What Christmas is all about

When I think of the night Jesus came into the world, my mind begins to short circuit and I’m simply left in awe and left with a lot more questions than I have answers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m SO thankful for Jesus and that he chose to become one of us, but he would…

Back to School Challenge

Hey students, ready or not, it’s back to school time! Some of you are ready and others of you are, well…not so ready. Some of you crazy people braved the crowds last weekend to save a few bucks while others stayed home and laughed at you. Now the joke is on them as I’m sure…

Rethink Parenting

There is absolutely no one outside of Renea that I love more than my boys. There are days that Renea and I sit back and smile because we catch a glimpse of their potential. And then there are the other days. The days we sit in silence wondering what we did wrong. The days we…

A Work in Progress

I love to read. I think I have officially crossed over the threshold from avid reader to bookworm. With my love of reading comes my obsession with books. I don’t do e-books or anything like that. No, I want to feel the pages and smell the paper. Yes, I’m “that guy.” If you have ever…

Finish Well

One of my favorite childhood memories was getting to tag a long with my dad as he and several of his friends and business partners attended the big Nascar race at Bristol Motor Speedway each year. I’m not sure what it was that captivated my attention, but it’s a memory that I’ll cherish for the…

To Forgive or not Forgive?

One of the best things about being a counselor is getting to hear people’s stories. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the worst parts. Some have beautiful stories, and some have stories that remind me of what a sinful, broken world we live in. Bottom line is this: We all have a story. If we’re honest,…

No room for Jesus

We have officially entered the crazy season. A time when we go from here to there and back again trying to juggle Christmas parties and all the other festivities with everything else we have crammed into our already busy lives. Wow, I’m a bit stressed just typing all of that! Let’s get to the point.…