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Have you ever noticed how infectious a smile can be? I wonder if you are like me, unable to resist smiling back. A smile churns my spirit, it makes me feel a sense of happiness. Growing up, I was told by my Pastor that one of the things he liked most about me was that I always had a smile. That comment, this observation has stuck with me for years now. See,… Read More

Whether you like yours or not, your name has significance. There is a reason your name is what it is. The reason may be silly, or dumb in your opinion, but the fact is there was reason behind picking that name for you. My middle name was picked in honor of my great-grandpa. Parts of my children’s names were chosen because of the connection to family, or my wife and mine’s personal… Read More

Anyone who knows me well, knows I have developed a love for genealogical research over the years. There is satisfaction and happiness I get from successfully learning and tracing my ancestral roots as far back as I possibly can. With the revelation of my interest and fascination often comes the question why. Why do I invest the time, the money, at times my emotions (as it can be frustrating!)? Why is this… Read More

I know a lot of people who don’t feel adequate. They have given a lot. They have loved a lot. And it becomes easy to feel they have not done enough. Or what they have done, isn’t appreciated. We easily fall into a trap of placing our worth in the thoughts, feelings, and expressions of others. And it often becomes more prominent this time of year. Be reminded, your worth is not… Read More

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! – 1 Chronicles 16:34 Growing up, I know now how much I took for granted. Simple things like food, shelter, transportation. More personal things, like hugs from the people you love, or a kiss goodnight when your parents tuck you in bed. It’s easy as a child to not fully appreciate what we have, to be… Read More