I’ll always remember the first time I laid eyes on that sign. It was a cold January evening, and I happened to be taking an alternate route home from work to avoid some kind of traffic backup. As I drove along Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester, it was dark and snowing a little bit. I was tired, teary-eyed, missing a place that felt like home, missing a friend… just plain homesick. Rochester wasn’t home yet, as kind as everyone was. [Read more…] about Hope Lifts Our Hearts
We made a pretty drastic change to the way we (Brian and I, not Josh) eat late last fall, and I thought maybe I would post a little update on how that’s going. We adopted a ketogenic way of eating, although for Brian it’s more of a low carb thing at this point.
So far, we’ve found plenty of healthy and flavorful recipes to keep things interesting. [Read more…] about Still Kinda Keto
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of video games. There are too many video games, not enough time. But thanks to Twitch streams (and “Let’s Play” youtube videos), I don’t have to play every one to find good ones. Some gems have appeared early in 2017. I’ve already got some purchased and hopefully will have some free time to get into them soon, and there are some that I’m seriously interested in purchasing.
In no particular order, here they are:
This weekend, I had the chance to spend some time at a local pregnancy care center, CompassCare. My friend and I were there to go on a tour of their new facilities, and get some information on their annual fundraising event, Walk for Life.
I loved seeing their exam rooms (huge, beautiful, full of light), and hearing about their mission. [Read more…] about An Act of Grace
This isn’t a food blog, it’s more of a whatever-we-feel-like-writing-about blog, but today it’s about food! Each Sunday, we have a group of hungry college students in our home for post-sermon application discussion and lunch. We have a fantastic food coordinator who loves students and loves to make sure they are well fed – she makes sure that someone makes lunch each week, and every 4th week that person is me!
Cooking for a crowd isn’t necessarily my forte, but this year I found something that seems to be a hit every time I make it. Slider sandwiches are a pretty big deal, apparently! I never have leftovers when I make them, and usually hear things like “oh man, those were delicious, I love those things”, which is music to my ears! [Read more…] about The Crowdpleasers!
One of the things I love to do when I need to buckle down and work on a project at work is to put a sign on the door (I have to be somewhat direct – do not open this door unless the zombie apocalypse has begun), plug my earbuds in, and find something appropriately motivating or relaxing to listen to. My current office is located right under some kind of HVAC unit. It often vibrates like it’s about to take off, so music is a big self-defense mechanism at the moment! Here are a few of my current favorites, including my personal favorite which is my own somewhat eclectic mix of genres: [Read more…] about Current Playlist Obsessions