The Drive-In Life


If you’ve never been to a drive-in movie, you are missing out.  When I was a kid, I loved everything about the drive-in.  My mom would pop popcorn, and we would pack a cooler full of drinks. Then, we would pile into our Ford Pinto with lawn chairs and blankets and spend the evening watching movies under a starry sky.

I couldn’t wait for the day I could share this magical experience my own kids. The only problem is my daughters don’t like going to the movies. They would rather stream an old TV show on YouTube than watch the latest blockbuster on the big screen.  Growing up watching videos on phones, tablets and portable DVD players has turned them off to the whole cinematic experience. 

To make it even harder, they don’t like movies that aren’t classic musicals or have the words American Girl in the title.  Good luck finding one of those playing at the drive-in.  Continue reading

Holiday Road Episode 4: Amazing God


Happy October everyone!  In today’s episode I share some spiritual lessons about wisdom and trust from a trip my family took a corn maze a few years ago.

Listen to Episode 4, Amazing God on iTunes.

In this episode I talk about how sometimes we just see the circumstances in front of us while God always sees the bigger picture.  Here are some awesome corn maze pictures that remind me that’s God’s perspective is so much better than my own.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do,and he will show you which path to take. – Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)

Also, I mentioned a cool, roadside pumpkin stand we visited last week.  Here are a few pics.  The family who owns started it as a 4-H project with their kids ten years ago but have kept it going ever since.  We love this place.


For more fall-themed devotions, check out my book, Tales from the Leaf Pile, available on Amazon in paperback or ebook.