Thank you.

Today, I woke up alive and healthy, in a warm bed, next to my best friend. (Thank you) I stepped out onto a soft carpet on the floor of a relatively nice home in a safe, small town neighborhood. (Thank you) On my way to the bathroom, I bent down and scratched behind the fuzzy ears of my loving canine …

Potholes.

When left unattended for too long, potholes widen, deepen, and become dangerously destructive. Roads begin to disintegrate and fall into ruin. But when a pothole is filled, the road regains its integrity and its worth. And when a road is newly paved, it allows for a glorious, considerably smoother ride. People have potholes. Troubles, trials, loneliness, disappointment, failure, rejection…when weak …

Does this really matter?

If God walked into your house and said, “Tomorrow, everything in your life that you do not thank Me for today is going to be taken away,” what would be on your list? What’s truly important? Make a list. Consider the things you’ve put on it. Ask yourself, “Does this really matter?”

Green grass.

There is a particular man in my town who has perhaps one of the most beautifully manicured, lush green lawns I have seen—it certainly stands out amid all the others in the neighborhood. So I wondered, how did he get it to be in this fantastic state? The lawn next door to his doesn’t look nearly as good, and the …

McEasyway’s.

There is nothing quite as impressively delicious as a pasta sauce made entirely from scratch, having slowly simmered all day. It has a robust flavor unlike any other. Nor is there a homemade chicken soup, nor a crockpot roast, nor a fresh baked pie that doesn’t reign far and above anything found in the center aisles of the grocery store or handed to …