Hot Topic: Christmas Movies

My posts never look quite as good as Ric’s do. He always has some awesomely appropriate picture to compliment his post. I know if I were visiting the site I would read his posts before my own. Why? Because I love pretty packaging. So, when I decided to announce this week’s hot topic (which is pure fluff, by the way), I searched for a fun little photo to go along with it. I’m cool too, see. Well, as it turns out, I’m not. In fact, I’m pretty sure I will need to run a virus scan after my Google search for “Christmas movies pictures”. Continue reading “Hot Topic: Christmas Movies”

What’s a Pony Bird? Thanks for asking.

My Uncle Tommy is 56 years old.

He has cerebral palsy and other disabilities that leave him non-ambulatory, requiring a wheelchair.

A few years ago, my grandparents, who are in their 80s, had to make the toughest decision of their lives. They had to move Tommy out of their home. However, they soon found out that their tough move was actually a tremendous blessing when Tommy moved south of St. Louis to Pony Bird – a residential care facility that provides 24-hour care for developmentally disabled, non-ambulatory children and adults. These individuals are unable to meet their daily living needs without assistance.

Pony Bird is a beautiful place. Continue reading “What’s a Pony Bird? Thanks for asking.”

Give a goat: Not a baaaaaad idea

Today, I begin a series on giving. 

I can be a selfish and materialistic guy, so this has been a tough many-years-long learning experience for me.

Now that you know I’m a jerk, let’s begin…

A few years ago, I dropped a bombshell and told Rin that I felt God was telling me to not ask for anything for Christmas. I felt very strongly about this and called my parents and grandparents, asking them to NOT get me anything for Christmas either. Continue reading “Give a goat: Not a baaaaaad idea”