Throughout our lives each of us experience setbacks and moments of failure. It is one of the things that many of us have in common. We will have similar experiences or make similar mistakes and have similar failures. Occasionally, our responses will look very much like other people’s as well. Our path to failure is… Read more »

I think every couple or family has specific issues that are a source of contention or pain. Although the exact issue may be different for each of us, everyone has a constant issue that creeps up over and over again. For some it is finances or a lack of communication. For others it is career… Read more »

Recently, our family spent the weekend celebrating our son Cameron’s graduation from Liberty University. It was a fun weekend filled with a lot of excitement. Parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins and friends gathered to celebrate a milestone in Cameron’s life. The President of the United States, Donald Trump, honored the 2017 class at Liberty by giving… Read more »

The number of Americans who live paycheck-to-paycheck is growing every year. Some of this can be contributed to wage or job growth suppression or cost of living outpacing income. Much of it, however, is because we live beyond our means in the land of wants versus needs. We encumber ourselves with unnecessary debt to have… Read more »

I tend to get distracted easily. Some people call it ADD or ADHD. It’s possible that would be the correct diagnosis. There are some things that can keep my attention more than others. Certain types of conversations draw me in because I enjoy the topic or the debate. I find it easy to stay engaged… Read more »

Recently, I have been intrigued by three words in Proverbs. The specific proverb reads “Then you will understand what is right, just and fair” (Proverbs 2:9 NLT). Our morality can probably be boiled down to these three things: what is right, what is just and what is fair. Right is the ability to know the… Read more »

There is a book in the Bible with a chapter that is referred to as “The Love Chapter”, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. This chapter offers some qualities that love should display. It says love is:   Patient Kind Not jealous Not boastful Not Proud Not Rude Does not demand its own way Not irritable Does not… Read more »

Discipline is not a word that generally brings joy to a room or a smile to a face. No matter the context, discipline is rarely received warmly. “Discipline” can refer to a corrective measure or to training yourself in a controlled or habitual way. It is teaching someone do the right thing or it is… Read more »

Words play an important role in every family. Marriages begin with “I love you” and vows that include “I do” or “I will”. Children are born and we quickly learn the art of baby talk. We anxiously await the first words of our children. Words are a part of the fabric of every family.  … Read more »