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February 2010

There Will Come a Moment

There will come a moment when you feel it. An aching burden in the cavernous dark of your hollowed-out chest. Your heart flexing, struggling to expand. Pressing against ribs like the bars of a prison. Desperate for release. To be free. Internal bruises ache in and around your ribcage express your panicked desire for escape. In that moment, you will have a choice. A choice you haven’t felt able to make until that very moment. If chosen, you can once and for all surrender that protective covering… that hardened shell designed to shelter your bloodied heart. Your heart wants to […]

Evidence of my Poetic Roots

I was leafing through a journal from 2005 and saw this entry: I am a poet at heart. I long to make my pages sing of beauty, divinity, and human achings. I wish for my words to be breathed upon and made a living document – a Pinnochio of poetry.

From Dr. Pepper to Organic Green Tea in 6 Easy Steps

Since I married Heather in 2004, I’ve taken the slow approach to healthy living, opting to adapt incrementally over time so that my body and mind don’t rebel against me. Too often, people think they have to make drastic changes in order to live healthier lives. That’s not necessarily so. With willpower and attempting massive change, there’s the real possibility for failure and shame, which lead a person to avoid trying again. Here’s an example of an approach I took to rid myself of my soda drinking addiction:

My First Guest Post on Mommypotamus

It’s a great honor to be invited to be a guest blogger on Mommypotamus.com. I mean that. When your own wife thinks enough of you to ask you to contribute, it’s no small thing. Here’s an excerpt: “There’s something strategic, prophetic, and pioneering in all this. God has called us on a strange journey. I call it strange for your benefit because, honestly, it’s all become quite normal to me. Not to spoil all the future posts Heather may have planned, but one can only endure so many ground eggshells, kale chips, and fermented “stuff” before pretty much nothing short […]

There’s Something Prophetic and Pioneering in All This

Hey, everyone… Daniel here. As I began to explain in my last blog post, we’re doing the family blog thing. Originally, we were going to start a third blog for all our family stories, and Heather and I both sort of just agreed that the family blog should reside right here at Mommypotamus.com (UPDATE: The family blog never happened. Mommypotamus kind of became a big deal all on its own). There’s something strategic, prophetic, and pioneering in all this. God has called us on a strange journey. I call it strange for your benefit because, honestly, it’s all become quite normal […]