February 9th 2009
I’ve been blessed over the years to have some very special people in my life, and one of those people is Mrs. A, my high school English teacher.
Mrs. A, who most know as Mrs. Albright, has made it a point to keep in touch with me long after my graduation from high school. She sent me care packages and emails throughout my college days, and called from time-to-time to encourage me.
Whenever I came home to visit, Mrs. A asked me to (more…)
February 2nd 2009
There’s been a great deal of talk about the “down economy” and not a whole lot of positive conversations. The economy should definitely raise concerns, and we all can do our part to be more fiscally responsible, but it also creates so many positive opportunities.
For those who know me, I enjoy keeping things positive, looking on the bright side, and finding the opportunity where a challenge or two have been presented. I never met a challenge I didn’t enjoy. My feeling is, no matter what the outcome may be, there’s always (more…)
December 3rd 2007
We have so much to be thankful for and this video is a vivid reminder of how blessed we all are to enjoy our freedom, and freely work and play every day. (more…)
November 26th 2007
Have you ever looked back, reflected and identified the four or five key players in your life who have significantly impacted you? The four or five people who have positively inspired you, leaving an indelible imprint on your life?
They may have been teachers, mentors, coaches, friends, pastors, and others who inspired you in positive, unforgettable ways. (more…)
November 5th 2007
What are you thankful for today?
So many times I find myself thinking about the one thing I don’t have versus all the wonderful things I should be thankful for in my life.
It’s easy to take things for granted, like our health, family, jobs, homes, and something as simple as the bed we sleep in each evening. The freedom we all enjoy and many of the simple pleasures of life are some of things I think about during this season of Thanksgiving. (more…)
April 4th 2007
It’s hard for me to believe it’s been 20 years since the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team won its first National Championship in women’s basketball back in 1987, and it’s equally hard for me to believe Pat Summitt has been coaching for 33 seasons.
March 28th 2007
Our Life, and the lives of our children, truly is a privilege. However, I know I haven’t always viewed it that way.
Sometimes in life it takes an event – or someone sharing an experience – that makes you think, “Wow, we’re so lucky and what a privilege life is.” (more…)
February 22nd 2007
It’s been nearly three decades since I was a youth camper at Camp Timber-lee, but even after all these years, there’s not too many experiences I can’t recall from those summer days at the East Troy, Wisconsin Christian camp.
Just recently my wife and I were discussing summer Christian camp sign-up for our son, and fun memories flooded my head of meeting new friends, swimming at the lake, horseback riding on the trails, participating in morning Bible studies, singing as a group by the camp fires, and the incredible evening speakers.
It was just the experiences and influences I needed during that time in my life. (more…)
September 14th 2006
Have you told everyone “thank you” who has impacted you and your life in a special way?
I recently lost a very close friend. A very special man who I considered a role model; an honorable man; someone who cared and did more for others than he ever did for himself.
Not so long ago something motivated me to fly to his home and express my gratitude for all he did for me over the years and the impact he had on my life.
Without warning, my friend was gone and although saddened by his departure, I was very thankful I had the opportunity to thank him for his selfless acts, the time he took for me, and the role model he was in my life.
Today, I encourage you to take time to thank those who’ve impacted you in a special way. You never know what tomorrow may bring and based on my recent experience, you’ll no doubt be glad you took the opportunity.