I Am the Bearded Lady

Jenn Walden 1st Faith, Jenn's Place 3 Comments

The Greatest Showman My daughters could not stop talking about the hit movie, The Greatest Showman, so because they kept insisting, I bought my online ticket, some popcorn and a soda, then snuggled into my reclining seat in the theater. After spending that much money, I was hoping their enthusiasm was worth my investment. It was.  The film doesn’t disappoint. …

A Time to Fly

Jenn Walden 1st Faith, Keeping It Real 2 Comments

A Question Sometimes, a question turns into a life-changing moment. For me, it took place when I sensed the Lord asking simply, “Do you want to learn more? Or would you rather soar?” Because I didn’t have an immediate response, I asked my daughter and husband how they would answer. Without hesitation they both responded, “I would rather soar.” I …

Too Tired to Pray

Kirk Walden 1st Faith, Keeping It Real 2 Comments

It’s been a week of “First World Tired” for me. Not true tired, but the easier kind. A good week, but a busy one. Saturday was a trip to Oregon from here in Nashville, and cross-country travel is always a battle for me. Saturday night, a dinner with new friends in Oregon, then “hotel sleep” which is never “real sleep.” …

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

Kirk Walden 1st Faith 4 Comments

There an old Polish proverb millennials often use today: “Not my circus, not my monkeys.”  Wiktionary says it this way: It’s not my business; indicates that one is staying out of a volatile or delicate situation. My daughter used this phrase recently and it captured me. In one week, I think I said it 873 times; which is normal for me …

The Christmas Chronicles (Pt 2): A Father’s Love

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As I mentioned in the first installment of The Christmas Chronicles, we’re fans of Christmas around here. We watch the cheesy Hallmark movies, take in the lights and enjoy every moment, any way we can. In fact, before starting work each day, my first two office tasks are to plug in the revolving Christmas tree and the Walden Woods snow …