Amongst the Trees

Tonight there is much on my mind. And I am trying to silence all the worries and "what if's". I am finding my mind to be cluttered. Like a garage that has seen too many good years and too few yard sales. I am trying to focus on an image I have midst the mess. [...]

Today, Tomorrow and the Next Day

My family's circumstance caved in a little more today. Our stability shook a bit again. But God is good. Still good. Today, tomorrow and every day thereafter. I do not have an entire blog to write about this, but I have the burning need to profess God's provision midst the depths of need. Tragedy, trauma [...]

Stormy Weather

Life is hard. Life is hardening. I have been learning a lot, more than I would like, over the last few years about life. I have been experiencing its terrors, and it's turmoil, more than it's joy or excitement. It's not that I haven't had good times and it's not that I have been in [...]

Nashville in the Rearview Mirror

  The sad thing is because of the route we took I never got to have my moment looking in the rearview mirror to see the Nashville skyline shrink into the distance. As my wife likes to say "Matt is always the Romantic". Which is incredibly accurate, for those who have studied literature or history, [...]

Is Joy a Choice?

This morning was one of those "can I sleep until 3 minutes before I need to be in the office" type of mornings. I had to wrestle myself out of bed and I was super not happy getting ready. The most I could muster up to greet my wife was a New Jersey head-nod. Which [...]