‘You’ll never throw again, you are done, certainly pitching isn’t in your future and most likely baseball.’ My heart plummeted when the doctor spoke those words to my son. I felt nausea come over me, my heartbeat quickened. Tears welled up and I refused to let them fall. “Stay strong for Michael,” I thought to … More You’ll Never Throw Again, You Are Done.
It’s a funny thing, happiness. Sometimes seeming so elusive to me, yet occasionally I see other people who seem to have happiness as almost a constant companion. Then I wonder, what is their secret? Often, I don’t even realize that I am not happy until I recognize that I feel unhappy and am suffocating in … More If You’re Happy and You Know It…
I woke up this morning to read yet another “Thanks for your time, but we are not interested in hiring you” email. I have been looking for a new job in a different field recently, and nothing seems to be coming through. It has never been this difficult for me to find work, so this … More In God We Trust
Today we could certainly use a trained monkey to help us out. Michael took out the video drone to relax after knocking out some pretty intense lessons in school, unfortunately it had a mind of its own and took off for a tree! Michael’s creativity and determination in rescuing the drone was unparalleled. I have … More Trained Monkeys Needed!
Although I feel as though this is a topic that needs to be addressed, I do realize that this is on the internet and can be easily accessed by anyone. That being the case I will do my best not to be graphic or plant any negative thoughts in this post – I certainly do … More Self Harm
OK, so I know that phrase generally was meant back in the day for a patient to take two aspirin and call the doctor in the morning. It was for the aches and pains and little ailments that didn’t require emergency attention. Often times when people took those two aspirin and slept, the next morning they … More Take 2 and Call Me in the Morning
Dear God, Today as I was reflecting on my life, I can see where you have always been there – fighting for me. It is amazing to think about the times that I was so angry with you, I thought I hated you. I thought you hated me. Why else would you have allowed these … More Dear God
“Don’t throw life jackets to people that God is trying to teach to swim” Orrin Woodward. Orrin is a leadership expert, motivational speaker and community leader. You may need to read that line a couple of times to get what he was putting out there for us. I know that I did! This morning as … More Not a Life Jacket Moment
Ok, I have to start off this blog admitting that I don’t really spend much time on YouTube. Periodically I will watch this or that, but it’s never really been something that has kept me very captivated. So, when our good friend Pastor George Burnash told us about his YouTube Channel, I put it on … More Not Just Another YouTuber
Over this holiday season I have witnessed many positive and negative human interactions. Now that the holidays are over, you would think that things would have calmed down, but that doesn’t appear to be so. Today while I was at work, there was a ‘fender-bender’ in the parking lot – a gentlemen in a truck … More Look at the Bright Side…