When I was doing youth ministry in Wichita, I turned off all the lights in my office so people would think I’d left and I could sit and think without interruption. That thinking was valuable time but it was a Baptist church so they didn’t understand.

My wife made a beef roast with cheese grits last night and I fell in love all over again.

If I didn’t get in trouble at work I’d be harder on my son when he gets in trouble at school.

I find it more reasonable that a grown man would play video games than a grown woman would want a teddy bear for Valentine’s Day.

Townes Van Zandt read the Bible voraciously.

Work that cradles your conscience is a valuable thing.

I love that the “good” characters in Downton Abbey have glaring flaws and the bad ones show kindness.

Parenting is harder and more awesome than I could have ever imagined.

The Psalms are more Hank Williams than we realize.

I take comfort in the tragic flaws of biblical characters in regards to myself and expect perfection from everyone else.

I suppose I was scheduled to close the branch on Valentine’s Day because I have 3 kids.

Beauty is almost inconsequential in the American marketplace.

I’m tired of not worrying about my fantasy baseball team.