We Are Better Together

When you are looking for your spouse, your goal should never be to find your “other half”. A successful life relationship takes two whole people, a common core set of beliefs/ideals, and hard work (very hard work). There is obviously a lot more to this, but you get a good start with the three ideals…

Let Go

While sitting in the middle of church today, I heard one of the most profound things come out of the mouth of a 17 year old kid named Kennedy. This girl was part of a group leading worship today and she was invited to share her story. She is a junior in high school, loves…

Your Place

I lived in Illinois for the majority of the first 26 years and 8 months of my life. It is there where I was born and grew up. It is there where most of my friends and family reside. It is there where I went to school and church. It is there where I took…

Pursuit

It is amazing what you are able to see when you take a moment to stop, collect yourself, and live in the moment. I feel like I have not been able to do this as much lately and it makes me sad. I feel like I am scrambling and trying to figure a variety of…

Life with the Sound Off

Life can be loud at times. It can be so loud that we get distracted, lose sight of where we are going and what we are trying to do, and soon find ourselves completely off course. Wouldn’t it be easier if we could press “mute”? What if we could just turn the sound off and…

It Is What It Is

The title of this segment is so very appropriate, is it not? I feel like I catch myself saying “It Is What It Is” in my sleep and it has sort of become one of my go to phrases. I do not use it in a mindless way, like some would say “F@%k it”, but…

Move Forward

As the holiday season comes to an end, we enter into a new year and season of life in the form of 2018. Some of us had a blessed 2017 and others experienced struggle, but we all stand on the same common ground; we moved forward. Moving forward is the most important thing we can…

Climb

Climbs can be taxing on your body and mind. The gradual to steep incline, difficult terrain, injuries, not having the right gear, and not knowing where you are going can keep you from getting to the desired destination. What your body tells your mind when it starts to falter can keep you from the top as well, although…

Keep Swimming

“Keep Swimming” has been my mantra for the past year, a year in which so much has gone on that there are times I have been left wondering which way was up. These two words are so simple, but say so much. These two words capture what it means to endure in every aspect of…