My Precious

I love my daughter unconditionally. She is only five and sometimes she can be frustrating and annoying and stubborn and, well, you probably get the picture. Still, she’s 100% awesome all the time.

My thoughts on Banned Books Week (circa 2009)

Here is an essay I wrote for a college composition class in 2009.  I still feel this way. ============================= They are part of America: Why library censorship should be prevented. By Daniel Max, 03/19/2009 Whether it is reading about history, checking out a classic by Mark Twain, or doing research for a school assignment, the…

One-word inspiration: Treasure (Writing 101 assignment)

For the third Writing 101 assignment I’m supposed to take a word from a list of words and write about it.  The words in the list were: TREASURE, REGRET, HOME, LOVE, UNCERTAINTY, and SECRET.  I chose treasure.  The reason I chose that word was because I felt the way I thought of that word may…

Things I Like (Writing 101 assignment)

Ok so the second assignment for writing 101 I’m supposed to make a list and one of the suggestions is a list of things I like.  I wasn’t really crazy about this idea at first because I thought it was to simplistic and cheesy but then I realized that for me it is actually a…

Don’t let it Sno

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Gimme.”     When I was a little kid I kept seeing these commercials for this toy called a Snoopy Snow Cone Maker.  It was snoopy and it made yummy things so I wanted it.  You put it together, drop and ice-cube in and turn the crank. …

[REPOST] Is Nana Really Burning In Hell Right Now?

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:
Today we remember Nana. Nana was a sweet lady. She adored her grandkids, loved hosting big family gatherings on Sunday afternoons, and always looked forward to her Tuesday mornings preparing breakfast for the residents at the Rescue Mission. She was a devoted wife of 48 years, a cherished friend, and a kind presence in the world.…

This I believe: On Becoming a Dad

I wrote this several years ago for a college English class.  It ended up being posted on the website This I Believe. On Becoming a Dad Becoming a parent changes everything. Or so I was told. I knew things were going to be different when I was told I was going to be a dad….

[REPOST] Shift Happens: Why American Christianity Dying, Is A Good Thing

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:
Today a friend posted this piece that’s been making the Interweb rounds this week. The author contends that the Evangelical churches, possessing “authentic Biblical Christianity” are actually not dying, but the Mainline, more Progressive, more permissive, more malleable churches. He cites the recent Pew Research Center study stats, showing Evangelical churches shrinking by only…

Amazing Grace?

This is my daughter.  She is four years old.  Her name is Grace. Grace is amazing. A few months before she was born I wanted to find some things with her name on them so my first thought was to go look at religious bookstores.  That makes sense right?  After all the whole idea of god’s…

Nice news about Frozen 2

So, yeah, this is happening.  nICE pillow “Anna” ;) Dreams really do come 2!!! #FROZEN2 #itsofficial pic.twitter.com/qF6qTQlnqi — Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) March 12, 2015  

Colors of Coronation

Yes, I realize what I am about to say will upset a lot of people but I also hope it makes some people think. After reading multiple posts, articles & comments bashing Disney’s Frozen for, well, “lack of color” I figured I should point out that this is not really the case. While I agree…