Month: September 2012

Flashback Friday: North Carolina Adventures!

This update is rather hilarious.  Just looking over it made me laugh!  It is from July 21, 2008, after a vacation in North Carolina.  Many adventures occurred. Enjoy the roller coaster! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This update will cover the many adventures of a family vacation in North Carolina, complete with hiking, laughter, and other random things that ...

On the Subject of Change

This past weekend when I was hanging out with some girlfriends, I had a brilliant thought.  Before I get to that brilliant thought, here is some backstory. Since I am assistant director for "The Gathering" at ORU this week, I am required to wear the she-quivilent of suit and tie.  This is a little bit ...

Spit Shine and Favors

Two evenings ago, I had the privilege of bringing shine to shoes that were in need of some loving. I was a little concerned that I wouldn't be able to bring the shine out, considering that I polished my last shoe 5 years ago when I was in the Civil Air Patrol. To my surprise, ...

Firsts: A Journey

As a general rule, I am not a fan of firsts.  "Not a fan of firsts?" you say, " What?" Let me define the term "firsts" for you as I see it: Firsts: Verb. 1) Doing something for the first time and not knowing the outcome. 2) Entering into unfamiliar territory where variables are out ...

Courage

"Courage. What makes a King out of a slave? Courage. What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage. What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage. What makes the Sphinx the 7th Wonder? Courage. What makes the dawn ...

Flashback Friday: A Note on Lunchables and Childhood Dreams

This week's flashback Friday goes all the way back to my junior year at Oral Roberts University, where I was an RA at the time. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flashback 🙂 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This update is dedicated to Samantha Roberts, one of the lovely ladies that resides on my floor. She prompted this update ...

The Power of “She”

On my road trip to Kansas and back, I listened to "Half the Sky," by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  It was a beautifully written, yet gut wrenching account of the lives of women in countries outside the United States.  The book caught me off guard.  I knew it was going to be intense, especially after ...