Advent – Calendars, Traditions and Jesus Storybook Bible

This is a picture of our way cool Advent Calendar.  We bought it last year in an effort to start a family tradition.  Each day Junia gets to open the corresponding box and get a little present.  Sometimes it is a dollar, or a small bath toy, or a piece of candy.  Last year I […]

Porn is Everywhere and it is a Gateway Drug

I absolutely cherish my 15 month old daughter Junia.  She has become my obsession.  As I play with her during the day or pray with her before bedtime I often find myself imagining what kind of person she will be when she is older. Maybe she’ll be a teacher.  Or perhaps she’ll want to be […]

We Are…More than Football

Today the NCAA delivered unprecedented sanctions against Penn State University’s football program.  I am sure most people already have an opinion on that and if you are interested you can find a myriad of articles on the sanctions.  My take has to do with the sanctions as they relate to the academic environment and the […]

Our Daughter’s Name and What it Means

Even before we knew we were going to have a baby, Emily and I had often discussed potential baby names.  Did we want to go with something traditional?  Perhaps a name already in our family?  Or something new and hip?  We chose not to learn the gender of our child, so we really had to […]

The Best…and the Worst? Is there a connection?

Two articles in the local paper caught my eye today. Newspaper Ranks Wyomissing Best High School in PA. This is where I live so I am encouraged about my daughter’s future education.  Of course, by the time she gets there who knows how much things will have changed.  It is also interesting that the BEST […]