Wednesday I said goodbye to a piece of my heart. My little fur nephew Toby, after a valiant fight with cancer, passed away in his mommy's arms. My heart aches, the tears keep welling up, and by God I am mad. I am mad that such a handsome man couldn't live forever. That cancer wouldn't … Continue reading An Adieu to Toby, Doberman Extraordinaire
My friendly neighborhood library had this book sitting out as part of their staff recommended book display and on a whim I picked it up. I had heard of the book (and movie) but didn't really know much about either, other than remembering Michelle Pfeiffer's costume looked pretty cool in the promos. What I did … Continue reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman – A Review
I am more than a little obsessed with thai peanut sauce. I use it as salad dressing (thinned out with extra vinegar), on satay and stir fry, as veggie dip, over noodles, really anything I can think of. The blessing and curse of this sauce is that it is so simple, there is nothing keeping … Continue reading Thai Peanut Chicken
Wine is like a well fitted jacket, it goes with everything. Granted you need multiple colors to go with everything, but really the basic fabric of it is the same. While good wine is best with good friends (as in girls night in or having casual dinners with lots of cooking and chatting), I must … Continue reading For the Love of Wine
I love Fall. Pretty much everything about Fall is my favorite. The changing leaves, the colors, the crisp cool air, the flavors, sweaters, fuzzy socks, and let's not forget no AC (though my hatred of AC is a whole different post). If you doubt me, just look at my living room. My couch is eggplant, … Continue reading My Favorite Color is October
A few months ago a neighbor was moving out and left a stack of DVDs in the common area for anyone to take. In said stack was World War Z, which I had been meaning to see it just wasn't a high priority. So I grabbed it (along with Superman!) and forgot about it. Seriously, … Continue reading World War Z: A Book Review
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll have gay children.
I’m not sure if other parents think about this, but I do; quite often.
Maybe it’s because I have many gay people in my family and circle of friends. It’s in my genes and in my tribe.
Maybe it’s because, as a pastor of students, I’ve seen and heard the horror stories of gay Christian kids, from both inside and outside of the closet, trying to be part of the Church.
Maybe it’s because, as a Christian, I interact with so many people who find homosexuality to be the most repulsive thing imaginable, and who make that abundantly clear at every conceivable opportunity.
For whatever reason, it’s something that I ponder frequently. As a pastor and a parent, I wanted to make some promises to you, and to my two kids right now…
1) If I have gay children, you’ll all know it.
My children won’t…
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I have a not so secret love affair with sweet potato fries. They are one of my favorite not-so-guilty pleasures. Over the past few months I have been experimenting, making them crispier and better! The result, a gloriously crispy exterior with a soft and fluffy interior. They are little bits of orange perfection! Ok enough … Continue reading Sweet (and Savory) Potato Fries