Cereal

I dislike Fruity Pebbles more than any other cereal not because they have the worst flavor, but rather because they don’t live up to their full potential. I want them to be as delicious as their fruit-flavored cereal competitors. But they just aren’t. Instead, they are less tasty and much more difficult to clean up. It quickly dawned on me that a gospel principle lay buried in that conversation and my son was about to hear it.

Cereal

I dislike Fruity Pebbles more than any other cereal not because they have the worst flavor, but rather because they don’t live up to their full potential. I want them to be as delicious as their fruit-flavored cereal competitors. But they just aren’t. Instead, they are less tasty and much more difficult to clean up. It quickly dawned on me that a gospel principle lay buried in that conversation and my son was about to hear it.

The Coolest Thing in the Universe

Fun fact: if you hold up a pea at roughly arm’s length, it covers the disc of the sun just like the moon does during an eclipse. Obviously you wouldn’t want to try this due to the harmful nature of looking directly at the sun, but the same principle would also blot out the disc … Continue reading The Coolest Thing in the Universe

Gardening the Hard Way

Sweat streamed into all sorts of strange places and soaked deep into my sun hat creating a personal sauna that clung to me as I worked in the garden. I resolutely vowed to keep up on the garden this year. I had made an annual ritual of promising myself three or four times a year over the last five years that this season would be different.

All Things Are Numbered

“Dad, do you think we’ve found all the balls?”  “I don’t know,” I thoughtfully replied.  I looked around to see if any obvious balls had been missed, but didn’t see any more lying about. I musingly regarded the bucket and opined that we must have found all of them because the bucket seemed to be as full now as it had been before it fell out of the truck.