Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I hope this audio recording will encourage your soul about the Promises God has made to us, and YES, He is faithful to keep His promises!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
One of my favorite movies is The Family Man starring Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni. Cage plays a man who left his college sweetheart to pursue his career. Fifteen years later, he is single, a rich Wall Street tycoon, and loves his life (or so he thinks). After encountering an angel, he gets to shortly live out what his life would have looked like had he chosen to marry the girl he left. Instead of being the king of New York, he begrudgingly becomes a married father of two kids living in New Jersey. As he tries to assimilate into this foreign life, he sees pictures and videos of himself as a natural husband and father. The thing that shocks him the most is how happy he appears. At one point, he even looks at a picture of his happily married self and exclaims, "What are you smiling about?" The beautiful part of the movie is that he gradually becomes the man he sees in that picture.
The man he becomes is one that cherishes his kids, but particularly his wife. Over time, it is clear that something he puts a considerable amount of time and creativity in is celebrating her. He makes her feel special and loved. Celebrating our wives not only makes them feel cared for, but it deepens our love for them. Your heart will be where you invest your time and energy. Do you wonder how to show your wife you love her? Here are 7 creative ways.
Huddle up with your kids and ask, “How can we celebrate Mom this week?”
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
Great article from ALL PRO DAD
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Fifty Shades of CautionA few years ago my wife, Merry, said to me, "I've been hearing about this new book,Fifty Shades of Grey. I wonder if that would be good to read?"
Monday, February 2, 2015
Intercepting Russell Wilson, brought the 4th Super Bowl Ring in 14 years to the Patriots hands. Over a decade had past since they had won 3 titles in 4 years. Over that period there were close calls, disappointments, and opportunities to place blame. Other organizations would have fired the coach, or moved on to younger talent, but New England stayed the course, believing in one another.
Why so many people love sports are the parallels with life. The need for perseverance, grace, hard work, hard conversations, teamwork, leadership, loyalty, and much more. Many had already said that Tom Brady's best days were behind him. But I dare to say that he and his squad silenced the critics, of which there are many.
Just like in life we WIN some and we LOSE some. The Patriots have had their share of both, but never gave up or gave in. Here's some personal observations:
- They Embraced the Journey: They good the bad, the enjoyable the pain, the ups and downs are all a part of journey. Whether in your marriage, with your kids, your career or your health... no one lives on the mountain-top. Embracing the journey means you accept and own each extreme and everything in between. They are yours!
- They Developed the Systems for Success: Coach Bill Belichick developed a system of practice, games, and even systems to keep his team has healthy as possible. Adopting systems in your life that lead toward physical, mental, relational and spiritual success are extremely important. They provide a "True North" when the going gets rough and others are questioning you.
- They Stayed the Course: Don't get caught up in the attraction of the new. Shiny things get our attention. Other's successes often cause us to question our own. The amazing thing about N.E. is they learned and practiced this principle as a team over a decade. Whether it is a newly developed diet, to a new revelation from Heaven... Stay the course! Don't keep tearing up your foundations to build another. Build a solid foundation once and you won't have to revisit it again.