camera. Thought I’d share the final product with all [Read More...]


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