Labor Day is for … a Birthday!

Chasing Bubbles Looks like Fun

Today instead of commenting on Labor Day, I just want to recognize a very special young lady. Her sweet spirit and enormous creative talent are just a few of her wonderful character traits. From piano playing to drawing and sketching to crazily driving her (shared) golf cart, her enthusiasm is only matched by her love for her family. She always has a kiss for her Aunt and Uncle (favorite Uncle I might add) and a hug as an added bonus.

So, today we ask the Lord for you to continue to grow in His grace and joy. We pray that you will live for Him and love Him throughout all of your birthdays. Happy Birthday sweet Carissa Ann!


With the very unexpected passing of Carol Arcuri from our faculty, our academic dean wisely (and firmly) recommended we all document our processes and clearly lay out our teaching order and calendar.

It is a necessary tool for improvement to know what you did versus what you desired to do. In our case, it is simply needed as wise stewards to benefit those who will take over our classes through a planned or unplanned exit.

For these weeks as I have painstakingly revisited my spreadsheets editing, adding, and moving ideas and page numbers around, I have been moved by the single thought of legacy. Not just an academic or procedural legacy, but one of influence, presence, and ministry. Every week I am spreading, distilling, and disseminating my influence; leaving if you will, my legacy.


Simple Saturdays

Simple Saturdays – A Father’s Perspective

Cello music
Laundry piles
“Clean out the fridge” lunch
Sermon prep and finalization
Cartoons (albeit on DVR)
Boxes to the dump
Walmart run
Gas up my car for Sunday commute
Breakfast by Allison
Quicken appointment
Occasional nap(s)
Extra praying
Extra praying that leads to unintentional nap
Weekly review and planning
Time to talk to my kids and wife

These days are ending as Allison becomes a teen, but today is still one of those Saturdays that I love.

Just Need Prayer

It truly does seem that at times our burdens are overwhelming. These long nights of the soul are hard to forget and usually lonely even with the closest of family and friends.
However, in the last few weeks we have been burdened for those who are in need of prayer. To genuinely empathize and pray for those in need of great spiritual comfort and strength is the burden I face tonight.