Are You a Guide?

When Donald Miller wrote Blue Like Jazz it sold a gajillion copies. A filmmaker called and wanted to turn it into a movie. As they did Don figured out how to tell a better story. Since he’s a writter, he wrote A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned...

Benefit of the Doubt

There’s a story in Debt: the First 5,000 Years about a father who keep a ledger of everything he ever spent on his son. When his son graduated and moved out his father gave the ledger to him. Reading this, two thoughts hit me: That dad was dedicated. I have an app as...

Listen up.

Just before the first of the year, we paid a bill that the insurance company ended up covering. So in June we got an unexpected refund. That same week, we got an bill. It was unexpected too. The bill turned out to be a billing hiccup but, the refund was 5 times bigger...

Choose Happy

The first base coach waved her on. He shouldn’t have. This was T-ball after all. Sara slid into second — but not the way you are supposed to slide in baseball. More like a baby duck on ice. She scraped her left leg and right hand. Her next time at bat, Sara...

I need a lexicon

I think I need a lexicon. Back in grade school, it was third maybe fourth grade, a teacher had us keep one in a spiral bound notebook. Mine was red. The first line of Saying 15 has two words that would be included in mine. Saying 15 Do not let your heart envy sinners,...