My Ideal Work Day

Let’s do some dream vocalization, shall we? For your reading pleasure, my ideal work day. Please share your ideal work day in the comments! Wake up at 7AM. Write 1500 words. Lift weights etc. for an hour. Shower and breakfast. Write for another hour. Take a...

The Shamrock That Was Patient Zero

Or: Why my wife is just the best. Today, after church, I arrived at the area that my family convenes in prior to our exfiltration to the van. B, who is child 5 and has a personality the size of a continent, ran toward me excitedly brandishing a shamrock he had...

I Can’t Believe This Is My Life

If you know me, you know I’ve had an interesting life. If I were a superhero, my origin story is pretty solid. Maybe you don’t know much of that story. A good place to get some info about my childhood and past would by my Thanks Series, here on this...

The Year of Job

Sometimes I wonder what we mean when we encourage someone going through tough times to “stay strong.” Or what do we mean when we feel like we have to be strong to help someone get through a trying time? Do we mean that the person or people going through...

My Mothers

Of course I’m thinking about mothers on Mothers’ Day. Interestingly, by the way, this was a day originally enacted by women as a protest against war. In any case, I’m thinking about mothers. I knew my mother. I suppose I spent the first five or six...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series