Tag Archive: PK Stories

This Isn’t How Earworms Are Supposed to Work

This might come as a surprise to readers who haven’t heard this story yet, but my family didn’t listen to secular music until I was in middle school. Even then it was limited for religious reasons. We knew a few hymns. We knew a lot about worship music, old folk songs from my parents’ childhoods, and…






“I Hate the Devil…”

I’m still recuperating from the “I’m not sick” game, so today’s post will be short and silly. Growing up I thought the devil was the cause of all of the bad things in the world: bee stings on the bottom of your foot, headaches that appeared out of nowhere, the deaths of small animals. Now picture a…






The Right Way to Grieve

The last two years have seen several deaths in our extended families. I haven’t blogged about any of them until now for many different reasons: my strong preference for privacy in certain areas of my life; I wasn’t sure what to say about them; other topics seemed more pressing. The first person I remember grieving over was my…






Who Should Speak for Pastors’ Kids?

How likely is it that preachers’ kids will lose their faith? Is it any different from the general population? The Barna Group, a Christian polling organization, just published the results of its study of pastors’ children to see whether it was true that ‘those who’ve grown up closest to the church are the quickest to leave it….’…






If You Could Keep Only One Memory What Would It Be?

 If you could keep only one memory what would it be?  Thanksgiving, 1992. All five members of my nuclear family are gathered around the table eating what we consider to be a feast: mashed potatoes, gravy, a meat of some kind ( probably chicken), pie for dessert. There were no doubt other delicious things on…






Personas Aren’t People

The next chapter of After the Storm is taking a little longer to write than I had anticipated, but it will be posted tomorrow evening. Today I’m responding to a blog post about public personas. My golden rule when looking at a celebrity is to ask myself whether or not I would like to be…






Tag Archive: PK Stories

This Isn’t How Earworms Are Supposed to Work

This might come as a surprise to readers who haven’t heard this story yet, but my family didn’t listen to secular music until I was in middle school. Even then it was limited for religious reasons. We knew a few hymns. We knew a lot about worship music, old folk songs from my parents’ childhoods, and…






“I Hate the Devil…”

I’m still recuperating from the “I’m not sick” game, so today’s post will be short and silly. Growing up I thought the devil was the cause of all of the bad things in the world: bee stings on the bottom of your foot, headaches that appeared out of nowhere, the deaths of small animals. Now picture a…






The Right Way to Grieve

The last two years have seen several deaths in our extended families. I haven’t blogged about any of them until now for many different reasons: my strong preference for privacy in certain areas of my life; I wasn’t sure what to say about them; other topics seemed more pressing. The first person I remember grieving over was my…






Who Should Speak for Pastors’ Kids?

How likely is it that preachers’ kids will lose their faith? Is it any different from the general population? The Barna Group, a Christian polling organization, just published the results of its study of pastors’ children to see whether it was true that ‘those who’ve grown up closest to the church are the quickest to leave it….’…






If You Could Keep Only One Memory What Would It Be?

 If you could keep only one memory what would it be?  Thanksgiving, 1992. All five members of my nuclear family are gathered around the table eating what we consider to be a feast: mashed potatoes, gravy, a meat of some kind ( probably chicken), pie for dessert. There were no doubt other delicious things on…






Personas Aren’t People

The next chapter of After the Storm is taking a little longer to write than I had anticipated, but it will be posted tomorrow evening. Today I’m responding to a blog post about public personas. My golden rule when looking at a celebrity is to ask myself whether or not I would like to be…






Tag Archive: PK Stories

This Isn’t How Earworms Are Supposed to Work

This might come as a surprise to readers who haven’t heard this story yet, but my family didn’t listen to secular music until I was in middle school. Even then it was limited for religious reasons. We knew a few hymns. We knew a lot about worship music, old folk songs from my parents’ childhoods, and…






“I Hate the Devil…”

I’m still recuperating from the “I’m not sick” game, so today’s post will be short and silly. Growing up I thought the devil was the cause of all of the bad things in the world: bee stings on the bottom of your foot, headaches that appeared out of nowhere, the deaths of small animals. Now picture a…






The Right Way to Grieve

The last two years have seen several deaths in our extended families. I haven’t blogged about any of them until now for many different reasons: my strong preference for privacy in certain areas of my life; I wasn’t sure what to say about them; other topics seemed more pressing. The first person I remember grieving over was my…






Who Should Speak for Pastors’ Kids?

How likely is it that preachers’ kids will lose their faith? Is it any different from the general population? The Barna Group, a Christian polling organization, just published the results of its study of pastors’ children to see whether it was true that ‘those who’ve grown up closest to the church are the quickest to leave it….’…






If You Could Keep Only One Memory What Would It Be?

 If you could keep only one memory what would it be?  Thanksgiving, 1992. All five members of my nuclear family are gathered around the table eating what we consider to be a feast: mashed potatoes, gravy, a meat of some kind ( probably chicken), pie for dessert. There were no doubt other delicious things on…






Personas Aren’t People

The next chapter of After the Storm is taking a little longer to write than I had anticipated, but it will be posted tomorrow evening. Today I’m responding to a blog post about public personas. My golden rule when looking at a celebrity is to ask myself whether or not I would like to be…






Tag Archive: PK Stories

This Isn’t How Earworms Are Supposed to Work

This might come as a surprise to readers who haven’t heard this story yet, but my family didn’t listen to secular music until I was in middle school. Even then it was limited for religious reasons. We knew a few hymns. We knew a lot about worship music, old folk songs from my parents’ childhoods, and…






“I Hate the Devil…”

I’m still recuperating from the “I’m not sick” game, so today’s post will be short and silly. Growing up I thought the devil was the cause of all of the bad things in the world: bee stings on the bottom of your foot, headaches that appeared out of nowhere, the deaths of small animals. Now picture a…






The Right Way to Grieve

The last two years have seen several deaths in our extended families. I haven’t blogged about any of them until now for many different reasons: my strong preference for privacy in certain areas of my life; I wasn’t sure what to say about them; other topics seemed more pressing. The first person I remember grieving over was my…






Who Should Speak for Pastors’ Kids?

How likely is it that preachers’ kids will lose their faith? Is it any different from the general population? The Barna Group, a Christian polling organization, just published the results of its study of pastors’ children to see whether it was true that ‘those who’ve grown up closest to the church are the quickest to leave it….’…






If You Could Keep Only One Memory What Would It Be?

 If you could keep only one memory what would it be?  Thanksgiving, 1992. All five members of my nuclear family are gathered around the table eating what we consider to be a feast: mashed potatoes, gravy, a meat of some kind ( probably chicken), pie for dessert. There were no doubt other delicious things on…






Personas Aren’t People

The next chapter of After the Storm is taking a little longer to write than I had anticipated, but it will be posted tomorrow evening. Today I’m responding to a blog post about public personas. My golden rule when looking at a celebrity is to ask myself whether or not I would like to be…






Tag Archive: PK Stories

This Isn’t How Earworms Are Supposed to Work

This might come as a surprise to readers who haven’t heard this story yet, but my family didn’t listen to secular music until I was in middle school. Even then it was limited for religious reasons. We knew a few hymns. We knew a lot about worship music, old folk songs from my parents’ childhoods, and…






“I Hate the Devil…”

I’m still recuperating from the “I’m not sick” game, so today’s post will be short and silly. Growing up I thought the devil was the cause of all of the bad things in the world: bee stings on the bottom of your foot, headaches that appeared out of nowhere, the deaths of small animals. Now picture a…






The Right Way to Grieve

The last two years have seen several deaths in our extended families. I haven’t blogged about any of them until now for many different reasons: my strong preference for privacy in certain areas of my life; I wasn’t sure what to say about them; other topics seemed more pressing. The first person I remember grieving over was my…






Who Should Speak for Pastors’ Kids?

How likely is it that preachers’ kids will lose their faith? Is it any different from the general population? The Barna Group, a Christian polling organization, just published the results of its study of pastors’ children to see whether it was true that ‘those who’ve grown up closest to the church are the quickest to leave it….’…






If You Could Keep Only One Memory What Would It Be?

 If you could keep only one memory what would it be?  Thanksgiving, 1992. All five members of my nuclear family are gathered around the table eating what we consider to be a feast: mashed potatoes, gravy, a meat of some kind ( probably chicken), pie for dessert. There were no doubt other delicious things on…






Personas Aren’t People

The next chapter of After the Storm is taking a little longer to write than I had anticipated, but it will be posted tomorrow evening. Today I’m responding to a blog post about public personas. My golden rule when looking at a celebrity is to ask myself whether or not I would like to be…






Tag Archive: PK Stories

This Isn’t How Earworms Are Supposed to Work

This might come as a surprise to readers who haven’t heard this story yet, but my family didn’t listen to secular music until I was in middle school. Even then it was limited for religious reasons. We knew a few hymns. We knew a lot about worship music, old folk songs from my parents’ childhoods, and…






“I Hate the Devil…”

I’m still recuperating from the “I’m not sick” game, so today’s post will be short and silly. Growing up I thought the devil was the cause of all of the bad things in the world: bee stings on the bottom of your foot, headaches that appeared out of nowhere, the deaths of small animals. Now picture a…






The Right Way to Grieve

The last two years have seen several deaths in our extended families. I haven’t blogged about any of them until now for many different reasons: my strong preference for privacy in certain areas of my life; I wasn’t sure what to say about them; other topics seemed more pressing. The first person I remember grieving over was my…






Who Should Speak for Pastors’ Kids?

How likely is it that preachers’ kids will lose their faith? Is it any different from the general population? The Barna Group, a Christian polling organization, just published the results of its study of pastors’ children to see whether it was true that ‘those who’ve grown up closest to the church are the quickest to leave it….’…






If You Could Keep Only One Memory What Would It Be?

 If you could keep only one memory what would it be?  Thanksgiving, 1992. All five members of my nuclear family are gathered around the table eating what we consider to be a feast: mashed potatoes, gravy, a meat of some kind ( probably chicken), pie for dessert. There were no doubt other delicious things on…






Personas Aren’t People

The next chapter of After the Storm is taking a little longer to write than I had anticipated, but it will be posted tomorrow evening. Today I’m responding to a blog post about public personas. My golden rule when looking at a celebrity is to ask myself whether or not I would like to be…






Tag Archive: PK Stories

This Isn’t How Earworms Are Supposed to Work

This might come as a surprise to readers who haven’t heard this story yet, but my family didn’t listen to secular music until I was in middle school. Even then it was limited for religious reasons. We knew a few hymns. We knew a lot about worship music, old folk songs from my parents’ childhoods, and…






“I Hate the Devil…”

I’m still recuperating from the “I’m not sick” game, so today’s post will be short and silly. Growing up I thought the devil was the cause of all of the bad things in the world: bee stings on the bottom of your foot, headaches that appeared out of nowhere, the deaths of small animals. Now picture a…






The Right Way to Grieve

The last two years have seen several deaths in our extended families. I haven’t blogged about any of them until now for many different reasons: my strong preference for privacy in certain areas of my life; I wasn’t sure what to say about them; other topics seemed more pressing. The first person I remember grieving over was my…






Who Should Speak for Pastors’ Kids?

How likely is it that preachers’ kids will lose their faith? Is it any different from the general population? The Barna Group, a Christian polling organization, just published the results of its study of pastors’ children to see whether it was true that ‘those who’ve grown up closest to the church are the quickest to leave it….’…






If You Could Keep Only One Memory What Would It Be?

 If you could keep only one memory what would it be?  Thanksgiving, 1992. All five members of my nuclear family are gathered around the table eating what we consider to be a feast: mashed potatoes, gravy, a meat of some kind ( probably chicken), pie for dessert. There were no doubt other delicious things on…






Personas Aren’t People

The next chapter of After the Storm is taking a little longer to write than I had anticipated, but it will be posted tomorrow evening. Today I’m responding to a blog post about public personas. My golden rule when looking at a celebrity is to ask myself whether or not I would like to be…






Tag Archive: PK Stories

This Isn’t How Earworms Are Supposed to Work

This might come as a surprise to readers who haven’t heard this story yet, but my family didn’t listen to secular music until I was in middle school. Even then it was limited for religious reasons. We knew a few hymns. We knew a lot about worship music, old folk songs from my parents’ childhoods, and…






“I Hate the Devil…”

I’m still recuperating from the “I’m not sick” game, so today’s post will be short and silly. Growing up I thought the devil was the cause of all of the bad things in the world: bee stings on the bottom of your foot, headaches that appeared out of nowhere, the deaths of small animals. Now picture a…






The Right Way to Grieve

The last two years have seen several deaths in our extended families. I haven’t blogged about any of them until now for many different reasons: my strong preference for privacy in certain areas of my life; I wasn’t sure what to say about them; other topics seemed more pressing. The first person I remember grieving over was my…






Who Should Speak for Pastors’ Kids?

How likely is it that preachers’ kids will lose their faith? Is it any different from the general population? The Barna Group, a Christian polling organization, just published the results of its study of pastors’ children to see whether it was true that ‘those who’ve grown up closest to the church are the quickest to leave it….’…






If You Could Keep Only One Memory What Would It Be?

 If you could keep only one memory what would it be?  Thanksgiving, 1992. All five members of my nuclear family are gathered around the table eating what we consider to be a feast: mashed potatoes, gravy, a meat of some kind ( probably chicken), pie for dessert. There were no doubt other delicious things on…






Personas Aren’t People

The next chapter of After the Storm is taking a little longer to write than I had anticipated, but it will be posted tomorrow evening. Today I’m responding to a blog post about public personas. My golden rule when looking at a celebrity is to ask myself whether or not I would like to be…