Impossible To Enjoy?

Lowell, Massachusetts Church
Lowell, Massachusetts Church

Ever love something, but because of things that seem out of your control, you realize that it’s almost impossible to enjoy?

Life is hard. No secret there.

Figuring out how to survive the daily, relentless pressures that come at us is part of life.

Our son (9) attends Catechism on Wednesday nights. Four years ago, I would drop him off and then sit in the parking lot doing work on my laptop, until PREP class was over.

Three years ago, I changed the process and became a volunteer, as a classroom assistant. The lead teacher has taught Catechism for about 15 years – a real pro.

Over and over in my mind, I mentally rehearsed being an awesome teacher, for those unexpected nights where I’m in charge. One that inspires nine-year olds to pay attention and be fully engaged. It never happens the way I visualize it. Quitting seems like the best alternative to racking my brain and emotions into despair.

Sometimes the lead teacher is unable to attend, leaving me at the mercy of the students. Call it the substitute-teacher syndrome.


It happens every time I am the (solo) lead teacher . They eat me alive with their ability to manipulate and control the classroom energy.

But not last night.

It’s Coming

Peter Cottontail?
Peter Cottontail?

In our busy world, important things are easy to overlook. Not because we are bad people, but because we have so much to do:

  • Work
  • Bills
  • Serve
  • Fix
  • Prepare
  • Eat
  • Worry
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Read
  • Drive
  • Socialize
  • Church
  • School
  • Garden
  • Clean
  • Shower
  • Shop

And then, out of nowhere, an old friend knocks on our door. We answer the door, but don’t recognize the stranger.

It’s been a year.


Nothing So Needs Reforming

Stick Figures Against Reform
Stick Figures Against Reform

“Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” — Mark Twain

Luckiest Dad In The World

This guy is wacked. He actually believes he’s the luckiest Dad in the whole world.

After watching this 71-second video, you’ll most likely agree. Maybe he’s not wacked in the head after all.

This Might Change Your Life

Quoting Jesus

Life Can Grind Us Down, Or Polish Us
Life Can Grind Us Down, Or Polish Us

“Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.

Into your hands, I commend my spirit.”

Got your final breathes ready?