Archive for April 2014

It Was Never Really Just A Jogging Stroller

When our youngest child was born, I knew that I was going to have some long days at home during the school year with Amy being gone teaching. I am blessed being able to spend time with my kids with my firefighter schedule of 24 hours on followed by 48 hours off but it does... Read more »

Time Is Limited, My Sanity At Stake, So I Am Quitting

Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. I used to think that by the time I was in my 40’s, I would have life figured out. Well, as I approach my 46 birthday, I seem to make a lot of the mistakes that I made... Read more »

My Brakes, A Recall, Starbucks, And God. It Was Quite A Morning!

Job 12:10 In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. So this morning I got off shift at the firehouse and headed to Harvest for my Saturday morning men’s group. I decided to swing into the Starbucks drive-though that was on the way, for an Orange refresher. I... Read more »

Tomorrow Is Promised To No One

Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. I remember the first time I heard the expression “Tomorrow is promised to no one.” I was watching a press conference with Walter Payton who was announcing to the world that he was sick. He had clearly lost... Read more »

A Company Made A Mistake and We Should See How They Did It

Recently, we have seen magazines, charities, and other companies make mistakes. They have shamed people, made poor choices in directions of the organization or even catered to public opinion instead of what their own belief system as an organization followed. We have seen their failed apologies and even seen them reverse their own decisions and... Read more »

Opening Day: When Hope Springs Eternal And Faith Is Put To The Test

It’s Opening Day again and I am making my way to Wrigley for somewhere around my 30th opening day. I am already thinking “This Is The Year!” no matter how many people are telling me it isn’t going to happen. I see the talent they have and I know in my head that it will... Read more »

Time To "Clean Up" My Facebook

I have spent the last several days remembering when Facebook was fun. People would post pictures, funny stories, good jokes, etc. Those were fun times with the social media giant. Lately I have to say, I have been struggling with being on Facebook. I am a big user of Facebook. I normally find it fun... Read more »

The Year 2005: Cancer, Colondar, Divorce, Angel, And A New Normal

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. The start of another Cubs season brings out so many different feelings for me on opening day. The one that stands out the most is the... Read more »