1. Authentically You

    Don’t try to be someone you are not.  Don’t allow others to try and make you into who they want you to be.  Don’t make your life decisions based on what others will think or say.  Don’t spend your life trying to live up to the dreams others had for you that are not in line with who you wa…Read More

  2. Being Comfortable

    There are some things in life that are nice to be able to take comfort in: food on the table, a roof over your head, a safe place to learn, and being around people that love you, are just a few that come to mind for me. There are also places in our lives where being “comfortable” is a detriment.…Read More

  3. Risk, Courage, Challenges

    It’s been a couple weeks now since we announced we were “retiring” from 21 years of police work at the end of the year and I’ve had many conversations with a wide variety of people about our decision and how we reached it.  I tell them all the same thing. We have calculated the risk, found …Read More

  4. What Would They Say?

    A couple of weeks ago my son, Trey, came home with what he thought was a bad case of food poisoning. He had all the usual symptoms and nothing that alarmed us to the fact that something bigger was taking place. Two days go by and his condition did not improve and seemed to be more than a case of bad…Read More

  5. How to Make Yourself Better      

    I am obsessed with self-improvement and working each day to create the best possible me.  I love varying my workouts to make sure my body does not get complacent and reading books that improve my knowledge or expose me to other viewpoints.  I love having conversations with people I respect to see …Read More

  6. Your Five?

    It was in a recent conversation with our two teenagers that we were on a consistent topic, who they choose to call “friends” and spend their time with.  I was explaining to them the quote: “You become the sum of the five people you spend the most time with”  - Jim Rohn I asked them to thin…Read More

  7. 2 Things We Completely Control

    Effort – The amount of hard work we are willing to put in to achieve something Attitude – The thoughts and feelings we have about the hard work required We cannot eliminate the unknowns of life, the obstacles that come out of nowhere, the challenges we could not have predicted, or the unforeseen…Read More

  8. Make the Time

    About a month ago our family was sitting around talking about things we wanted to do this summer.  During the conversations we began sharing stories about some of our favorite road trips and the shenanigans they usually included.  As the stories continued I realized how many of them were about Tre…Read More

  9. Belief and Action

    I am truly appreciative of all of you that take time to read this weekly, and comment, like, share, or message us about it.  It is my hope the messages, self-reflection and honesty have brought about the same in you in some manner.  I must share that one of my biggest fears is that what we are doi…Read More

  10. Being Vulnerable is Being Strong    

    Last week I received a comment from a friend that really struck me.  She wrote, “thanks for showing your vulnerability”.  I had not even considered these blogs in that light and was sharing the real side of my life.  However, over this week I kept thinking about her comment and realized she w…Read More