Tag Archives: friendship

When you can’t trust your friends

I grew up on the West Coast — shout out to my Oregon readers! — and have sports allegiances particular to California. My dad was from Oakland, so I embraced the sports teams of his day: the Raiders in football … Continue reading

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What kind of friend are you?

One year ago today, we left the only Michigan house we had known for nearly two years, and found ourselves lost and uncertain about our path. The job that brought us to Michigan ended abruptly, and we were trusting God … Continue reading

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I’m naming-names.

I’m not usually one to name-names, and call people out publicly for their actions. Today, I’m breaking my own policy because I think it’s time people knew what’s really happened these past six months. I’m sorry if this offends you…actually…I’m really not. Continue reading

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Dirty words.

It’s not a 4-letter word, but to many, “accountability” is still a dirty word. When I was younger, I think I worried that accountability showed some sort of weakness in my person or character. As I aged, I realized…it did! … Continue reading

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I’m 40 and living in my friends’ basement…

…and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Seriously. This morning I was thinking about how crazy life can be. At times, Traci and I feel like we’re the punch line to one of those Nationwide Insurance commercials: “Life comes … Continue reading

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#blessed

Earlier this week, my wife wrote a great blog about the humble blessing of being the recipients of so much kindness from others. (Seriously, it’s short, sweet and worth reading!) I think Traci and I have always considered ourselves ridiculously … Continue reading

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Looking back one last time…

Today we officially cleared out of the house that has been our home for the past two years. In fact, it was exactly two years ago today we drove off in our fully loaded minivan, and began a 2,500 mile … Continue reading

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When God gives you a stop sign

Today when I woke up, I laid in bed for a few extra minutes, thinking about the roller coaster weekend Traci and I just finished. I didn’t have to get out of bed right away, because — with the exception … Continue reading

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Three thoughts for the weekend

It was a big show down. Me and two of my buddies, Joe T and Terry K, were going to meet up with three other guys to settle a big dispute. It was a proverbial “meet me at the flagpole” … Continue reading

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I’m half-way dead…what now?

It has finally happened…I’m turning 40. I remember when I used to think 40 was old, now it definitely seems less old than I used to think. I remember when my oldest brother turned 40, nine years ago, and I … Continue reading

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