Old Paint…

I’m not sure how it happened, but somehow over the course of seven years, we collected, upwards of 23 paint cans, 18 spray paint cans and 22 assorted items of cleaning/toxic chemicals. As this was my last Saturday in Sioux Falls that I had free, I realized that this was the perfect time to get rid of them.

To be honest, I thought that I could get rid of the paint cans and feel an instant sort of relief. I was wrong. They had been sitting in my garage, cluttering up my laundry room and generally been in the way for so many years that I guess I had just gotten used to them. When it came time to get rid of them, it just seemed like nothing special.

However, I would contend that anytime you clear clutter from your life, rather it be physical, emotional, spiritual, material or emotional, that it’s a pretty big deal. Those events should be celebrated! Do you celebrate when you clear clutter?

The Pod…

About two years ago, my wife embarked on an epic life-changing adventure to declutter her life. Part of this decluttering process was that she wanted to reduce her personal possessions by 50%. She did it that and more. As a result, we were able to … [Continue reading]

Fireflies at Dusk


The last walk of the night. The safety walk. The walk you do even though you're tired and want to go to bed but you know that if you don't take the puppy out one last time, you're going to have to get up in the middle of the night and take her out. … [Continue reading]

Ten more days…

In ten more days my beautiful wife and I will be leaving our home for the past 7 years and heading out on a 1,900 mile journey of faith. As one might expect, this is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Sometime in the next ten days we will … [Continue reading]

Entertainer versus Educator

For the next two weeks I have the privilege of sitting in a training classroom for my part-time job and learning how to support the various technical needs of a product that I use, but rarely troubleshoot. The training classroom is led by two … [Continue reading]

Blessed by Redbox…


Saturday, July 5th, was my last day with Redbox. Over the past three years, my records show that I’ve driven 142,576 miles and spent over 3,800 hours alone traveling the back roads of South Dakota and Minnesota. During that time I’ve listened to … [Continue reading]

Legal Cases Against Christian Belief Objections

My wife works at a cupcake bakery and so there are a couple of cases that I’ve been following for her work that I believe are setting a precedent for a successful lawsuit against a church at some point in the future. I believe that regardless of a … [Continue reading]

Pastoral Transition Thoughts

Over the course of the next 8-12 weeks, Pastors and churches around the country will be in periods of transition. Most pastors will be transitioning from one church to another. Other pastors will be accepting the call for the first time. Yet, the … [Continue reading]

The DNA of Jesus Christ in Giving

This is beautiful. I Like Car from ILikeGiving.com on Vimeo. … [Continue reading]

The Discipline Factor

"As a follower of Christ, it is not enough to be a good Christian, I desire to be a Great Christian and the significance between good and great lies directly in the spiritual and personal disciplines I practice daily." ~ John Howell … [Continue reading]