Tag: family

  • Pause To Be Thankful: My Parents

    I have a lot to be thankful for. I come from a tightly knit family that sticks together no matter what, and as time goes on I realize just how rare that can be in this world. I’ve been blessed, while many have grown up in broken homes, full of dysfunction, without the safety and […]

  • We’re Moving to Dallas and Joining the Staff Family at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship

    After a very prayerful and thorough search, Jennifer and I are blessed with the opportunity to join the staff family at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in 2014. After some very positive conversations with Pastor Pete Briscoe and Zach Lambert, we prayerfully accepted the opportunity to join the Pastoral Launching Pad at Bent Tree as a […]

  • Remember When Our Daughter Had Spinal Cord Surgery?

    It is hard to believe an entire year has gone by since our most difficult season ever as a family. But it was a full year ago, and God has blessed us immeasurably. The timeless lesson here is to trust God fully, and use every ounce of your strength to honor that trust in every way […]

  • Things Every Person Should Do This Week

    Here is a list of things every person should do this week. Tell your family you love them. I do this every day to each family member on purpose. They’re going to hear a lot of different things from me each day, month, year, etc. I want to make sure the fact that I love […]

  • You Started Over (Right?)

    New Week! Time to START OVER! You Started over… didn’t you? Here is a look at how to “do Monday” to encourage, enlighten, and maybe help you plan better for next week. Today is Monday; the new work week is already in full swing. You’re at your job, doing what you do, looking ahead at […]

  • Get It Together: You Don’t Have To Be Late

    Yesterday I laid out what we communicate to others when we are late. Today I’m encouraging you to take steps to manage life like a boss. Maybe even like your boss. Unless your boss is this guy. Pick a calendar that works for you. Everyone has a smartphone now. My iPhone has a calendar function […]

  • He Watches Me

    My youngest son is almost 6 months old. He smiles most of the time and is in that stage between rolling and crawling around on the floor. I try to get up close with him a lot each day and see how much I can make him laugh. The trick is to look him in […]

  • Some Resolutions

    You went back to work today and realized you never made any New Year’s Resolutions. You’ve listened to the coworkers who dropped money on gym memberships they won’t use, you heard big talk about diets when you know they’re going to hit Mighty Taco or Chik-fil-A next Tuesday, but still you’re wondering if you should have […]

  • So What?

    Sometimes life throws that home run ball you thought you hit so well… back into the field of play. Sometimes circumstances dictate a different tomorrow, or even a different today than the one you packed your bags for. Sometimes, people make decisions that change the rules of the game you’re playing. 2012 tried all of […]

  • Zombies vs. Beauty Sleep

    If there is a zombie in your bedroom, you aren’t going to get much sleep. You can have fleece pajamas, silk sheets, and Ambien, but if there’s a growling zombie taking a bite out of your gluteus maximus, you can forget about your beauty sleep. Sleep is important to your health both physically and mentally. […]