Do you serve together as a family? No? Why not? Here are 6 reasons why you should be: 1. The family that serves together grows together. Relationships are strengthened when you serve as a family. Spending time each week, each month outside your comfort zone leads to personal and family growth. You grow as individuals mentally, physically, socially… Continue reading 6 Reasons Your Family Should Serve Together
Life is like a road trip. When you plan a road trip you begin with your starting point, current location or your "you are here" location. You select your final destination and plot out the route that will get you there. That route is often the shortest, most entertaining and most fulfilling route. Most times… Continue reading Speed Bumps, Potholes and Dead End Streets. The Road of Life Is Hard To Navigate
During a recent a conversation, my daughter asked me a question that I had never asked myself. A question that in 39 years of life had never entered my brain. No thought had ever been given to it. That question..... "What do you love about you?" I, like most I assume, have spent numerous hours… Continue reading What Do YOU Love About YOU?
Are you a balloon? Or are you a brick? It is a weird question, I know, but I am weird so this question seems normal to me. It is question that I find myself asking frequently. I believe that it is a question that you need to ask yourself as well. I am hoping that you… Continue reading Are You A Balloon Or A Brick?
I am going to be honest. November 30th felt like Christmas Eve for me. I was energized and excited about Tuesday, December 1st. Why you may ask? The answer is simple. December 1st started our annual Christmas giving event. December 1st means the 25 Days of Giving. We are now on the brink of Day… Continue reading 25 Days of Giving: The First Few Days
Day after day I am reminded just how much hate exists in this world. We hate each other because of our political views and our religious beliefs. We hate each other because of our sexual orientation and parenting tactics. We hate each other based on what we wear, what we say, and what we eat.… Continue reading Love People, Hate Hunger
What do an alarm clock, running water, dogs, and children have in common? The answer is simple. They all create sounds that I hear every day of my life. The horrific sound of my phone's alarm clock wakes me up every morning. As I brush my teeth, take a shower, or wash the dishes, the noise… Continue reading What Did You Say? What Did I Say?
Forgotten Children Worldwide assists abandoned, vulnerable, and trafficked children around the world. They do it by safeguarding children from and lifting them out of extreme poverty while preventing them from falling victim to the evils of human trafficking. One of the ways that is done is through child sponsorship. For less than $1 per day,… Continue reading The Gift of Sponsorship
A paintbrush is a power tool. When you think about power tools you probably don't think about paintbrushes. You think about nail guns, electric screwdrivers, chainsaws, and drills. You think about tools that are powered by electricity and rechargeable batteries. The ultimate power tool doesn't have a cord or a battery. It cannot shoot nails at the… Continue reading The Ultimate Power Tool
There are few things greater in this world than the smile of a child. Whether it is your son, daughter, niece, neighbor, or the child of a complete stranger, the smiles of children are precious. As a father, I look forward to seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter of my two beautiful girls each and… Continue reading Put A Smile On The Face Of A Child