Recently I went through two very unique experiences both born out of a simple habit I developed back during my days in college. I've always been a sponge for information and love to read...when it's on a subject I'm interested in. Unfortunately a text-book on political science or history or any other one of the... Continue Reading →
What Do You Teach a Child to do With a Dollar?
What do you teach a child to do with a dollar? After all, it's only a dollar, right? Well, there are two primary schools of thought. The first and much more common is that it's only a dollar, so what does it matter? The second and much more intelligent way of thinking is to use... Continue Reading →
The Treasures from Trials
My pastor's "Daily Word" is an email devotional that he publishes Monday through Friday each week. The message the day following my MRI reading and the scheduling of my shoulder & bicep surgery couldn't have been more timely. The theme was on the treasure of trials in our life. Pastor said trials can fortify us,... Continue Reading →
Ever Jump to a False Conclusion?
Every jump to a false conclusion? People are often prone to forming opinions before having all the facts. In our instant gratification society, I think impatience has a lot to do with this often destructive tendency. Further, most people tend to view the world with their own narrow perspective which can often backfire on them.... Continue Reading →
What’s Your Story?
As a Christian I feel an obligation to share about my faith in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My purpose in this post is not to address the steps to salvation. For that topic, I specifically wrote "Do You Have An Insurance Policy For Eternity?" earlier this year. This is just a simple story... Continue Reading →
Life Lessons From Mom
In honor of my Mom and to all moms worldwide, the following is a tribute. My Mom taught me so much as a child; many of these lessons have stayed with me. A few, in particular, have grown to become absolute fundamentals that my life is now based on. A common thread running through these... Continue Reading →
Life Lessons From An Injury…The Story Continues…”Surgery”
While this post will focus primarily on the days just prior and then following my surgery, it's worth noting the roller coaster ride of emotions that I felt from the moment the procedure was scheduled in early February to the actual event on March 4, 2016. As mentioned here, I experienced a day to day... Continue Reading →
What’s Your True Personal Value?
How do you define your personal value? Many people base their personal value on outside circumstances, people, or things including family, friends, career, wealth, athletic ability, and looks. This externally focused view can set you up for a fall because your personal value should come from within. If I were to offer you a crisp, new,... Continue Reading →
Life Lessons From an Injury…The Story Continues…”Pre-Op”
Ever heard the saying "You don't know what you don't know"? This simple phrase can apply to any area of life and carry profound consequences... Last September when I posted Life Lessons From an Injury, I pretty much felt like the story was over. For those who haven't read the latter, I would encourage you... Continue Reading →
Just When You Think No One Is Watching…
Ever had an experience where you met someone only to find out after the fact that their impression of you prior to the actual meeting was entirely different from what you turned out to be? How is this possible? According to Stephen R. Covey in his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, communication... Continue Reading →