1. Don’t Be Afraid of the End

    Life, like nature has seasons. Just like the beauty of fall turns into the harshness of winter. Deciding to change something in your life creates uncertainty, doubt and discomfort. However, we cannot have the fresh breeze, chirping birds and blossoming trees of spring without going through winter. Y…Read More

  2. We Are Not Always GOOD

    This week while talking with people I care about; I could hear pain in their words and see struggle on their faces and in their body language.  Yet when asked if they need anything I was told “I am GOOD”. I started thinking of how many times I had said the same thing over the course of my life …Read More

  3. What are your Dreams?

    When we ask a child what their dreams are, they can usually respond instantaneously with a multitude of things and they are excited to tell you all about them.  Yet if you ask an adult the same question they’ll quickly try to change the subject.  Or they’ll give you a surface level answer like…Read More

  4. The Perfect Day

    This week Andrea and I had an encounter with our kids that made me take pause and ask myself what am I doing.  It started early in the week when we all arrived at the house from our variety of activities, I remember hearing Andrea ask Taiya “how was school?”.  Taiya gave the same response I pr…Read More

  5. Children, Challenges, and I Love You

    Now that our oldest daughter is 22 and living her adult life we are able to laugh about the experiences we went through with her as a teenager.  I can’t lie some of those memories are still painful, unsettling, and remind me of how hard a time that is for our kids.  The constant trying to figure…Read More

  6. #Fridayfocus

    From the age of 5 all Taiya wanted to be was an Olympic gymnast.  She spent four nights a week and Saturday mornings all year long practicing and honing her skills in search of that perfect performance.  This was more than just a sport to Taiya.  It was truly her passion and a large part of her i…Read More