The Great Santa Debate

Every year we the boys to see the jolly man in the big red suit at Bass Pro Shop, one of our annual Christmastime traditions. Throughout our house you will find several ‘tips of the hat’ to Santa Claus, from ornaments and decorations to half a drawer of our entertainment center devoted to fun Christmas movies…

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet…

It is early November and Christmas is already here. Shopping malls have decked their halls and stores are aglow with Christmas decor and trimmings. Inboxes and mailboxes are overflowing with holiday advertisements and the consumerism of Christmas is pushing forward. Yet, it is not even Thanksgiving.   We haven’t even stuffed our turkeys or tasted our…

Mr. Megaphone

The other night my family and I went to our first NFL game, a pre-season matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings. Dear friends of ours had tickets and invited us to come along with them. Three things really stuck out to me about our experience. For starters, it was pouring down rain for the…

Social Media…the Great Tease

Hitting ‘enter’ on social media does not create change. It provokes thought, but not change. Change happens when we transition from talking to doing. The great danger of social media is that it ‘teases’ us to make us think we are making a difference by hitting enter, while in reality it is distracting us from…

Our Other Family

For almost 9 years Michelle and I have been a part of an incredible community, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. For almost 9 years this community of people has transitioned from strangers to friends, and from friends to our racing family. We are a diverse bunch of people, yet each person in our family is…

Slow Down.

As a family, we spend a lot of time around those whose primary pursuit is to go FAST. In an environment that thrives on going fast, you really have to take control of everything that is happening around you. In a sport where 1st and 2nd can be separated by hundredths of a second, there is no room…

It’s Okay to Ask Daddy for Help

As we grow up, there are just some things we never outgrow. For me, there are two things, Disney and LEGO’s. Thankfully, through my children, I never have to grow up! One of my favorite things to do in my free time is to build LEGO’s with Micah, our 5 year old. We can have…

I Love Our President, Barack Obama.

If there is one conversation I always stay away from, regardless of the setting or media platform, it is politics. There is not much room for give and take in politics, it is a very polarizing subject. Talking about it seems to bring out the worst in people as we feel we have the right…

Should Christians Get Tattoos?

Should a follower of Christ get a tattoo? The answer seems quite simple according to the verse I hear quoted most often.   “‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.’” – Leviticus 19:28   Additionally there is 1 Corinthians 6:19, “Do you not know that…

We Weren’t Needed, We Were Wanted

Why do we ‘plan’ to have children? As a broad stroke generalization, when most of us say we are ready to have a child we are at a pretty good spot in life. We have a sense of stability, direction and future; so we feel established enough to bring a new life into our world….