I would like to put forth the assumption that life would be a much sweeter, kinder and gentler place if we could dispel the dangerous and debilitating spirits of self-hatred, self-loathing. Perhaps we should try and make a vow to, if not LOVE ourselves, at least not HATE ourselves.
Anger is everywhere these days, it seems. People go from zero-to-livid in 2.5 seconds. Look at some people funny and they're ready to lay you out. I see anger in sports, anger on the news, anger in Hollywood, anger on the streets, anger in the restaurants and anger in the stores. Drive slower than some … Continue reading The Fatigue of Anger
Some fathers left before their children were born, some fathers have chosen to separate themselves from their kids, and still others were never known by their offspring. While we dads are FAR from perfect, we ALL have a Heavenly Father who wants to help fill that gaping hole in our spirit left by imperfect dads.
This is a picture of my Uncle Aaron, with a group of Police Officers at an outreach event. Now, anyone who knows my Uncle “A” would tell ya that, in the “good ole days” (which actually weren’t very good at all), the last people he’d wanna be pictured with were cops, and he sure wouldn’t … Continue reading The Transformation of Uncle “A”
Several years ago I recall telling a family member about my (now trademarked) “Demonkill” idea. At the time it was going to be a comic book, and I just knew it was gonna blow up. The name would be whispered in reverence by fanboys and girls all over the world. I created t-shirt and ballcap … Continue reading Shout Out to the Mocked, Teased & Taunted
I'm gonna be straight up, brutally honest here, because I highly value you as a reader, and I think you deserve the truth. Some days, even as a Christian, even knowing I'm going to Heaven when I die, even knowing God has my present and future in His more-than-capable hands, I still get frustrated. Tired. … Continue reading When Ya Got Nothin’ Else…
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” — Rabindranath Tagore A few nights ago we were blessed with one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve witnessed in my 50 years on Earth. This thought was confirmed when I logged on to … Continue reading God Whispers in the Sunset
My classmates and I from the graduating class of 1985 are turning 50 this year. That's just crazy to me, honestly. There's a Facebook message a few of my female classmates have posted which talks about how they're not ashamed of getting older. It's a message of embracing their age, not despising it. I love … Continue reading The Struggles of Turning 50
Carpe freakin’ Diem, man…come seize majestic day. Rebuke our dark adversity ‘till it starts to decay. Been the victim far too long? It’s time to get old school. By laughing in the wind we swear to never play the fool.
Yesterday I popped into my local convenience store to buy a Grape NOS energy drink (hey, don’t judge me!), and witnessed something which made me sick. This older gentleman, perhaps 60 years of age, spoke hatefully, seemingly to nobody, “C’mon! Hurry up!” When he took a couple more steps I noticed a toddler was following … Continue reading Children: Our Pint-sized Treasures