Top 10 Air Fresheners That Don’t Exist But Really Should

Haven’t we all taken in that sickly sweet air that causes someone to blurt out ‘hey, did you plant a cherry tree in your foyer and not tell your best friend?’ or ‘wow, that apple pie smells fantastic! Is it really in your engine compartment?’ Yes, those moments of faux flowery exclamation are brought to us by(…)

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Ode to the Gummi Bear

Ode to the Gummi Bear

Oh, the Haribo Gummi Bear, how I love thee! I could wax rhapsodic about these little nuggets of sweet gelatinous gold. And I will! Many a friend, family member, work colleague, and random commuter know that these are my #1 candy, having slowly but methodically pushed Kit-Kat to the honorable 2nd place (one above Snickers).(…)

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

So…why haven’t I been blogging? Great question. The Road of Life has many twists and turns and sometimes you have to spend alot of effort focusing to stay between the yellow lines. That’s what I’ve been doing. But I miss this, journaling the past, present, future of Christopher Ross. I’m back. Not like a Michael(…)

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The Christmas Miracle

The Christmas Miracle

For our Christmas Eve service,  Pastor spoke about signs and how even when believing with faith they can be expected.  He shared how the birth of Christ was a sign of God’s love for us and his desire to offer us salvation. A simple message but one that really spoke to me. This year has(…)

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Don’t Blame the Lettuce

One of the pastors at my church spoke today on seeing in our selves and others the promise and potential, a very encouraging word based on Christ as a child, that his promise and potential had been foretold and drove the actions of Mary, Joseph, the three kings. It reminded me of a quote by(…)

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Giving Thanks 2013

Faithful readers now that this is the time of year in which I become very introspective, considering all that has happened in my life the past year; what I’ve learned, my successes, my failures, and most importantly thoughts about the road ahead. This year is no different, though perhaps a little different that what I(…)

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Forever Friendship

Recently read this, and it lifted my spirit some to think about the friends and family I have. Sometimes in life, you find a special friend. Someone who changes your life just by being a part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop. Someone who makes you believe that there really(…)

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Inspiring Quote of the Day

Nobody wants somebody who wants them for what they have or the position they’re in–you want somebody who wants you for you. In case it all goes crazy and it all turns to dust. I want somebody who loves me in the welfare line, eating gumbo, eating fish,black eyed peas and rice. I want somebody(…)

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Truly, Love Waits

Yesterday I received the news that my aunt’s husband passed away. “Mr. D”, as I have known him all my life, was a century old and a part of my life from the time I was born. A respectable, handsome gentleman, his love for my Aunt and her son, my cousin, was undeniable. I was(…)

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Tale of the Tape: Grocery Shopping

Tale of the Tape: Grocery Shopping

I used to love grocery shopping, something that apparently more men are getting into. It’s competitive (you vs the stores & budget), involves money, and if played right, gives you an hour (or more) of time to pop in those earbuds and listen to music/podcast/audiobooks while cruising the aisles. Now, I’m not too proud to(…)

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Love, Breakfast

Nutritionist will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I would agree with them. But for me its importance is less to do with its heartiness and more about how it symbolizes a hearts intent. I really enjoy making breakfast for the family on weekend mornings. The waking relatively(…)

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Why Johnny Can’t Write? He can’t afford designer pencils.

It’s that time of the year again, when I vent about the ridiculous level of mind-numbing ineptness and lack of reasonableness invoked in the name of education. You know it as The School Supplies Scam. That’s right, I’m calling Bar-S Baloney on the notion that the education of our children requires the complete and utterly devoid of(…)

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Taking Care of the Lawn of Life

I’ll let you in on a little secret (no, not that one). I like to work in the yard. Mowing, planting things, you name it, I put my earphones in and can easily spend more time on my hands and knees than [fill with totally inappropriate joke here]. What I really love the most though(…)

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In Defense of Dads being Guys

The other day in Starbucks (duh) I saw what had to be the oddest of odd situations. And I do see my fair share: high school girls practicing their cheers (too cold outside), the guy who took his shoes off, hacking away on his PC while other patrons tried to prevent their eyes & nose(…)

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