The willingness to believe even in the absence of direct evidence.
The fragrant flagrant derangement of a vagrant hell-bent on your entertainment. I paint words on the canvas of your identity so that together we can become something beautiful, something raw and naked, something eternal. Thank you for becoming my art.
A freight elevator is a wondrous machine.
Sometimes the only way through is from the outside looking in.
Well done, good and faithful servant. Come and share your master's happiness.
The most you could say - all you could say - it's just a tree.
For he who loves God without faith reflects upon himself. He who loves God in faith reflects upon God.
The words echoed in her ears - not ominously - a whisper, not a thunder.
It doesn't matter who you are or they are, you can love anyone anywhere anytime. You can even love yourself.
For the past 20 years, I’ve been living with dozens of women.
Falling in love means looking forward to becoming someone else with someone else.
“Where were you in the hospital? Didn’t you have a nurse named Blair?”
Step 1) Click this link. Step 2) ... Step 3) Profit. Step 4) Love.
if there were no God...
Some days are worth celebrating because they aren't the day they were a year ago.
"There’s a fly in my soup! What do I do?" Asked Timmy of his mom as he stared at his stew.
I asked of my mom, “Mom, what would you do? What would you do with a bug in your shoe?”
I do not want to capture; I have no desire to catch. It’s not because I’m bad at it; it’s because I don’t value those relationships.
It's hard to believe that I've been out of the hospital for almost a month.
Some beautiful things have happened to me the past few weeks, and it would be a shame to split the stories up.
I'm proud to be an Aggie for the same reasons I'm proud to be a Texan and an American.
Rupert A. Murdoch lived on a beach along a long cliff within easy reach...
We use words like "art" without any idea of what we are really talking about.
Legal status is the pretty-pink-bow-on-a-pig way of saying legal discrimination.
Let's look at some of the reasons why people claim I should form an opinion about the legal status of marriage and why I think they're ridiculous.
Marriage is not about love. Marriage is not about sex. Marriage is not about commitment.
Some people leave you better than they found you.
She's bigger on the inside.
It may come as quite the surprise, but I have on occasion been known to analyze the circumstances - and people - in my life.
Anyone can say they are married. The government does not have any hold on the term, simply on the legal status.
I tried to record what I couldn't write.
From that first moment, I was hooked on fishing for your smile.
All too often we miss the transitions that should demand reflection.
to Ashley, who showed me beauty not as I see it, but as it is.
I was asked to write a note for a former teacher for her retirement party. Thankfully she did not teach me English.
Alright, enough delay… It’s time to talk about time.
Infinity, as you may remember, is a mathematician's fancy way of saying "I don't know."
There aren't many people who understand much about baptism and the ones who do disagree with each other.
It is not yet my time.
We've been together for so long, it's difficult to imagine a life without you.
To my knowledge, Acts 19 is the only place in the Bible where a god is specifically named that doesn't result in a massacre one way or the other.
I've created a new diet. Not "diet" in the sense of "gimmicky way to lose weight" but a full-on life changing process around eating.
The Fuwjin Suite v0.9.6 is released to Maven Central. Some fun new features in there.
Closures in Java are always a ripe source for debate, discussion, flame wars, angst ridden blog posts about the joys of other languages, etc.
Maybe you can tell from my previous post that I'm completely fed up with Java Exception FUD.
The real question is not "How slow are 'failures reported as exceptions' compared to 'code that never fails'?"
I just don't understand what message I'm supposed to be hearing from the modern pulpit.
Every time I've ever heard someone preach on John 13, they've said it was about serving each other.
You have a new one, can this be mine?
We spend all week chasing what we want; why does the time we set aside to recenter on what is truly important wind up being about what we want too.
An end to a time is a time for reflection. A new beginning is time for anticipation. Graduation is both.
Chris could not believe his eyes.
Just because I think there's a right way doesn't make it right.
If you could sacrifice your son and save the whole world, wouldn't you?
If a miracle happens in the wilderness, and no one witnesses it, does it have an impact?
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14 Be still, for this is a sacred day. Do not grieve. Nehemiah 8:11 Be still befor...
This is the story of Cap'n Fluffy's run in with Bucktooth the Pirate
Some places are haunted by the memories of what was but is no more.
And so, my dear pupils, it is time for another foray into the deep effervescent thoughts of that most delightful system of measurement, the Mike Unit.
I’m in love.
I'm blessed to have re-re-re-uncled.
As I am wont to do, I gave only half of the story in my previous post.
Sex is not sinful. There are however conditions where sex is an affront to God. He spells them out in Leviticus 18.
An introduction to my own system of measurement.
Money can't buy you love, but it can buy you stuff that makes you more eccentric than the guy living next door.
Man, I am so glad you asked. This is the most awesome story ever.
I've been waiting for you.
To all my friends who haven't had a good Fuw-versation in many moons.
Agile is worthless if we can't do it.
I feel like being really selfish. Grandma doesn't care that we're here. She doesn't care, but I do.
I believe software development is a conversation.
Planned Parenthood is one of the most amazingly poor names one could have given any company ever.
I'm finding that I have less and less in common with the Christian community than I think I do.
Why get married if you’re not going to have kids?
I killed it. A beautiful newborn. I simply choked the life right out of it. I put it out of my misery.
I went to a Texas A&M baseball game. It's like going to a line dance; it's like watching sheep.
I've been waiting for years for the perfect blog to use that lil' gem of a title.
I get angry when "symbol" and "communion" wind up in the same sentence.
It's that time of the year. Time to be more aware of breast cancer.
Thanks Steph for opening my eyes to the bigger question about desire.
“My soul sings a song even the angels cannot sing.” - Pocket Full of Rocks “Falling”
Rough thoughts on attention, desire, and lust.
I think about Bonfire all the time. I love Bonfire. Bonfire did what it set out to do perfectly.
Ever wonder why I spend a lot of time talking about first dates?
I'm about the worst person to give dating advice ever.
No one has seen God at any time. The unique One - fully God - the “I am” in the bosom of the Father, that One has explained him fully. - John 1:18
It seems that church on Easter Sunday is about almost everything besides Jesus' resurrection.
I tend to find racial stereotypes to be the cheapest jokes.
Some might call this story an analogy, others a parable. I prefer to call it a painting.
The women I know these days don't know the first thing about being attractive.
I collapsed in the corner of their upstairs landing...
This time of year makes me think of, ponder, and otherwise potificate the many facets and faces of death.
In telling the story I present this evening, I'm afraid that I must spoil a few of the puzzles on notpron.
This flag is presented on behalf of a grateful nation…
My mom’s story, unlike most people, begins not with her birth but with mine.
Surely getting out of the boat took above average faith, yet Jesus said otherwise.
I always used to say "Every woman wants to own a man."
If Mary were truly expecting a miracle, why would she think Jesus needed any helpers?
This story starts with a phone call.
Elmer Fudd and I have separate wascally wabbit hunting grounds; his acetate, mine in the far more elusive job market.
The Magi didn't travel because of the star; they traveled because of the king.
I had the distinct priviledge and pleasure this past weekend of giving both my first and my second toast at a wedding.
Ah, the joys of Unclehood and infant baptism.
What is your definition of the Holy Spirit? According to that definition how does it interact with us?
Can someone repent too much? The simple answer, no.
Following one of my previous blog posts, my brother asked “Is forgiveness a response to repentance, or is repentance a response to forgiveness?”
I ran across this song the other day. I couldn’t find the lyrics online, so I’m posting them here. It’s called “Around My Neck” by 100 Portraits
By pretty much all accounts, I'm an incredible guy.
I'm not sure I've ever felt this worthless in all my life.
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.
A stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, it is the power and wisdom of God.
Thoughts on the Theory of Evolution.
Everyone wants to protect the cow, but no one ever cares about the cotton.
Yeah, I went there.
By request, a little late night blogrification on the perils of being a nice guy.
The Olympics are completely totally soley about one thing and one thing only.
Aggies aren't at all like I imagined they would be.
Well, not so much for happy healthy dating, more for a happy healthy first date.
Human emotion is a terribly difficult thing to capture.
Cleaning... if it really is next to Godliness, then I'm really glad I'm not God.
Nope. No Fuwjane, no Fuwjill, no Fuwjaniqua.
I do, more often than not, use words inappropriately, but I think the ability to define them is paramount.
Names are odd things. I don't mean the letters on your drivers license. I mean your name.
Every new t-shirt longs to show off it's newness.
You're going to listen to this story, and you're going to like it.
The cardinal rule of Fuwjaxianism.
Some people say that when you vote, you should vote for the best man for the job.
I think people who use computers should learn how to program.
My former students had more drama in their collective pinky finger than Mr. Turner has on all of his networks.
We took a pony keg down the river.
I was in an anti-relationship one time.
Come near to God and he will come near to you.
The Bible is not a rulebook, though it does contain God's Law.
The key to the gambler's fallacy is "your luck will change".
You just don't run across proud illiterates most days.
I filled in for my pastor who took a much deserved vacation of sorts. I just couldn't read what I'd been given.
Art is human experience and emotion distilled down till it's just short of abstract.
Victory and vacation with my monkey minions.
“So where’re all these opinions, O professional opiner?”
I did not, contrary to popular belief, make it up.
It was, in a word, beautiful.
The story about telling the story of my cousin Jeff's wedding at my friend Jeff's wedding.
On this day, this opening day, I must leave you with the one opinion which is not an opinion.