1. Who Are You?

    Imagine this scenario, instead of asking the person you just met, “what do you do?” what if we asked them “who are you?” What kind of conversations would follow or not follow based on learning about someone’s image of themselves, their beliefs, goals, passions and priorities? As the young …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. 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

  4. What Can We Control?

    This week I had a talk with Taiya about life as a teenager and the importance of focusing our energy on what we can control in our lives. I really believe we should focus on three things every day that we are in full control of: 1 - Our Attitude - Life will always throw us curveballs and unexpected …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. BALANCE and PRIORITIES

    One of the biggest challenges most families face, and we are no exception, is trying to balance chasing your dreams with the practicality of handling the issues of day to day life.  This week has been a great example for us of the teamwork required for families to truly thrive! Andrea has been gone…Read More