Knitting Season 2017-2018

The school year has begun, which means it’s time to start knitting again.
I’ll have another post soon about what I’ll be working on. For now, here’s the current color selection.

Current yarn is Malabrigo Lace in Cactus Cypress (which I thought was black) and Blue Surf.


Happy Birthday, Tracy

For the past 9 years, I have had the privilege of saying happy birthday to this woman.

I’ve had the opportunity to watch her grow as my wife and then as a mother. I’ve watched her faith grow and mature. I’ve had the privilege of waking up by her side.

I’ve watched her raise our children, praying with them and preaching the gospel to them.

I’ve experienced the love of God through her love for me. And I am a better man for knowing and loving her.

Call it evil without qualification

Since the protests that happened in Charlottesville over the weekend, I’ve been reading more comment threads than is good for any person to ever do, but it brought up a common problem that I saw during the controversy over Colin Kaepernick’s protest.

There are those that are simply calling a spade a spade and then there are the people reacting to that with some variation of:

Yeah, but BLM and antifa are also committing evil. You should be calling them out too.

And while the riots are by no means excusable, they aren’t the problem here. Instead, those riots are being used to distract from what is actually going on in this country. By calling attention to them, detractors are attempting to lessen the poison of their own views.

They are, in essence, saying that it’s okay to be a white nationalist or a racist because surely that’s less bad than rioting.

But the problem with that mindset is that it doesn’t actually matter.

When you refuse to name an evil as evil, without any qualification, you are effectively saying that it is not actually evil. You’re communicating that it’s okay to be a racist because some of the people you are protesting have been involved in riots.

Of course, that’s the logical end of that view. Racism says that people of color are less than human. It denies them the imago Dei that is within them. It says to them, “God made a mistake when He made you.”