The GOOD Fight

I’ve been helping my mother quite a bit lately. She’s recovering from a pretty extensive surgery in December. The world doesn’t just stop when one is forced to slow down and recover. I was reminded of this the past few days as I am battling the cold/flu that’s been so prevalent this year. Life must…

Backwards Growth

Why do we go from success to failure so quickly? Why are some days so much easier than others to accomplish the same thing? Perhaps a perspective of learning through hardship could help us still find JOY in the hard times… Here are a couple recent examples that helped me learn this very fact! We have a choice on the lens we see life through!

Surrender Project Update: Crossing 250 Days

I started my Surrender Project early May of 2019. I did so because I was worn out trying to figure out life on my own. I was tired from obsessively trying to control my future. I was tired of chasing fulfillment in work, from loved ones, and via external pleasures. I was tired of hurting…

Peace, Happiness and Contentment

Almost four years ago I was left feeling empty after years of “success.” I couldn’t muster up the ability to write down any goals, only three words: Peace, Happiness and Contentment. Little did I know this was a pivotal moment in my life, as I entered my “Jesus Year.” I’m excited to say I can write down goals for the first time after a transformative few years of life!

Tis the Season

I believe I was in 5th grade. My mom went so overboard for Christmas that year I actually still remember it. When you’re a kid, Christmas is mostly about getting presents. This particular year was full of surprises. I was at the age when sports were really starting to be a main focal point. I…

Speeding Through a Parking Lot

A lady sped up instead of letting me cross in a parking lot. I let this upset me, but why? Expectations of others to treat me like I would treat them. Why would I let someone else dim my light because they aren’t treating me as I would them? Check out my perspective on this new post: Speeding Through a Parking Lot

Shedding

I’ve mentioned SHEDDING in a few posts recently. I feel like it deserves ample focus as I continue to experience different versions of the word. What am I SHEDDING though? The first thing I think of when I hear the word SHEDDING is how my dog Murphy leaves more hair around my house than is…

Fearfully, yet Faithfully Forward

So we ran the Classic Tough Mudder on Saturday. Unfortunately, as many of you know, I came down with either food poisoning or the flu early Friday morning. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling up to running nearly 10 miles coupled with 25 obstacles by Saturday morning. I debated heavily and almost decided not to…

Show up READY!

We need to train for our relationships, like we do for so many other things in life! Training for the Tough Mudder got me thinking about training for romance!

Thanksgiving: Then and Now

When I was younger I didn’t realize what Thanksgiving really meant. I was taught as a young boy the importance of saying “thank you” when someone did something nice for me. Proper manners never escaped me growing up with my father. He made sure I realized the importance of showing proper respect and courtesy, especially…