This last week an esteemed brother minister was telling me that, in speaking to a man who professed to have been converted, he asked him which sin remained as a load upon his mind. “Well,?” said the man, “I have to see after cows, and I have often beaten the cows very badly.” “What do you do now?” “Oh, I coax them instead of beating them.” Now, I have no doubt, that in his peculiar calling, cruelty to animals would be most strikingly laid upon his conscience, but the pastor had to say to him, “Yes, quite so; but the great sin in your fault is, that the cows are God’s creatures, and that he is angry if we treat his creatures unmercifully.?’
Spurgeon (May 16, 1868)

Waiting for a Burger

At Five Guys

Sometimes it's not easy waiting for a burger.

Los Gatos Friends of the Library

An Impressive Space For Used Books

Normally used books don't have such a wonderful space. The cement grid ceiling, the brick walls, and the many books create an impressive space. 

Matthew and Jenn browsing the books

You'll typically find me with my head tilted sideways trying to read spines on bookshelves. Jenn manages without looking ridiculous.

And Jenn nearly refuses to pose for me, so any portraits I'm going to get will be from everyday moments. 

The Way We Walk

In Complimentary Ways

You'll see Jenn walking Tessa on leash. But you may have noticed that in many of my photos, Tessa is wandering the scene. We parent our dog differently, but in complimentary ways. Dad's are always more fun.