Expecting the Unexpected

I first learned about the rule to “Expect the unexpected” from Dave Ramsey. Like a lot of his advice, it is simple but brilliant. I’ve found this same principle very applicable when it comes to my infinitely creative and all-wise Heavenly Father. Because He cannot lie, His promises are sure. I can expect Him to…

Part 3: Car Accidents & Road Kill

Impact & A Conversation With a Deer Admittedly, I was going a little over the speed limit, in a hurry to get home and go to bed I suppose. It was dark and drizzly and there were just a smattering of cars on the highway. As I approached the outskirts of Healdsburg, just as the…

Part 1: Car Accidents & Road Kill

Do you ever wonder where you would be if you had not had a particular experience or been present at a certain event? I believe the following events have radically shaped the course of my life and nothing about them were anything I could have planned for or predicted… and with hind sight in hand,…

A $10 Bill and a Ripe Banana

A few days ago I left my dad’s house in the early evening and was most of the way to Sebastopol when I stopped at a gas station with a virtually empty tank of gas. I began frantically looking around my car for my wallet but a quick call to my dad confirmed my suspicion…

Alden the Altima

Part 3 on Specific Prayer (Click here to read part 1 and part 2) About three years ago after doing without for some time, I was in need of a car. In the early Fall of 2008 I came very close to buying a Vespa when my parents offered to loan me their Durango for the…

An Unexpected Ride

About four years ago, my mom’s side of the family planned a get-together at my aunt’s house in Sacramento. At the time I did not have a car of my own but whenever there was a family gathering at my aunt’s house, my mom and step-dad who live in Ukiah, would pass through Rohnert Park…