Category Archives: in the news

The Importance of Allies

I’ve struggled this summer to share the stories of our family adventures because the news of the world has been so heavy. It seems so pithy to say “hey, look at us, having a good time” while we, as a country mourn again. And because this blog is intended both to share about our family […]


Last night, in Orlando, Florida, the most significant shooting in American history took place. Near closing time, a gunman walked into a LGBT nightclub, opened fire and took hostages. By the end of his rampage, 50 people were dead and another 53 people were injured. As many of us woke up on Sunday morning, getting ready […]

Justice Scalia

Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died. And I have to say his passing caught me off guard. You see, I am a huge fan of the Supreme Court. While I’m a political nerd in general, creation of the law has never been as exciting to me compared to the interpretation of the […]

Super Bowl Dreams

Today’s adventure wasn’t about our kids…. Instead, it’s the story of how we helped a friend achieve a life-long dream of attending the NFL Super Bowl. Two weeks ago, one of our friends from church, shared on Facebook that he had just purchased tickets to attend the Super Bowl for $1700 each for he and […]

What Will Your Verse Be?

I had other things I was going to do tonight, but shortly before I left work today, I saw a breaking news item that truly took my breath away. Robin Williams Dead at Age 63. As the news was breaking, I had hoped that this was simply another internet hoax.  A rumor gone wild, but […]


Today was the 10-year anniversary of the day that the United States was attacked by terrorists. As I explained it to my 7-year old daughter this morning in the most simple terms I could, I shared that 13 men got on 4 airplanes and crashed them into buildings. Her first question was whether I knew […]

The Power of God

This blog is generally about our children, but because this blog is also intended to be a journal of the days and times in our lives, I simply can’t let today go by without sharing a little information about this moment in history. Last night, at about 9:43 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, the country of […]