Baby Steps to Effortless Joy

This is a shot of my oldest boy at a birthday party about 13 years ago. It was taken in the backyard of our first home. It was a small cottage just big enough for our then average size family. We were young. I had a good job. Our children were mostly healthy and we had nothing much to worry Read More Here…

Road to Somewhere

You have probably heard about the controversial “bridge to nowhere” proposed to lead from Ketchikan, Alaska to Gravina Island. It became a national embarrassment and symbol of wasteful government spending on political pet projects in the early 2010’s Another famous bridge to nowhere exists in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California. Construction started in 1936. In 1938 a massive Read More Here…

Lonely Traveler

I was on a film shoot for my job earlier this year in Valdez, Alaska. It was late in the day and we’d finished our work, so I took off with a couple photographers from our crew to find some fun places to explore. I started down a trail of snow and ice just alongside a frozen lake. The trail Read More Here…

Charging Bulls

I was on a film shoot with the Groove Life adventure team riding bulls at TZ Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado when I shot this image. I am reminded of the Romans 1:8: 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are Read More Here…

Blazing Red Maple

One of the things I miss most about our old home is this ridiculously large and vibrantly colored Japanese Maple tree. Oh, and the swing that hung from its branches. So many memories were made around this tree. It was a gift to our family for so many years. I’m glad the swing now hangs in our living room in Read More Here…

Coincidence as Evidence: an Observation on Faith

“Do you have an apartment that you rent out on your ranch?” I asked at the end of a fifteen minute phone call – our fourth in six weeks talking about our upcoming trip to Colorado. He answered slowly as he processed the question, “Why do you ask?” That started a conversation I’ll remember for quite some time. One Answer Read More Here…

Moving Day: Part 2

This story is a reverse perspective follow-up from Moving Day Part 1. Read Part 1 Here. I looked in the rear-view mirror and saw him peering out the window as everything he knew grew smaller with each passing street lamp. That was six hours ago. I wonder if he’s seeing what lies ahead. It’s been a quiet ride. Every twenty Read More Here…

Moving Day: Part 1

Note: I started a week-long writing workshop today that required a writing exercise. And I tried to sort through the transition struggles of my 11-year-old. Here’s what happened. I turned back for a final look as everything I knew grew smaller with each passing streetlamp. That was six hours ago. I still can’t seem to see what lies ahead. They Read More Here…

The Dreamer Finds His Way

Adapted from the Story of Joseph in Genesis 37-46 Once raging jealousy burned in the hearts behind those eyes that peered into the pit they had dug for my destruction. Now I’m staring back into those ten sets of eyes with the power to repay and a choice to make. What path I would take, even I didn’t know. Vengeance Read More Here…

King David’s Lament

I slowly dipped the pen into the ink. I was considering the words that would become my alibi. A drop fell to the ground as if it were a drip of blood from my broken heart. Uriah – one of  my very own mighty men of valor – his life has been on the line for the best in me, Read More Here…