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The Giving Place

This. This is my favorite place in the world. This is where we played wiffle ball nearly every weekend when we were little, with paper plates as the bases and Grandpa as the pitcher. This is where we road go-carts that my Grandparent’s surprised us with, where we wrecked them playing go-cart tag (I still …

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Reflection or Motivation?

An alcoholic father has two sons; each grown. Their lives took different directions, but when asked why, their answers were oddly similar. Son # 1 is also an alcoholic, Son # 2 does not drink. They were each brought into different rooms and asked 5 of the same exact questions. Here were their answers: Interviewer: …

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Invite Love Where It Belongs

I have this fear.. This fear that the world will allow hate to take over. Because it isn’t about laws or rights or the president or Congress, It’s about love verses hate, And the days that we let hate win. The memories we have in our minds of hate, They’re permanent even when we aren’t …

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A Silent Strength Parent

Until recently, I have not completely understood or fully been able to appreciate what it means to be a parent. The sacrifices, the worry, the lost sleep, the day-to-day care, the little things that I never saw because… I wasn’t the parent, I was the child. I have a beautiful, healthy, happy 7.5 month old …

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What Is the Meaning of Life?

Have you ever stepped back and wondered, “What IS the meaning of life?” Maybe something hasn’t been going right, or maybe sometimes it feels like all you do is go to school or work, sleep, and eat, and it puts that thought in your head. What is life all about after all? I feel like …

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“You Are Special”

You Are Special Author: Max Lucado Illustrator: Sergio Martinez “The Wemmicks were small wooden people. All of the wooden people were carved by a woodworker named Eli. His workshop sat on a hill overlooking their village. Each Wemmick was different. Some had big noses, others had large eyes. Some were tall and others were short. …

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The One You Feed

An old Cherokee told his Grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.” The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which …

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