The Cedar Life

Sunday Practices One of the weekly pillars in the life of my family is going to church. Spending an hour together in community, in worship, and encounter is something that I...

Lyrical Reminders Sometimes a song I have not heard in a while will come on and capture my attention.  It might remind me of the place I first heard it or...

Learning to Love Before getting married, I had never heard of Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages. Marriage does not come with a manual, but if it did, the concepts...

Gone Fishing Last summer, my son asked me if I could take him fishing down at the river near where we live.  He had done this a few times with my...

Long Nights In the early months of 2012, I was working at a large accounting firm in the midst of ‘busy season’.  This meant long days, late nights, and little room...

Side Part As a child, I parted my hair on the side.  Each morning before school, I would stand in front of the mirror and make sure it looked the way...

Clutch Shooting The 1998 NBA Finals ended with an iconic moment.  With the Jazz up by one point in Game 6 and the game on the line, the Chicago Bulls regained...

Practical Solutions Two weeks ago, I wrote a post, Light in the Darkness, in which I reflected on some of the unrest that has been unleashed on the globe over the...

This post was originally published on March 1, 2021. I will be publishing a follow up to last week’s blog, Light in the Darkness, next week, but the theme of seeking...

Time Out It is fair to say that humanity on the whole is not enjoying its best moment. We all experience difficult and dark moments.  But for most us alive in...