Month: December 2017

Dumpster Diving

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph…

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

Did you know the word “gullible” isn’t in the dictionary? Yes, I fell for that one. I was in 7th grade at Whitney High when an upper classman said that to me with a completely straight face, and then promptly laughed when I said…

Keeping the Faith

The pain was excruciating. That’s pretty much the only way I know to describe the feeling in my arm when it broke during judo practice. I must have been about ten at the time and pretty busy doing various sports (none of which I…

Are We There Yet?

Waiting is tough. But Christmas waiting has got to be the hardest of all. My mom had a hard and fast rule about NOT getting up before 10am on Christmas morning. When you’re a kid and all of Santa’s presents are just sitting there…