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 [...]

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 [...]

Compassion Vs. Corruption

Something our household is struggling with lately is how we relate to outward circumstances and the people in our lives. My wife and I are different in so many ways, but whether we would like to admit it or not we share one very overwhelming personality trait: We bite HARD onto our circumstances, good or [...]

I missed the boat

If my goal was to get as many likes, views and followers as possible, then I really missed the boat this past weekend. In my head I planned to write a post for Good Friday about letting things go that are hurting you and holding you back, then on Easter I planned to share a [...]