I enjoy get-togethers.
I like a good celebration.
Parties are fun.
It all energizes me: the décor, the people and probably most importantly the food.
One of the best parties I ever attended was a wedding reception for my cousin.
He married a Jewish girl and the party was amazing.
From the moment they yelled, “Mazel tov!” and broke the glass the celebration was on.
My grandma called me last week from a number I didn’t recognize.
She was on her cell phone and I could hear road noise in the background as we talked.
She mentioned that my grandpa and her were in the area and had a gift to drop by for our son Lincoln who recently turned three.
On today’s podcast I introduce you to one of our “unsung heroes” at NWLife.
His name is Grant and he is one of the coolest people at our church.
He loves God’s house and does his best to help build it.
I love Grant’s understated sense of humor.
He makes NWLife a better place and I think you’ll enjoy meeting him on today’s podcast.
When I was a senior in high school I took part in my first (and last) beauty pageant.
“Mr. Kentridge” was a variety show of sorts that was meant to spoof real pageants and talent competitions.
It was the perfect venue to showcase my skills… or lack thereof.
10 high school guys were out to prove they were Kentridge High School’s finest, most talented, handsome and all-around greatest dude.
There was an opening choreographed dance number. I nailed it.
There was a talent portion. Nailed it.
Then the wheels came off…
I bit my lip and swallowed more tears in those 12 minutes than I have in a long time.
I kept eye contact with the surgeon in between glances at my wife.
He talked us through the whole surgery. Calmly. Slowly. In easy to understand if not unsettlingly truthful terms.
Our five-month old son Nolan is scheduled for open-heart surgery on Tuesday January 14th.