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Embarrassing Stories: Egos and Kiddy Pools

Embarrassing Stories: Egos and Kiddy Pools

My Grandma Holland called it uppity. You know, too big for your britches, thinking a little too highly of yourself. I don’t think I’ve ever been an overly-confident person, but I guess there are phases in our lives when we might start to believe our own press. I’ve decided that God has a special radar for…

    How to Be Successful: Like Michael Jordan, Take the Shot

    If you Google ‘How to Be Successful’, you’ll see that a lot of people are searching for the answer to this question. It seems like a question that could have a lot of answers. But I’m convinced there’s really only one that counts. You take the shot. Keep trying. When one path doesn’t work, take…

      Apples – Ambrosia Best I’ve Ever Eaten!

      Apples are in season, and next to the colorful leaves in Virginia, they may be my favorite thing about fall. I have great memories of going to the apple orchard every year in September with my Grandma and Grandpa Johnson. They would buy several bushels and make apple butter on a crisp Saturday morning. Friday…

        Survive the Unthinkable

        Survive the Unthinkable

        There is so much violence in our world. This past week, I’ve been unable to stop thinking about Hannah Graham, the University of Virginia student who disappeared on September 13th. It’s almost impossible to process this kind of thing, a young girl disappears without explanation. It’s the unthinkable. No matter how much we try to…