The Day I Lied To The Internet

PIC take deep breathI lied on Instagram.

OK, maybe it wasn’t a total lie. But it wasn’t the whole truth either. When I posted a photo of the sign pictured here that hangs above the door in my garage, Read More


Last Call for Wisdom (part 4 of 4)

PIC blog last callOK, so it’s not really the last call for wisdom. (Because seriously, how unwise would that be? Wait — actually, wouldn’t that make it wisDUMB? …I know — pure, creative genius right there. For free.) Moving on. Read More

If This Then That (part 3 of 4)

PIC blog very blue chess If this:

“Know that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”
— Proverbs 24:14

Then this:  Read More

On Family, Fears, and Forgiveness (part 2 of 4)

pic blog pearlsMore pearls of wisdom from 2013 to remember in 2014.

On relationships:  Read More

These are a Few Of My Favorite…er, Quotes (part 1 of 4)

PIC keep calm rememberSo yeah, I know. Other people smarter than I have been busy writing their year-end “best of” postings, not to mention the TV, radio, and “internet” all broadcasting their pop culture run-downs of the best (and worst) of 2013.

Me? I’ve decided instead to revisit some of the wise words shared by others in 2013, those quotes and quips that inspired personal heart and head checks for me.  Read More

College, Rome, Or Paul?

imgblog fork in roadIn five weeks my youngest will leave for college. I feel the clock ticking away and time running out, that last bit of time I have to pour into him the things that matter most and the things I want to matter most to him. Read More

What’s On Your Nightstand?

photo-31“Sleep is good, he said, And books are better.” — George R. R. Martin.

Wow. I haven’t posted on my blog in quite awhile. Where does the time go? (translation: where does the discipline go?)

So in the interest of putting my foot back in the water (or in the bed, as it were), I thought I’d start with a light summer fare theme: what’s on your nightstand? Books, I mean. Even the ones on your Kindle or Nook. Read More

Happy Birthday To Us On Hannah’s Birthday

64158_3344690061586_2020994463_nToday is the new Mrs. Jordan Dodson’s birthday. But really, it’s all of us in her new family who are receiving birthday blessings because she is now a part of us.

So for Hannah because she is loved and valued and wished the happiest of birthdays, here are 10 of the (many) reasons I think the world of her:  Read More