I Didn't Touch Her Foot.

I Didn't Touch Her Foot.

We are desperately trying to lock eyes with God, if only for a second, or trying to get close enough to touch His foot so we know He is real. But what if that’s not the point? What if I missed the best part of the concert (the music and the people I was with) because I was so focused on the goddess dancing in her red boots under the lights?  

Christians can get so caught up trying to get the attention of the lead singer on stage that they miss their friend falling down next to them from dehydration.  

Chasing Geese

I heard them squawking from far in the distance, then looked up to see two Canada Geese flapping across the sky at dusk. They might have been a couple, but if I didn't know better I'd say one was chasing the other. 


They were floating in a nearby pond, having a lazy evening when the one goose said, "look at that, a dolphin in the pond," and pointed down to the water with his beak. When the other goose fell for the fake out and looked closer, the trickster lifted out of the water and stood right on top of the other, submerging her in the mucky pond-water. Then he flapped his hardest to get a head start! As they flew across the sky just above the trees, one was yelling, "get back here, you jerk!" And the other was laughing so hard he could hardly stay in the air. Their going to lay their eggs soon. Those ducklings have a silly daddy. 

 

Prologue

Inspired by the book Ideas Are All Around, I see stories in everything now. 

Like, the girl who puts her shoes on the wrong feet every single time. She doesn't seem to care, she is asked to get her shoes on, so she does.

Why worry about the details of which shoe goes on which foot? Just go. 

She should get things right before she moves forward. But to her, moving forward is the right thing to do, regardless of where your shoes are. 

I'm going to write a bunch of short stories, some will be good, others will be terrible. It may not work but at least I've got my shoes on and I'm moving forward. 

 

This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

When you decided to get married you did it because you couldn't hold back this romantic love you had for this woman.  Then you got married and you thought this was about meeting your needs, like she was supposed to fill all the gaps you had in your own life.  Then you became responsible to care for another human being that was completely helpless without you and your wife.  

And you're (only) 22 years old!

You can't spell Adventure without "ADVENT" - Hope

You can't spell Adventure without "ADVENT" - Hope

Hope is like a balloon, we blow it up more and more and more and more, with each breath the tension grows a little greater with expectation, more and more and more.  We hope for better lives, better jobs, good schools, a great marriage, safe lives for our kids, we hope for crime to stop and violence to disappear, we hope for something better - another way.  Then,

3 Things Fun Gives Us

3 Things Fun Gives Us

Too often, I choose not to have fun with them because I think it will take too much energy. But, when I do engage, I laugh, I create stories and games, and often end up actually getting some much-needed exercise.  So, while having fun does require energy, here's three things it gives us that make the tiredness completely worth pushing through: