30 years ago.

30 years ago… Michael Jackson and The Police dominated the Billboard charts with their hits “billie jean” and “every breath you take.” M*A*S*H ended its 11year streak where its finale became the highest rated episode in TV history. Microsoft Word was first released. McDonald’s introduced the McNugget. Return of the Jedi, Risky Business, National Lampoon’s [...]

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in all things.

Gratitude is the main character trait of those with quality lives. Nothing is more attractive, more inspiring, and more contagious than those that live a life of thanks. Just reading that sentence im sure you can already think of several people in your life that fit such a description. They’re the people with the most [...]

Dads: Be Doers

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and he let me watch him do it.” Clarence Kelland Nearly every morning I experience the same thing. It’s like clockwork. I run down the stairs (usually because im running late), Murphy our gigantic goldendoodle meets me at the bottom and kindly leans into me expected to get [...]

barbies and birthdays.

When you think of the eldest child you can’t help but think of… The boss. The one in charge. The protector. The mom. Which all pretty much describes my sister to a T. Rachel and I have always got along. We never really fought that much or pulled each others hair, at least not that [...]

MayDay: a birthday post

Birthdays are always a big deal at my house. I think that stems from the lack of birthday excitement my parents experienced growing up. Nevertheless, our earnest goal is to always remind the birthday recipient just how special and important they truly are. It’s 24 hours (or a week in some cases) to brag on [...]

from death to life: my friend’s story.

im so grateful for the response from my latest posts and series. i truly belive there is something unique and wonderful about connected to another's story. experiencing their journey through pain and disappoint, and hopefully their testimony of redemption and restoration in the end. im grateful to have shared a least a little piece of my puzzle with you, [...]