In the gym dressing room, guys routinely chat about the same things: their workout, work, last night’s big game or how crowded the gym is. Maybe that’s why last week’s quick interaction has stuck in my head. A guy commented about his workout (on the list) and how he isn’t getting younger. I jokingly replied, … More Letter to My Younger Self
My goal is to help those who have fallen or lost their way – recover and find their way back to God. Because everyone either needs that help at some point in their life…or knows someone who does. I enjoy seeing Facebook posts and pictures of the good times had by friends and family. But … More Your Greatest Investment
Have you ever wondered what God can do with your life – right now – wherever you are and whatever situation you find yourself in? For those who have stumbled through life – even falling down a few times – you know how hard it can be to find your Way Back. For many, total … More Obstacles On Your Way Back
So many things make up Christmas. The color’s – red, green and white. Christmas has a distinctive feel to it – even a smell to it that can make even the most hardened Scrooge smile. Then there’s the food and the family gatherings that bring everyone together. Whether it’s the music or the movies played, … More What’s hidden under your Christmas tree?
Whatever failure a man or woman has to overcome, they survey the damage done and inevitably one of the first questions asked is, ‘What now?’ The road to recovery from hard times is a long and patient one. While the first step is stopping the behavior that got you in the mess you are in, … More 5 Habits to Help Survive Tough Times
We all had an image in our mind of how life was supposed to be. The road we were meant to take. As teenagers or young adults this road included a great marriage. A happy little (or large) family where everyone is healthy. A road marked with an exciting career or new business. A path … More Living Life Through the Windshield and Not the Rear View Mirror
I watched a well known sports talk show this morning and people were asked what Thanksgiving means to them. The most given answers made up the widely known three F’s of Thanksgiving: family, food & football. I must say, I can’t really disagree with that. To most of us, family is what pushes the swing … More Thanksgiving in Four Words
Four weeks ago I had an extra bounce in my step. You know – in all that really matters, things were going quite well. I was re-focused. Energized. God had provided in ways that my wife and I had recently been praying about. Like sitting on the top of a mountain cabin porch sipping coffee … More 3 Things To Hang On To During Tough Times
The last few days couldn’t have been more unplanned in my life. My son, a sophomore in high school, had a football game about an hour and half northwest of where we live. With little time left in the first half, the football was thrown to him (he is a receiver) in the end zone … More Lessons learned from 2 ER visits by 2 different kids the same weekend.
Have you ever lived in a town that got hit by a tornado? I will never forget April 21, 1996. I was living in Van Buren, Arkansas, and while thunderstorms and severe weather were moving through, no one expected what was about to happen. Shortly after 11pm a F3 tornado hit Van Buren (fortunately about … More Cleanup After the Storm