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Father of the Bride (updated)

Mar 27, 2007 | | Say something

Somehow I held it together (on the outside) on Sunday as I walked my lovely daughter down the aisle. What a beautiful bride! I don’t know if anyone can understand what I was feeling at the moment this picture was taken. A few people might argue with me, but I believe I was the proudest […more]

Carnegie Mellon Wants Erin (Updated)

Mar 2, 2007 | | 2 comments

… Update… Johns Hopkins is now offering her a full ride too! Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon, Berkeley… Everyone wants Erin! Before this week, I didn’t know much about Carnegie Mellon University. I knew that they are in Pittsburgh, PA. I knew that they are a world class engineering school specializing in robotics. Now I know […more]

Can a Muslim become a Christian?

Feb 20, 2007 | | 2 comments

I experienced a stark reminder yesterday that all Christ followers do not believe what I believe. I was connecting with someone who I met at church a couple of years ago, but I had not seen in a while. He and I chatted about church. He’s in the process of looking for another church to […more]

Disappointing Run

Feb 17, 2007 | | 4 comments

This year will be my third year running the 10K Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC. I started running when I was about 45 years old, which is not an easy feat to do. I really wanted to run the bridge. My buddy, Curt ran it every year and inspired me to run it […more]

The Secret

Feb 13, 2007 | | 1 comment

I was unfamiliar with The Secret until a friend asked about it tonight. I just did a quick search and my first inclination is to say “SCAM” Here’s what I read on Wikipedia (emphasis mine): …As put forth in the film, the “Law of Attraction” principle posits that our feelings and thoughts affect real events […more]

The House that Ken Built

Feb 10, 2007 | | 8 comments

My brother, Ken, built a miniature mansion for our mom. That is no exaggeration. He started with one of the standard floor plans that his company, Jessco, builds and then upgraded it to the max. The extras and the details he put into it are beyond anything that she could have imagined. She said, “I […more]

A Dangerously Good Story

Jan 24, 2007 | | 3 comments

From the book To be Told by Dan Allender, PhD. (all emphasis is mine). (Thanks for loaning it to me, Curtis.) Death is Not the Ending We all believe we can’t die because we simply have too much left to do. We have children to raise and goals to achieve and appointments in our PDA […more]

Family History Pages

Jan 18, 2007 | | Say something

I just added a section to the site for family history stories. See the menu to the left and the tab above or click here. I hope to keep adding stories there about those who have gone before me because they are a part of my story too. The first story is in my grandmother’s […more]

Motives

Jan 15, 2007 | | Say something

Jeanie’s and my philosophy on disciplining our young children was to consider their motive when they did something that needed to be corrected. For instance, if one of them broke a dish because they were being willfully defiant, we would have handled it much differently than if they had accidentally knocked it off the table. […more]

Earliest Memory

Jan 9, 2007 | | 7 comments

What better way to start telling my story than to tell you my earliest memory.  My family lived in Charleston, SC very close to where the I-526 Mark Clark Expressway is now.  My mom and dad had purchased a little house that had a screened porch on the back, a fenced in backyard and a […more]