Category Archives: inspiration

Grasp the Sword!

The once strong, commanding king now sits in bewilderment.  The faces of family and friends around him are deeply familiar, yet he can’t quite place them.  He feels as though he has just been roused from a deep sleep.  This … Continue reading

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Character

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.     – John Wooden I have one of those inspirational quote a day apps … Continue reading

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I survived my first budget meeting! (And you can, too)

Talk is cheap.  I won’t make a big to-do at this point about my new journey with my wife and family into Financial Peace via Dave Ramsey’s course at our church until I have stuck with it for long enough … Continue reading

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Beauty

Why haven’t I been posting lately on the ole blog here?  Of course, there are several reasons.  But first and foremost is this: God has captivated my eyes, my heart, and my spirit with the beauty of His creation, and … Continue reading

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Vintage Parenting 101: Have A Healthy Holiday Season

As a part of my efforts to increase the accessibility of my website, I am re-posting articles from my old Parenting 101 page as stand-alone blog posts on the main site. October 30, 2007 – “Have a Healthy Holiday Season” … Continue reading

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Vintage Parenting 101: Life After Hurricane Gustav

As a part of my efforts to increase the accessibility of my website, I am re-posting articles from my old Parenting 101 page as stand-alone blog posts on the main site. September 5, 2008 – Family Life After Gustav I … Continue reading

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Positioning

One of the things I have learned over the last three months of working hard to get in better physical shape and fitness condition is the power of “suiting up and showing up.” (Thanks to my recovery community for that … Continue reading

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Uncle!

There is an old saying, which I think may be Buddhist in origin: When the student is ready…the teacher appears. I have found this to be true in life.  In similar fashion, I have found that when I am willing … Continue reading

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Lead Your Family…to the Voting Booth!

This is not a political blog, and that isn’t going to change.  I’m not going to try to persuade you how to vote this November, although I will provide you with some links to other sites that may help YOU … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed with Gratitude for God’s Grace

Five years ago today, God lovingly reached out to me in the midst of my self-destructive, flesh-driven spiral of idolatry (or addiction, if that works better for you) and called me out to a new life beyond anything I could … Continue reading

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