1. Embrace Our Differences

    I could not imagine a world in which everyone agreed with me all the time. I would not want to be around people that agreed with me on my every thought, opinion and belief.  How boring would these conversations become and what would I learn? It is our differences that provide perspective, balance a…Read More

  2. Small Acts

    20 years ago, as a nervous young man, debating on relocating his family to a new state, joining a new agency and starting my career over again, I waited anxiously in a small police department lobby.   As I was sitting there rehearsing the answers to the questions, I anticipated be asked, several of…Read More

  3. Your Story is?

    We all have a story.  Where we are from, how we were raised, things we are good at, stuff we wished we would have done more of and things we regretted doing at all.  We all have scars on our bodies, in our minds and our spirits from the journey.  How we use them is our choice. They can become the…Read More

  4. Your Opinion is Needed

    I’ve been fascinated by a topic lately and have spent a lot of time thinking about it and talking with others to get their opinions on it. It is not politics, church, sports or any of the myriad of topics almost everyone has some sort of well-defined opinion on. It’s something much more importan…Read More

  5. Permission to Live

    This past week I got to spend time with my Grandfather as he nears his 93rd birthday and the end of his time here. I appreciated the short conversations we had over the week and wanted him to know the family was in good hands. We can look after one another and that it was ok if he wanted to go to th…Read More

  6. Perfectly Imperfect

    I’m not a perfect husband, father, son, brother, business partner or friend. In fact, I am far from perfect in almost every area of my life every day. However, what I am good at is seeing my imperfections for what they truly are, an opportunity to improve and get better. I don’t let my imperfect…Read More

  7. Purpose of Pain?

    Pain is our notification that we have lost something important in our lives. It could be a portion of our health or wellness, the loss of someone special, the job we always wanted, a relationship we neglected, a sporting event we had committed everything to, or even a reminder we have lost sight of …Read More

  8. Embrace Your Fear!

    Many of you responded and reacted to our question last week about fear and what it is keeping you from accomplishing in your lives.  I read of the many activities you would try, different careers you would like to have, places of the world you want to see and classes you would take, if only you wer…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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