Boast in Weakness

I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. Five times I was flogged with the Jews’ 39 lashes. Three times I was beaten with Roman rods Once I was stoned, Three times I was shipwrecked (I spent a night and a day in the open sea!) …

Cecilie Ellefsen Illustration

Awesome. Cecilie’s work basically dashes my dreams of ever working as an illustrator. Her illustrations have Norwegian style for miles… love it. She also has this exhibit right now called “In the Forest Deep” featuring some marvelous paper-and-plastic cut dioramas. Her Etsy store is looking a little bare these days, but I’ve gotta say the few items she has are …

Surf and Turf

I’ve said for years that my love language is food. It’s no wonder that I feel so loved by my wife NoŽl, since she’s been cooking up fantastic meals for a decade now… It’s rarely anything extra-fancy or daring… she just has a gift for taking a recipe and turning it out. Even the most simple meals (like my favoriteórice …

It’s only been a decade?

August 7, 1999… We were much older at that time… we’re younger now, of course. Sometimes it is hard to believe that 10 years have passed, yet on the other hand we’ve managed to squeeze about three lifetimes into one decade. 3 kids, several moves, multiple career changes, cancer, autism, fear, fun, laughs, tears, blood, sweat… I have no expectations …

Leap of Faith

One of the most common illustrations used to teach kids about faith is the “chair.” You believe that chair will hold you when you sit down… trust… faith… it’s easy… Seems to me that faith is more like hurdling off a cliff into a pitch dark abyss… no idea what’s below… water? moon bounce? giant spikes? Or maybe it’s more …