There were about 40 of them, seated on the grass or on benches, their shukas wrapped around their shoulders, their sticks and clubs near at hand. Men of the Maasai tribe listened as men from my tribe, the Joshua’s Men of 12Stone Church, spoke with them about American culture and customs. They shared their customs… Continue reading The Anywhere Gospel
Today is my mother’s birthday. I won’t tell you how old she is, but if you take my age and add 20, you’ll have an idea. We celebrated last Saturday by taking her out for lunch at a local restaurant, and she enjoyed eating with her two boys, two daughters-in-law, and four grandkids. It was… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Mom
Over the weekend, Rachel got a wild hair of an idea for something she wanted to do with Ella, and asked me what I thought about it. “Do you think she would like it?” Rachel asked. “I don’t know,” I said. “She might. Of course, she might also get the fool scared out of her.”… Continue reading My Daughter and An Untamed Lion
A friend of mine, Jason Young, gave me a box of books lately, and one of the treasures I unearthed as I emptied my Huggies box-o-goodness (the official packing box of all parents) was Donald Miller‘s most recent title, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life. I was… Continue reading Of Better Stories
So I keep saying I’m going to publish something, by hook or by crook. I write blog posts about it, start folders on my computer, move essays here and short stories there, and at the end of the day, I find myself staring into space mumbling: “Where do I start?” Today I turn 35. I’m… Continue reading What Do I Do?