Monthly Archives: April 2012

A couple more days and a fresh start

I haven't blogged in 10 days. During that time I realized a lot of things. First, it's okay to defend myself against haters. Second, it's time for a fresh start.

I need to disappear for a little while.

All the heaviness has pushed me to an edge that I never expected to be looking over.

The Internal Battle on Both Sides of the Religious Fence

To be anti-anything doesn't solve much at all, does it. And that goes for those of us in religions, and those of us out of religions. There is a better way to believe.

It’s MY turn to do the dishes!

It ticked me off that some people were ranting on the dad who videoed his child having a FUNNY tantrum. This video of Noah having a tantrum is one of my favorite ever.

So I Like the Ballet. Big Deal.

I don't think there's anything manlier than the ballet. And I'm being serious.

A Heart Bigger than His Body

Meet James Geiger, a 27 year old good looking guy from Tampa. He happens to have Cerebral Palsy. He also has some things to ask each and every one of us.

This is Beautiful You

Finally, my favorite post of the week! Every Saturday night I take some of the photos that you have uploaded to the Facebook wall, and I post them here. I love This is Beautiful You because it gives me (and everybody else) an incredible glimpse of who we all are. It puts a face on the awesome people coming here. It gives us a beautiful idea of the uniqueness and diversity of the followers here at SDL. More than anything, it shows all of us just how beautiful we each can be. Anyway, thank you for sharing a small part of yourselves. It’s my honor to put the spotlight on you today. This is beautiful you. Which photos made you the happiest today? If you’d like to send in photos to be considered for a future “This is beautiful you” and other future blog posts, please post them on the Facebook wall (we need lots more!). Only upload photos that you don’t mind me using, and that...

In honor of Carissa

Today is the anniversary of my little sister's death. She had Down's Syndrome, and she understood love probably more than I or most of us will ever be able.

How I Taught My Son Not to Be Shy About Singing

I grew up with a fear of singing in front of others. Not performing, just singing in general. And I don't want my kid to grow up with that same fear.

Busted!

This cop was obviously having a really bad day and needed to take it out on someone. I just wish it wasn’t me.

Should we really call them “bad words” to our kids?

Some people tell their kids certain words are “bad words.” And I have to wonder, is that really something healthy to teach our children? That some words are “bad?”

Can Happy People Be Lonely Too?

In the comments of my last post, it was repeatedly said, "You will never be happy with someone until you are happy being alone.” But I don't think that's true.

Watching an Empty Pillow

I am loved by many. And I am loved by no one. I am known by so many, and yet no person really knows me at all. The proof is the empty pillow next to mine.

This is Beautiful You

Finally, my favorite post of the week! Every Saturday night I take some of the photos that you have uploaded to the Facebook wall, and I post them here. I love This is Beautiful You because it gives me (and everybody else) an incredible glimpse of who we all are. It puts a face on the awesome people coming here. It gives us a beautiful idea of the uniqueness and diversity of the followers here at SDL. More than anything, it shows all of us just how beautiful we each can be. Anyway, thank you for sharing a small part of yourselves. It’s my honor to put the spotlight on you today. This is beautiful you. Which photos made you the happiest today? If you’d like to send in photos to be considered for a future “This is beautiful you” and other future blog posts, please post them on the Facebook wall (we need lots more!). Only upload photos that you don’t mind me using, and that...

A Teen’s Brave Response to “I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay”

After getting a homework assignment to write an essay about "I'm Christian, Unless You're Gay," one teen decided that enough was enough...

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