Blessed Life

Too often, we think that living blessed means we are going to have and get. No, it's about so much more than stuff, possessions, or money. It's about walking in right relationship with God. When we do, He takes care of us in so many ways.

12 Days of Christmas

There is nothing wrong at all with presents and decorations and the other aspects of modern Christmas. The wrong happens when those things take over. The stress comes from keeping up with the twelve days of Christmas, each one having to outdo the one before it.

Time Away

My family and I just returned from vacation in South Florida. We had a wonderful time. Lots of relaxation, fun, and making memories together. The importance of time away can not be emphasized enough. Everyone needs rest. Everyone needs to…

The Playoffs

PLAYOFFS?.... PLAYOFFS?.... the PLAYOFFS?...... That now infamous press conference with coach Jim Mora is forever etched in our brains thanks to a couple of different beer commercials. It is no secret that I am a big fan of football. The…

Celebrate Potential

Had a good swift kick in the gut yesterday while listening to a sermon podcast during my workout. Simply put, it's not enough to believe in the potential in our children we must speak it. It is so easy to…

Stolen

Lately, we have dealt with some thefts. The most mild was tonight when someone took my coat from the church after an event. Let me tell you it is cold outside. On a larger scale, the last couple of weeks…

Here we go

Happy New Year! My family and I had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. I posted a couple of photos below. I have spent some time thinking through this blog and the direction it should go this year. It will…

Every Experience

Last night, I had a great opportunity to talk with one of my daughters about choices. I was struck during our conversation that every experience we have brings with it a choice. The choice that came to mind is not…

More Haiti

Haiti is everything you assume it to be as far as poverty and destruction. The destruction is so devastating because the country was already in such disarray from the poverty and inadequate infrastructure prior to the earthquake. While much good…

Last Haiti Vlog

Here is the last installment of the video logs I recorded in Haiti. Over the next couple of days, I will write out some more thoughts. To find out more about relief efforts in Haiti, go to http://www.convoyofhope.org