I expected to be writing more often than this by now. In the culture of the moment, it seems that everything is public, but I keep finding things that I want to say that I cannot share with the world. Things about my past that I cannot share because they are still too raw within … More Teacher, Educate Thyself
Some of you have known this was coming for a while, but now we are ready to talk about details: I have resigned as the Pastor of St. Paul Evangelical United Church of Christ, and in mid-September, Christy and I will be moving our family to Cupertino, California, where we will be serving as the lead staff … More Changes
It’s 12:40 on Thursday morning, and I’m sitting in ER room 13. It’s as dark in here as I’ve ever seen an ER room, and that’s good, because my son Zach doesn’t like any light when he’s sleeping. To avoid embarrassing any of the principals in this story, I’m not telling you why he’s here. … More The Little Things
“I wish I had met my big sister.” I was standing in the cemetery behind Salem Church in Lena, with my 12-year old son, Joshua. Salem Church is where I was serving as pastor 13 years ago yesterday, when my wife Christy gave birth to our first child. Caitlyn Marie Woosley was stillborn, in the … More Salem means Peace
I’m sitting here, in my back yard, enjoying the blessings of technology: plinking away this post on my Super Tablet (that’s the Asus Transformer 300, which I will take over any iPad), streaming new music all over the yard, taking advantage of the waves of wireless internet that emanate from my kitchen. At the same … More A Day Like Any Other Day
My son Zach has 32 Zhu Zhu Pets. For the uninitiated, Zhu Zhu Pets are animatronic hamsters which, when activated, make a variety of noises (coos and purrs, as well as words and nonsense noises) and explore their environment; one can buy a host of accessories, as one would for a real hamster, but they … More Finding Zuzu
I wrote last year about my apple trees, which had primarily climbing trees for Zach. He’s not climbing those trees this year (probably because he’s grown so much; he’s moved on to an evergreen – cedar, I think – in the front yard), but something else is happening. One of the three trunks had blossoms, … More How Do You Like Them Apples?