Bowman Gray Stadium

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…

Bristol Motor Speedway - NASCAR Modified Tour

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…

American Flag

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…

Jet's New Tattoo

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…

Love

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….

Micah Lego Creation

Let Tomorrow Worry About Itself

I remember one afternoon last year, as I was preparing Chapel for an upcoming NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event, my little buddy Micah kept walking in to show me his LEGO creations that he had been making all afternoon. It seemed every time I had a thought, I’d hear his soft voice and turn…

Joe Gibbs Racing Shop

Racecars Don’t Build Themselves

Several years ago I led a bible study for a NASCAR Nationwide Series team, BakerCurb Racing, when they were still in operation in Nashville. I always enjoyed getting there a few minutes early so I could look in the shop. The process of building racecars always amazed me. I am not a very mechanically inclined…

5 Lies I Wish I Could Say

5 Lies I Wish I Could Tell My Son

I remember a few weeks ago laying in bed with our five year old by my side as he was falling asleep. He was somewhat uncomfortable and fidgety; overtired and unrelaxed. As he rolled onto his side for the 15th time I placed my hand on his back. Within a few brief moments he was…

Kyle Froman and Johnny Mordock

I Don’t Invite People to Church

I have a confession. I don’t invite people to church.   Before you drag me through the streets crying heresy, please allow me the opportunity to present my heart to you.   I adore our local church. It is a beautiful part of the body of Christ in motion. The Conduit family is our family;…