We all have stressful days – that’s just part of life. But some days…some days take the wind out of our sails. About a year ago I was having one of those days. It was one of those events that forces you to dig deep and focus on what is truly important. This particular day
I recently spent a few days in the city of Merida Mexico with my wife, my parents, and my older brother and his family. Merida is a city of approximately 1.5 million people and it has a rich history with a couple of churches dating back to the late 1500s. While there, we had the opportunity to
I’ve had the opportunity to serve on 5 different short-term mission trips to Costa Rica. While there are some real economic and spiritual struggles there, one thing they don’t struggle with is being able to grow food. The soil is so rich and the climate so ideal, it seems that you can grow literally anything there…even living fences.
Precious Olivia, While you’re sleeping this evening, your mommy and daddy are at the hospital preparing for the arrival of Baby Luke. We’ve talked about Baby Luke for a couple of months now, but I know you don’t quite understand how this baby is so very different than all your other babies. You’ve been an
Sweet Olivia, What an amazing year it has been getting to know you! I now know why grandparents have wrinkles – it’s because we can’t stop smiling when we’re with our grandchildren. I love watching you explore and learn as you interact with the world. You’ve already learned how to walk, how to make some
With the birth of our first grand-child (I know, she’s adorable), I’ve done quite a bit of reflecting. The overriding question of “how did we get here?” keeps popping into my mind. This question is rooted in the fact that I feel absolutely blessed and that I realize that things could have turned out so very,
Perspective is important. We know this – it’s just that it is so easy to lose perspective. This statement comes from an old BBC series that my wife and I recently came across, Lark Rise to Candleford. In this particular exchange, a man picks up a twisted piece of wood and is admiring it. He