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Posts by Cole Smith

Pride in the Journey

Cole Smith

On long trips, I’m the navigator. Well… sort of. Even though I rarely have to use a map these days, I still feel proud when the GPS gets us to our destination. It’s as if my micro-decisions (“This route is thirteen minutes longer, but we avoid major traffic areas!”) are what lead us across prairie…

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Friendship Movie

Cole Smith

Because of what I’m about to tell you, this could be my most controversial post… I think Napoleon Dynamite is the best movie about friendship I’ve ever seen. There, I said it. Lots of people have reviewed that movie with comments like, “I just wasted two hours of my life,” or, “I kept waiting to…

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Where’s My Simple Summer?

Cole Smith

How can I find simplicity during hectic times? I’m writing this during the final stages of preparing to leave town for a nice, long vacation. Problem is, I’m not a details person. So sifting through the to-do lists and the what-ifs and the oh-nos is a big, big stretch. (It’s a good thing this is…

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The Order Within Chaos

by Cole Smith

Have you ever been astonished at a meaningful coincidence, a moment of order in the midst of chaos? Synchronicity is one of the ways God speaks to me and reassures me of his elegant, interconnected plan for creation. It’s one of my favorite topics to ponder and discuss. In fact, it’s one of only two…

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