40 Years

I was born April 5, 1977. That means this year, 2017, I turned 40 years old. For some that signifies the beginning of the end … over the hill, middle age, mid-life crisis, etc. Generally speaking, society portrays it as a negative experience. But I have been filled with expectancy and excitement. Since the beginning of […]

Voila! 2016 Rowan Christmas Letter

Twelve long, excruciating months … each day you walk to your mailbox with great anticipation only to realize that it is not Christmas season. Your heart sinks. No Rowan Christmas Letter. What will you do?! It’s the only real piece of mail you get all year! You try to find solace in reading other pieces […]

Ultimate Hide & Seek

September 29, 2016

As a child, hide and seek was one of the more thrilling activities I participated in. The anticipation of finding someone or being found always heightened the excitement. With four children in the house, this classic game is still a favorite. Even at a very young age my kids, loved playing even if they needed […]

A Dream, Some Cows & the Theory of Relativity

August 11, 2016

Albert Einstein is world-renowned for his Theory of Relativity, which was a monumental scientific discovery in the 20th century. Here we will dissect this theory and prove that I have no idea what I’m talking about. Speed, light and time are all very fascinating but did you know the genesis of Einstein’s discovery was from […]

Write It Or Forget It

I can only remember one dream that I had before 2008. It was from my childhood. I was standing by a pond with my Dad relieving myself. I woke up in middle of this dream to find that I had urinated all over myself. Yup. It is clear that God speaks through dreams, but some dreams […]

Stop Looking at the Wreck in the Other Lane!

Nearly every place I’ve lived locals complain about how bad the traffic is including a town called Niceville, FL which has a grand population of 14,058. The home of the Mullet Festival and a way too big high school football stadium has serious bumper to bumper action. Let me tell you. Hampton Roads, Tidewater, 7 […]

Google’s Mobile Website Ranking Update

Last April everyone was screaming about the Google update that would derank (word?) websites that were not mobile friendly. Well, mobilegeddon came and went without much fanfare… or did it? The Google Webmaster Blog came out March 16, 2016 with an update about the update. As of May 2016, Google will “start rolling out an […]

5 Traits Needed to Claim Your Inheritance

February 12, 2016

Psalm 37 has an often quoted verse that has graced many calendars, refrigerator magnets, inspirational posters, etc. Spend any time in church and you will have heard verse four, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Just because we hear it a lot does not mean it […]

A Dream Lesson from Winter Storm Jonas

January 22, 2016

The headlining news of the week has been Winter Storm Jonas as it moves into dump historical amounts of snow, sleet and ice on the East Coast. While many parts of the Mid-Atlantic will be significantly affected, that may not be the case here in Virginia Beach. The school system dutifully exacted a preemptive cancellation […]