Tag: Growing Up

A Single Droning Note

A mentor of mine used to say that every preacher has just one sermon.  It’s true for Billy Graham.  For Mother Teresa.  For Buechner and Nouwen and Craddock.  For Barbara Brown Taylor and Harry Emerson Fosdick.  Joel Osteen, too, for that matter.  It’s true for me, and it’s true for you.  We all have just




For My Unambitious One

Dear Son, I should probably explain my awkward laughter the other day. It really wasn’t because we were losing the soccer game 9-0. And it wasn’t because you had just asked about post-game snacks for the fourth time. Honestly, I think the laughter was directed at myself – for how slow I am in learning




Sole Man

I want to be the kind of man who can wear boots with a suit.  That may sound like a rather low aspiration in life.  But hey, expectations change the older you get.  Besides it doesn’t have anything to do with fashion for me.  It’s more about the message you send when you can rock