The Puny Pundit

Musings of a big guy with small thoughts.

Truth or Care

If you don’t already know I am a preacher.  I am also a man which means I carry with me tons of insecurities.  For the first eight years of my marriage, every Sunday after every sermon, I would ask my wife, “How was it?”  EVERY WEEK. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nature or Nurture

This past Sunday our family went out for our weekly Sunday dinner.  Sundays are always really hectic so we eat out Sunday nights.  Well after dinner we decided to take the kids to get some ice cream.  On the way #2 decides to complain because she wants yogurt.  I warned her to knock it off but she persisted.  So I told her that she would not get any ice cream. Read the rest of this entry »

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Whatever Happened to Boredom?

It may seem silly to some people that a person like me (34 years old) can say with authority, “Back in those days…”  However silly it may be to some, sociologists and anthropologists believe that more changes have happened (cultural, technological, global, etc) in the last 10 years than in the 100 years before that.  With the advancements of technology and entertainment I feel like we have wiped boredom off the face of the earth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Family Competition

Growing up my brother and I were very competitive.  Because we lived during a time when boredom actually existed (tomorrow’s blog will be about the loss of boredom) we turned everything into a game. When we were kids we use to have races in the pool like the olympics.  One time my brother got so sick of losing he took off his swim trunks and swam butt naked (not like the olympics).  I asked him what the heck he was doing.  He replied that he wanted to be more aerodynamic.  So I took off mine.  Can you imagine this?  Two korean kids swimming naked in their pool.  Thank God the gardner and pool man came the day before. Read the rest of this entry »

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Foodie versus Fattie

Some people eat to live.  I live to eat.  I eat every meal like it is gonna be my last.  Los Angeles is the  best place in the world to live if you want to eat great food.  I know New Yorkers wanna boast that their food is the best.  The only response I have to them is “yeah, yeah, whatever..whatever…talk to the stomach” (please imagine Joe Pesci’s voice in Lethal Weapon 4). Read the rest of this entry »

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Stressed to Kill

Those of you raising toddlers…I sympathize with you.  It is not easy.  Although they can walk now, they seem to be more clingy.  Although they are starting to talk, not enough for two-way conversation to happen.  Raising toddlers is truly a “so close but yet so far” reality.  I want to share with my readers something that my wife and I learned from a really cool family when we were in Boston.  If the Beethams ever read this…thanks. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Advice

What A Girl Wants…She Gets

My wife and I noticed that our kids would want things that belonged to other people especially when visiting their home.  Most of our kids (and kids in general for that matter) will visit someone’s home and want a toy or a stuffed animal.  Not #2.  #2 loves jewelry.  When she was too little to walk, women would pick her up and she would stare at their earrings and necklaces.  She would touch them, rub them, and fall into a trance. Read the rest of this entry »

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More Than A Game

This past Sunday was the conclusion to the most interesting Masters Championship I have seen.  It was not the most dramatic however for me it kept me glued to the internet and television all weekend.  In fact I was a little late to a wedding I was officiating because of it (so sorry Matt and Jenn).  Looking at the leader board and knowing a little bit about the background of the players with the top scores, I could not help but think about the compelling story lines.  Tiger Woods is last because he is my least favorite golfer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wife’s Tough Questions

Women are always asking men tough questions that get us into trouble.  Does this dress make me look fat?  Do you think she is pretty?  Why do you love me?  Do you notice anything different?  We as men always fall hook, line, and sinker.  I remember one time my wife asked me, “Will you ever cheat on me?”  WOW!  Talk about tough question.  Below is what went through my mind and the answer I gave… Read the rest of this entry »

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I Love You Daddy…Sort Of

I am a sensitive guy.  Sometimes too sensitive.  My wife and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary (blogs on marriage to come soon…just have to run them by the wife first).  Throughout our marriage she has had to remind me many many times, “Just suck it up and stop being so sensitive.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Private and Public School of Discipline

We have all seen it.  While shopping for our groceries, minding our own business, we see that crazy kid that throws a temper tantrum about something he/she wants but the parent won’t allow.  For single people and couples without kids, you shake your head.  When you are a parent you look at that with compassion and fear.  Fear that one day you will be that parent who has to endure that public shame. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Advice

How I Met Their Mother

One of my readers asked me to share the story of how I met my wife.  I love telling the story so here it is. We met at church where we both served in the high school ministry.  Later I became the pastor of the group when I graduated from college and started seminary.  For the first two and half years I knew her, we never spoke once.  She was shy and I was a weird guy who really liked her which meant “never talk to her.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Survivor Series: An Inconvenient Truth

As the title suggest, An Inconvenient Truth technique is when a kid actually confesses what they did wrong without excuse or blame.  It is when a kid comes clean and is fully prepared to accept the punishment that was outlined by the judge (me). I don’t have any stories to illustrate because this has never happened.  Have a great weekend.  Hope you enjoyed the series.

Next Week…

1. How I Met Their Mother

2. Public v. Private School of Discipline

3. How to Deal with Demon Possession

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Survivor Series: Movie Medley

Below is a medley of movie titles and how they remind me of techniques my kids use to get out of trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

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