One week ago today, I was in the process of working an 11-hour day. The next day, I played basketball in my driveway. The day after that, I went to church that morning and attended a Super Bowl party that evening. Since that time, I have worked a day-and-a-half. I found out I have the… Read More


Oh, America, America. What has happened to you? I guess I shouldn’t really be surprised. I mean, it’s been this way for years and years now. The ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, even during this young century: Everyone is looking for love. Everyone wants to be loved. Everyone wants to give love to someone else. Everyone… Read More


(As I’m writing this, I’m at home with either the flu or strep throat. Tests for both came back negative at the doctor’s office yesterday, and I’m currently on medication for both. I don’t think I’ve been this sick in a long time. I meant to have this up yesterday, but I just wasn’t feeling… Read More


Even when it is not working properly, I am routinely amazed by the complexities of the human brain. I am baffled as to how anyone could question whether human beings are the handiwork of a divine creator, when every single person on the planet has a mind which interprets things in its own, totally unique… Read More


What happens when America’s Favorite Dad has to deal with allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting numerous women on several different occasions? Tune in to Must-See TV this week to find out! Okay, that may be the most inappropriate introduction to any post I’ve ever written on this blog, but, good grief, how else can a… Read More


One of the unexpected consequences of my starting this blog has been the number of friends and acquaintances who have shared their own experiences with depression with me. In the cases of many of them, I would have never guessed them to be people who would ever be affected by any type of mental struggle… Read More


I recently finished reading the book Dream Team, by Jack McCallum. If you’re even remotely a fan of professional basketball, I’d highly recommend picking it up, as it provides a fascinating look at how some of the most cutthroat competitors in the history of sports managed to put aside their professional rivalries long enough to win… Read More


Question: What is the chief end of man? Answer: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever. It’s so easy to pick on the Osteens. From the Texas-inspired drawl that creeps into their speech from time to time to the weird plastic-y shine on their faces to the way they fumble… Read More


You’ve heard it before. You’ve been driving somewhere in the wee hours of the morning, be it to catch an early flight or to work the early shift at your job, and started scanning the radio dial. You flipped past some music, but somehow that just didn’t seem appropriate. You wanted something more subdued, more… Read More


I had intended on starting a series of posts today reflecting on whether or not bad behaviors necessarily mean people are bad themselves … but my heart just isn’t in it. There must be some way to stop all this death. Suicide is such a frightening word to consider, and it occupied a space in… Read More