Archives For thanks

A month ago, at the urging of Caleb McNary, I joined forces with a group of fellow bloggers.

We joined faces forces to form a team, an hirsute team. Our purpose? To go on strike. From shaving.

That’s right, along with millions of others, we united, like the Federation of Planets, to observe the the annual beardfest known as “No Shave November.”

We did this to highlight the need for something we here in America take for granted. Every. Single. Day:

Clean drinking water.

We tweeted, we cajoled, we pleaded.

And you stepped up to the plate, knocking it right out of the park!

This is for you:


Oh, sorry–my bad. This is for you:


Because we, the #BeardedBloggers didn’t do it–you did!

Thank-you very, very much!

All, it seems since before I went to bootcamp, my family has been under one kind of concerted attack, or another. First, it was my marriage; then our health, sleep, finances. And now our little girl’s health. Again.

About a month ago, she was in the hospital with an extremely high fever, and was dehydrated as a result. Now she’s been struck ill again.

This week, my wife Lisa, is supposed to leave for the Captivating Women’s Retreat. It seems that everything that’s happened recently has had one goal: keep her from going.

Despite knowing, and receiving multiple confirmations, that she is supposed to go.

Please join us in praying against these things that assault her womanly heart, and seek to take her out. Please pray that God clears the way for the wonderful time he has planned for her.

Thank-you, and God bless you all!

How can I be praying for you?

Thank-You/Bella Is Home

randomlychad  —  September 8, 2012 — 2 Comments


Thanks go out to Jesus, all of you who prayed, and the kind hospital staff. Bella is home, and back to her normal six-year-old self.

Lisa and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for caring about us.

How can we be praying for you?

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. It is a day set aside to remember those who paid the ultimate price in securing the freedoms we all too often take for granted in America. While I’ve not had the privilege of serving in the military, nor have I personally known anyone who has given their life, I nevertheless want to say:


Thank-you to all the former, and active duty personnel, who have given, and are giving, the best years of their lives to secure the freedoms I enjoy.

Thank-you for giving up so much time with your children and families so I can safely enjoy time with mine. It is not a privilege I take lightly.

Thank-you to:

My uncle, Kelly Graham, who served in the Navy.

My cousin, Daryn Callahan, who served in the Army.

I know we–I–don’t say it enough:


Many thanks to Ken Hagerman for this gorgeous coffee swag:


Ken ran a contest last month to celebrate his “blogaversary,” and I was somehow blessed to win.

Thanks again, Ken!