I wish he could just be normal and healthy and run around and play with his brothers and speak to me. But that’s not reality. The reality is it’s hard. The reality is I hate it.
We can be better than the things that want to divide us. We can start simple and go from there. There’s no magic wand, but there are small steps toward compassion.
I want my kids to be able to understand what they believe, and why. I want them to ask scary questions, and evaluate the answers. I want them to be able to think of truth as something beautiful, even when some truths are ugly. I want them to be able to accept that some truths can’t be known, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still search for them.
Since around spring of 2019, I have been regularly contributing to the Christian/Conservative satire website, The Babylon Bee. Friends and family often ask which ones were by me (often guessing incorrectly). While it’s flattering when people ask me, “Hey did you write this one? It’s hilarious!” …The truth is that I’m surrounded by absolute comedic…
My dad once said that when he became a new parent, he discovered a whole new capacity for love, like a new heart that he’d never used before, but had been saved just for this purpose. That’s exactly what it’s like.
I recently ran across a song I wrote when I found out we would be having twins. It’s an incredibly cheesy poem, wherein I fantasize about all the fun adventures I’ll be having with the twins: running around and rough-housing, the projects we’d work on together, the conversation’s we’d have… the fun experiences I’d introduce them to.
A song I wrote about the emotional experience of having a child with severe disabilities, wanting more for my child than he’ll get to experience in this life.
A few months ago, Fiverr® reached out to me to ask me a few interview questions and provide some photos. They finally posted that interview today!
As a Christian Libertarian, a question that often gets asked is why I would prefer capitalism (the system of greed) over socialism (the system of giving nice things to everybody). At face value, that question makes sense. It sounds like a direct contradiction to my Christian principles.
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