Monthly Archives: July 2007


Kelli and I will journey north today to stay with her mother-in-law in Flagstaff.  While we are there, we will ride horses.  This will be fun.  Lots and lots of fun.

last post ever

So I was tagged by Spencer to write my last post ever. (If I were to write a last post…)

Here goes:

If I’d want you to remember me, it would be that I struggled to believe. Believe in some semblance of spiritual faith. For those of you who have known me for a long time, you would know that I have been a “Christian” for my entire life. I’ve found joy in God; He was there for me when I felt alone.

The past several years have been challenging my faith. I think all of us go through a spiritual struggle where we either let go or hang on to what we grew up believing…but I seem to not be able to figure it out. I have let go of the “going to church” aspect, yet I have been yearning to follow Jesus even deeper. I have no idea what that means, but I do know that it means serving the poor and loving my fellow mankind.

So I encourage you to discover what brought God so much joy when He decided to show us what it means to be truly human. Live your life among those who know how to appreciate it. Seek out those who are struggling to find their next meal. Laugh with someone who has no material goods.

In the same vein, I would also make a comment on art. We need to rediscover our creativity. Our God is a magnificently creative being, and in His image, we are to create. Our consumerism has robbed us of discovering for ourselves the answers to our problems. We are surrounded by poorly crafted, unimaginative garbage that is poisoning our souls. If you do one thing today besides feeding the homeless–draw a picture, or write a poem, or open a recipe book…or call your grandmother and ask her how to knit or sew or garden or make glass cleaner out of common household ingredients.

Discover the simple things that keep us human–God and creativity.

(I tag: Muf, Bryan, Craig, Erin and Sean)

I remember…

Here’s an interesting interview with psychologist Robert Epstein, in which he argues, “What teens do is a small fraction of what they are capable of doing. If you mistreat or restrict them, performance suffers and is extremely misleading.”

(hat tip: amanda)