I recently drove to my parents’ house in Pennsylvania. While on the PA Turnpike, we passed a billboard picturing a child holding an ice cream cone with the caption, “tantrum averted.” The advertisement clearly communicated that a trip to this particular ice cream store would save you from a dreaded outburst from your kid.
In Monday’s post I talked about the nature of Thanksgiving discussions among many Christians. We are quick to point out our gratitude for a good job, a good deal on a car, or a house selling for lots of money. These are, without question, good gifts from God that should cause us to be thankful.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed it or not, but it seems like Thanksgiving is becoming the lost holiday to me. Christmas officially started 3 weeks before Halloween and everybody is going bonkers about leaked ads for Black Friday. Amid all the shuffle, Thanksgiving prep seems lost.
December is fast approaching, which brings us to the initial projected date of publication for my book, Is It Really True? I had planned to self-publish this winter, but since then there have been some unexpected opportunities to work with a publisher.
I’m continually amazed at the lessons I learn when I hang out with my toddler. It was raining the other day and we were watching squirrels bury acorns in our yard. At one point, we could 7 squirrels out her window.
Last weekend I had the privilege of attending an SEC football game (thanks Uncle Ed!). It was at Neyland Stadium, home of the Tennessee Volunteers, who hosted the Georgia Bulldogs. Neyland is the 5th largest college stadium in America and holds over 100,000 fans.
Have you ever had one of those days where it seems like every 15 minutes another distraction comes up? One of those days where no matter how hard you try to prepare, there’s always another unexpected interruption knocking at the door? Truth be told, we’ve all had those days.