I think one of the greatest things that a person can do in their lives is to provide for the care and wellbeing of a child. The majority of the population do that through their own children and that in itself, if done correctly, is an amazing blessing. However, there is a growing need for people to step in an provide for children that are not their own.
I grew up in a town of about 1,000 people and the idea of being a millionaire seemed like such an unachievable task. I always felt like I would be doing good if I could get a job that paid me $20K a year or so. Anything beyond that seemed a little silly. Millionaires were for Hollywood. They lived in cities or on their own private island somewhere. They definitely did not live across the road from me. Continue reading
How do you measure success? I mean, I have my idea of what it means to be successful. Yours probably isn’t the same. There may be similarities but there will always be subtle (or maybe not so subtle) differences between what makes me feel successful and what makes you feel successful. Everyone takes a different road when it comes to winning at life. Continue reading
It has been a while since the Strange family got a chance to get out and explore Virginia but this week was perfect for it. With four days off and a brand new paycheck to fund our adventures, we set out to find something new. Continue reading
My son used to be absolutely obssessed with trains, particularly those of the Thomas franchise. There was not a day that went by without getting out the train set, watching Thomas movies or making a trip to Wal Mart to look at the selection of Thomas trains that waited on the shelves just for him. Continue reading
Over the past two or three years, I have read many varying reports about the financial state of American citizens. The percentages change depending on the demographics at the time. The average seems to fall somewhere around 75% to 80% of America are living paycheck to paycheck. Continue reading
Alright, so I have eaten a lot of weird things in my lifetime. Mostly that is a product of living in the home of a hunter who would kill practically anything in season and feed it to us without first warning us what it is.
Every Wednesday night at Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Home, we meet up at the gym for youth group. A typical night includes a meal, some organized games and a 20 minute Bible lesson at the end of the evening. During last night’s lesson, we were discussing how connected we are to society and how much that differs from any generation before us. Continue reading
Anyone out there have trouble with motivating yourself to feel happy at times? You ever see someone who is just constantly bubbly and wonder what kind of drugs they are taking? If so, you are not alone, my friend. Continue reading
Okay, there are things about Illinois that we miss. That’s a given. Anytime you move somewhere, you are going to start noticing things that you used to have or enjoy that are no longer there. Continue reading