snoop blogg

July 29, 2009

I spent a lot of time with my grandparents as a kid. In the winter’s they lived in the same town in Colorado. In the summer, they’d go to their cabin in the Rockies, and I spent a week or two there every summer. My grandma was a librarian, so if there is one thing […]

right where we need to be

July 1, 2009

A few events have me reflecting on where we are at right now: This month is the fifth anniversary of this blog. I haven’t been as consistent in sharing my thoughts here as I was in the early days, but the thoughts I’ve shared and comments of others have made this a significant part of […]

strange idea labs

September 23, 2008

I’m doing some freelance design work, so I’ve launched Strange Idea Labs. I’m specializing in simple content-based websites (mostly using WordPress), some branding and print media, and web hosting. We’ve decided it would be best to be bivocational rather than put unreasonable financial pressure on Austin Mustard Seed early in the life of this church […]

austin mustard seed

August 27, 2008

I spent much of the last week putting together the website for Austin Mustard Seed, the new church community we are part of in Austin. I love this creative part of the process — taking ideas that have been developing for years and shaping them into words within a layout. There is a part of […]

prayer of thomas merton

June 17, 2008

A few months ago, my friend Doug Paul posted this prayer of Thomas Merton. It grabbed a hold of me when I first read it. It seems ever more suitable this week as we are packing up our life to move into a foggy future: My Lord God, I have no idea where I am […]

the hodos project

February 16, 2008

I’ve started a new blog to share the more specific details of our church planting journey with friends and supporters. The blog is called The Hodos Project. Hodos Project is a code name of sorts for this early stage of our family’s transition to Austin to form a new faith community. Hodos is the Greek […]

little hero

December 25, 2007

Besides the obvious anxiety about being peed on during a diaper change, having a baby boy in our home the last month and a half brings a whole new set of emotions that are unique from what our girls have brought. Often, while tenderly holding this helpless little man, I have pondered the mystery of […]

subversive seuss

December 23, 2007

I’m quite certain that Dr. Seuss is near the top of my personal heroes list. Every tale of rhythm and words has something meaningful to say. With Christmas looming, the girls and I snuggled in bed and read How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tonight. May the few lines of his rhyme below be as valuable […]

thanksgiving eve reflections

November 22, 2006

I’m a bit annoyed with myself for how little I’ve been posting of late. I thought I’d write a post about that, if nothing else just to give myself some satisfaction that I actually posted something besides a brief book review. Truthfully, I think I just wanted an excuse to post my South Park likeness. […]