Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were kinder to one another; if we looked out for the best interest of others over our own; if we were more selfless? This might surprise you but I believe selflessness starts with selfishness.Read More
I hadn’t seen Jim in a while and I was starting to wonder why? This was unusual. I was used to seeing Jim at gospel meetings. Then one day, I heard the news from a mutual friend. Jim has CANCER!Read More
It was an impromptu conversation. I guess all of our conversations were like this because we would just run into each other from time to time. I remember telling Jim, “Dad doesn’t agree with me.” He said, “I know. I’ve been where he is. But he’ll come around.” That’s all he said.Read More
I had known Jim for well over 40 years. I was just a boy when we first met. He and my Dad were close to the same age. We didn’t run into each other very often but that did not diminish the impact he had on my life.Read More
After the death of a parent, life has a way of getting out of balance. The story I’m going to share illustrates ONE way I’m regaining my balance after my Dad’s passing. It’s just what the Dr. ordered! One of my fondest childhood memories was my Dad taking me to Kentucky Colonels’ basketball games. The…Read More
It was one of the worst days of my life, March 2, 2012, because on that day I thought I had just killed my boys. Unintentionally, I had put them in the path of an EF-4 tornado. By the grace of God, we didn’t die! On the anniversary of that day, there are a lot of memories myself and those in my town reflect on.Read More
I am thankful for this broken sledgehammer. Yes, I’m thankful for this broken sledgehammer.
A friend of mine told me once about this notion of “quality time” and he said really “quality time” should be anytime that you can spend time with your children. It shouldn’t be that one special time you just set aside. And I agree with him. Those little things that you can do such as cutting firewood. To me, that’s quality time. Let me explain why.
If we only knew. I believe most parents love their children so much that they would do whatever it takes for them to be healthy and happy if they only knew what to do. Sometimes mistakes are made because a parent simply does not know any better.Read More
We were FINALLY ready to begin our happily ever after. We never thought this day would come. People were so happy for us! We were happy! Our happily ever after was a reality! Or so we thought.Read More
Love is important in parenting, but with the children of adoption it is not enough. We found out the hard way. I’m sharing our story with you because I don’t want you to find out like we did.Read More
What do you do when you’re feeling down? What do you do when you’re feeling broken? I would like to suggest to you, maybe it’s time to smile.
There’s a great quote by Phyllis Diller. She said, “a smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” I think there’s a lot of truth in that. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”
Have you ever said something like this? Well, I can’t do what he can do or I can’t do what she can do?
Welcome you to Episode Four of the Daily Doable. Today’s episode is entitled Do What YOU Can.
What do you do when you are emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted? My family goes on vacation with 200 of our closest friends! What? A vacation with 200 people? Yep! That sounds exhausting! It is. So WHY do we go?Read More
Then there’s my friend Forrest. He was like a grandfather to me. Forrest was always moving, always tinkering. One day we were talking and with a tinkle in his eye, he said something I’ll never forget.Read More
Where is your Safe Place, that place you go to when when life is overwhelming? What is a person to do when all of this chaos is swirling around? Let’s explore that question in this Inspire Point.Read More
There’s a verse in Mama Cass Elliot’s, “Make Your Own Kind of Music” that stopped me cold, “You’re gonna be knowing the loneliest kind of lonely.” That’s True but it’s not The Truth. Read on to find out why.Read More
Do you have rain in your heart? In their pre-disco days, the Bee Gees, recorded a simple love song called “Run to Me.” The opening line in that song is the inspiration for this Inspire Point. “If ever you got rain in your heart.” Think of those times when you had rain in your heart. Sometimes…Read More
Embrace the brokenness in your life. By that I don’t mean wallow in self-pity. Our life’s stories are sometimes filled with periods of brokenness. There are cracks in our armor. Scars we desperately try to hide from others. Don’t try to hide from those broken pieces. Rather, embrace them! Accentuate them! Our cracks, our scars, the fissures in life exhibit to others a life lived, a life that has prevailed.Read More
This infographic was created from a video first posted on Daily Devotionals Day – 4 How do you make a concept you are teaching STICK with your children? In a previous post, we examined the idea of Answering Their Objections. In this post, we’ll consider the benefits or in other words, “What’s in it for…Read More