Empathy Wins

Our son Sam is just so dang cute.  I know that may seem a little biased but it is the truth.  Sam is so caring and empathetic to those around him and those qualities showed themselves this past weekend when we went to the cabin for a day trip.


I Failed So Hard

As November / Movember comes to a close and I review some of the goals I put in place for raising support for men’s health issues, I see that I am coming up way short.  When I look at the amount of money I raised, which is a whopping zero dollars, it is literally the opposite of my fundraising goal of raising $5,000.

Can You Finish?

This past weekend, after Sam played in the leaves for the second weekend in a row, it was time to get them out of the front yard.  With the leaves removed, it was time to start back up the project that had begun months ago when I purchased supplies from Lowe’s because the deal on brown mulch was just too good to pass up.

Get Me Out Of Here

It has been amazing to be surrounded by such a great community of folks and the Lord has absolutely placed certain people in my life for a time such as this.  What seemed like random rendezvous were actually perfectly crafted together moments by the master planner.  I love being able to look back in hindsight and see how He has been working.

Man Enough To Apologize

While I was looking and blaming, Lindsay was defending Sam and saying that she didn’t think he would move and lose the remote.  I would respond to her by telling her how neither of us touched the remote, her parents placed it on the fireplace mantel the night before, and I saw sam touching remotes. Ergo and ipso facto he did it.

We All Need Focus

Most of the time when we get involved with outside volunteer opportunities, projects, and anything else, we just pile it on our proverbial plate like a Thanksgiving dinner.  As easy as that route is, it isn’t truly affective and creates a lack of clarity for you and others.  Instead of piling our plate full of opportunities, we need to be a little more selective with the opportunities we take on.