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Thanks Frank

It was so muddy. It was kind of mud that weighs down your boots and waits for you to chip it away days later and it was clinging to my soles as I slide through the trees. It was my … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Dale Earnhardt

When I was little I really liked NASCAR. Looking back I can’t really explain this, I just have to accept it and attempt to move on as best I can. My favorite driver was Bill Elliott, because “Awesome Bill,” duh. … Continue reading

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Resolution no. 5: Do stuff

I write a lot about big concepts, ideology, and life philosophies. That’s all well and good because I thoroughly enjoy thinking and discusses such topics, but the fact of the matter is that sometimes those thoughts are hard to put … Continue reading

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Resolution no. 4: Invest me better

One time Jesus told a story about a man who gave three of his servants a whole bunch of his money and left on a journey. When he returned, he called his servants to see how each of them had … Continue reading

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Resolution no. 3: Manage life’s losses

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” I have no idea where that saying came from, but Christiansburg’s head football coach Tim Cromer was the first person I heard use it. It was in a post-game interview following a tough loss … Continue reading

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Resolution no. 2: I’m too valuable for a yard sale

Growing up, every now and then we’d have a yard sale. Yard sales can be a pretty cool and a good way of generating a little extra coin by selling some of your less desired item. But they can also … Continue reading

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Embracing being

This morning I got to witness the first sunrise of 2015. It a rather sporadic decision since I’m generally far more a “buy a picture of a sunrise” guy than the kind that chases them down for himself, but for … Continue reading

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What I learned about Jesus’ birthday when I turned 19

Originally posted on back porch theology:
I’ve had some pretty awesome birthdays. There was the 1987 “Ghostbusters” themed party, complete with proton pack and “Ghostbusters” logo cake. The 1991 birthday where I finally got a basketball goal. And who could…

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The common nature of the Christmas visitors

There are few events more exciting in life than coming home after you’ve been gone for a while. I went to college about six hours from where I grew up, so I know this feeling well. It’s not as much … Continue reading

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Celebrating the game-changer

I had a family member die this week. It wasn’t someone that I was super close to, but it was someone I cared about and enjoyed. It seems very reasonable a death during the holidays would hit extra hard. I … Continue reading

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