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THANKFUL THURSDAY: My Son Elias

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: 5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work

Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, I wanted to share something that caught my attention a while back. Sex columnist, Anthony D’Ambrosio, shares with us through USA TODAY 5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work. Take a listen. This is what Anthony had to say: 1) Sex becomes nearly non-existent. Physical intimacy is crucial to the vitality of a …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: FUN AT The Grand Canyon

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ Augustine Hello, Hipsters, and happy Friday!  Let’s have some fun. We love to travel. During summers in Phoenix, my family and I especially enjoy getting out of the heat and rediscovering the beauty of this earth. Although it can be difficult with three young …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: My Daughter Elianna

Hello, Hipsters! It’s “Thankful Thursday!” “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: Flying Kites

“I remember the time an older man asked me when I was young, ‘Do you know what you are doing now?’ I thought it was some kind of trick question. ‘Tell me,’ I said. ‘You are building your memories,’ he replied, ‘so make them good ones.’” ~ Ravi Zacharias Hello, Hipsters, and happy Friday! Let’s have some fun. As I …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: My Daughter Emery

Hello, Hipsters! It’s “Thankful Thursday!” “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: The Zoo

Hello, Hipsters, and welcome to the first ever: “Family Friday!” Let’s have some fun! “I remember the time an older man asked me when I was young, ‘Do you know what you are doing now?’ I thought it was some kind of trick question.  ‘Tell me,’ I said.  ‘You are building your memories,’ he replied, ‘so make them good ones.’” …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: 3 Ways I Am Thankful (For My Spouse)

Hello, Hipsters, and welcome to the first ever: “Thankful Thursday!” My wife and I just celebrated 9 years of marriage earlier this week! This entry could honestly go on and on.  To adequately do it justice, this would be an unending post and yet it still would somehow be incomplete. So in an effort to be brief, I will simply …

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Independence Day: What Truths Do We Hold? (pt 2)

In part 1, I exhorted you to check out the Declaration of Independence.  I did this because I believe that growing in one’s immediate, temporal context enables one to grow in his or her global and eternal context. Through understanding and appreciation, we are both challenged and equipped to activate the eternal purposes of God expressed in time-space reality. “And he …

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Independence Day: What Truths Do We Hold? (pt 1)

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.” ~ Thomas Paine Family, friends, food, and fireworks…it must be the 4th of …