Las Vegas Shooting Tragedy

Las Vegas’ Big Question…Why, God, Why?

On Sunday October 1st my wife and I boarded our Delta flight from Las Vegas back towards Nashville. We were in the city for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race hosted by Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and tacked on a few days as a ‘getaway’ together as a couple. We had an amazing time exploring…

Dash Scripture

No ‘Plan B’

One evening while I was brushing Micah’s teeth he posed a question to me.   “Did you tell anyone about Jesus, Daddy?“   Earlier that morning I had just returned from another event serving the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series community. While the strain of a traveling Dad can be a lot for a family at home…

BNA - Nashville International Airport

Tis’ the Season of Greed, Delta and Me

A few days ago I booked a flight to nowhere. So it wasn’t exactly a flight to nowhere, rather a flight to Pensacola, but the flight seemingly serves no purpose. From the time I land until the time I depart I will be in Pensacola a grand total of 43 minutes. As a traveller who spends…

Jesus Saves - New York City

Hope Lives on a Park Bench

Have you ever questioned where hope lives? I have. When the news of the tragic Paris massacre began to come across the wire and the full details of the darkness that transpired began to unravel I began to again question where hope lives. It is the same questioning that flooded my soul following the attacks…

Eldora Speedway

A Walk in the Shoes of a NASCAR Chaplain…

One of the most common questions I am asked about chaplaincy is, “what exactly do you do at the track?” So I invite you to spend a few days in my dusty boots as I served the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio last week.     Monday Evening – Eldora…

Haitian Hope

When Hope Collides with Desperation

As I stood inside a small tent-like home constructed out of discarded materials on Friday I saw the hopeless eyes of desperation. The home, constructed on a side of the hill along with countless others just out side of Port Au Prince, was hardly large enough to hold the three boys that lived in it,…

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A Greasy Breakfast Tale

As a traveling family with two young children we have had to resign ourselves to the reality that our schedules are meant to be broken. If there is one thing we can continually plan on, it is that our plans will change. While this has the potential to drive us crazy at times, we’ve come…

Father and Son on Dumbo

Be a Gentle Daddy

Parallel to my work with Motor Racing Outreach, I am also a ‘tentmaker’ working for one of my best friend’s travel agency. The travel agency, Off to Neverland Travel®, specializes in Disney Destinations; leaving us with all kinds of ‘business’ trips with the family to Walt Disney World® Resort and other Disney Destinations. It is a tough…

Dino Rama at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

Finding Balance on the Primeval Whirl

As the car we were in climbed the steep rails ahead of us, the ever familiar ‘click, click, click’ that accompanies every roller coaster’s ascent slowed as we neared the top of the climb. I always associate that ever so brief moment of silence, when the coaster reaches the crest of the hill, as the…

Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort

But Where Is Mickey Mouse?

As the plane slowly taxied after landing on a runway at Orlando International Airport I peered through the small rectangular window, my eager little eyes expecting to see the castle and the rest of the Magic Kingdom. Instead, my gleaming eyes quickly changed to gloom at the sight of long grey runways, drab grass fields,…