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A new year is here. Even greater, a new decade. I don’t know about you, but for me there are things in the last year and decade that are a part of my past I wish could be undone. Things I’ve said, things I’ve done. Most done out of selfish immaturity. Some to myself, some to others. My guess is, you can relate at some level. The truth is, we’ve all made… Read More

There was a time she didn’t touch both ends of the couch. She would fall asleep snuggled up with me, even though she adamantly said I wasn’t her dad. Things have changed over the three years I’ve been a part of her life. She now says “I love you” back to me. She calls me “dad” when referring to me with her friends, even when she knows I can hear her. She… 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