My 3 Favorite Christmas Songs

I’m not blogging as much these days; believe me, I’ve noticed. I feel the words escaping me the longer I sit here, and I find myself eager to ditch my computer and let this blinking cursor flash all Christmas Day. Perhaps the new year will bring new inspiration for blogging, like old times. But for now, I can only offer you my three favorite Christmas songs. Maybe I’ll write about each one? I’m gonna wing this post and see what comes out. These three songs […]

And This Christmas Tolls With Treacherous Hope

It hurts to hope. I suppose I have always known this, but it is a lesson more thoroughly learned after six long months on the road. A hardened realization that has hit me with the thrust of a 75 mile-per-hour collision. It hurts to hope for work in wintry seasons of joblessness. Hurts to hope in plates and people spread round an otherwise bare table. It hurts to hope in purpose and meaning. Hurts to trust the invisible void that we’re not just here by chance and happenstance. It hurts to […]

Where I’m Wandering These Days

Quick post today! I just wanted to update y’all on my many winter wanderings. A couple days ago I flew from Los Angeles to Philadelphia by way of Houston and NOT Belize. That will be a fun travel tale to tell in the new year (you might have caught some of the drama on my Twitter feed recently). When it was all said and done, though, I landed in snowy slushy Philadelphia and surprised my beloved grandparents with my unexpected […]

The Weekend WOW: Christmas Commercials Make Me Cry Edition

Throughout any given week, I strive to share hilarious heart-tugging inspiring wise wonderfully wintery things on my Twitter and Facebook. At the end of the week, I condense the very best of Internetdom into a WOW-tastic blog post I call The Weekend WOW. And what a wonderful WOW-tastic Christmasey week on the World Wide Web it was. + WOW what a hilarious blog post: Jon Acuff’s “The 5 Best Ways to Survive, ‘Christmas Shoes’” via Stuff Christians Like. It’s the stuff […]

Why I Want an Older Brother

I’ve been blessed by a fantastic family. I love my parents, and I adore my two siblings. One has flown overseas multiple times for missions work, and the other has found a natural niche in youth ministry. They are my younger siblings, and they are my heroes. I am the oldest Zuniga kid (adult?), and for 26 years onward I have enjoyed the many perks of coming first: of graduating high school first and then college first, of owning a […]

Poll: The Better Faux Christmas Tree?

We’re almost a week into February and it’s entirely possible your Christmas tree is still anchoring your living room, still lit up and decked out as if it were in a Walmart in September. So I figured it was the perfect time to conduct a little poll. You may or probably may not remember the faux Christmas tree at my apartment. Here it is again to refresh your memory, complete with lights, bendable star, and hand-crafted clay ornaments: I know, […]

Wandering Wednesday #5 – Langhorne, PA

Last time I wandered with you, I walked the ghostly streets of Long Beach, CA on Thanksgiving Day. This time, I was 3000 miles away in the city where I was born and raised. Good ole Langhorne, PA. I’ve walked these streets billions of times, and yet I never tire of seeing the historic Langhorne Hotel or the Methodist church (aka “my Eden”) or the SPECIAL SURPRISE down the road from where I used to live. In this Wandering Wednesday, […]

Like a Christmas Tree Thrown Amid the Rapids

I wrote this doozy of a post on Facebook in January 2010. If you’re curious as to what I was feeling before I transitioned from Georgia to California, here you go. I thought it’d be fitting for re-posting on this day after Christmas, also known as the most depressing day of the year. *** I consider myself a fairly patient, easy-going guy. Haven’t always been this way, though. I used to be incredibly impatient and worried over how I’d get […]