This is not how I planned it

This is not how I planned it

Have you ever uttered the words, “This is not how I planned it.”? Most of us have. In fact, life rarely works out how we had planned. A high school student dreams of getting the lead in the school play but someone else is chosen. Maybe an x-ray finds something that...
The Unexpected

The Unexpected

Do you remember being engaged to be married? While it was a long time ago, I remember those wonderful feelings of excitement. We weren’t just planning a wedding we were planning a life together. This past week I saw, “Let it Be Christmas”, a musical production using...
Joy during the holidays!

Joy during the holidays!

It’s October 8, 1981. My wife, Deb, is in labor with our first child. At this point in history, it’s common for a baby’s gender to be a surprise, and we don’t know if we’re having a boy or a girl. The suspense is high — it feels like we’ve been waiting for this day...
How to celebrate?

How to celebrate?

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday are history. Christmas lights are going up everywhere. You know we are in one of the best times of the year; it’s the Christmas season. Yet for someone you know, or maybe even yourself, it’s a difficult time of loss or...
Reflections

Reflections

This week I’m sharing reflections from a recent “trip of a lifetime” to Italy. Growing up I never imagined seeing in person what I read about in history books. As I traveled throughout Italy, three words kept coming to me in everything that I saw or experienced. They...