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
Happy Thanksgiving! Tomorrow we will gather with family to enjoy a delicious meal while we pause to reflect on life’s blessings and all of things for which we are thankful. It is a day that we look forward to each year. Thanksgiving also kicks off the Christmas season. The decorations go up, the music begins, and… Continue reading Bring Joy with The 25 Days of Giving
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
Inconvenience leads to opportunity. We just need to open our eyes to see it. I experienced it first hand once again tonight. I stopped to get gas this evening at a local gas station. As usual I was in a hurry so I paid at the pump. Unfortunately, the pump failed to give me… Continue reading Inconvenience Leads To Opportunity
It has been weeks since I have sat down to share my thoughts. That is by design. We completed our fourth year of volunteer service in May and, at that time, we made the decision to enter a quiet time. A time filled with reflection and prayer as we seek the next, correct step in this incredible… Continue reading Live, Laugh and Love
If you are like me you want to be a good person. You strive to do the right things. You work to be a good citizen and a good friend. You want to be the best version of you that you can be. We want to be a light for others. We desire to offer support,… Continue reading Are You Willing To Be Inconvenienced and Uncomfortable?
We all want the good life. A life that is filled with happiness and joy, family and relationships, success and comfort. Although we all have different views and opinions on what makes a life good, we can all agree that we want it. We hunger for it. At times we obsess over it. The question… Continue reading To Live Good You Need To Be Good