A few years ago, I started doing some serious evaluating of my life and how well I was providing for my family. I started reading anything I could get my hands on in regards to finances. I made a choice to start living my life a little more intentionally. I wanted to stop feeding Today Me (the dude that keeps me from planning for the future). The result: I can honestly say that, for the first time in my life, I have 5 and 10 year plan for myself and my family. I think this is what determines which Me wins. This is also probably true for all of us. Continue reading “Plan For Your Future”
My pastor made a comment recently about how many individuals make the same New Year’s resolutions year after year after year. You might initially think to yourself, “Wow, that person is goal-oriented. Way to go, person.” However, there is a problem here. If the goal is the same every year, that means they’re not actually reaching the goal. Continue reading “How To Keep Your Resolution”
I have always thought that any man’s appearance is instantly improved when they are in a suit. I don’t think this is debatable, really. You will hear men who will comment about how they never get in a suit and that it makes them look funny. I just don’t buy it. There is something very distinguished about a man in a suit that you simply do not get from a pair of cargo shorts and a t-shirt (which happens to be my outfit of choice).
It can often be difficult to establish what parts of your life or parts of you that should carry over from one part of your life to another. We all pick up habits and preferences along the way. However, what works in your twenties might not work in your thirties and could be holding you back from being successful as you move into your forties. Continue reading “Moving On”
I woke up this morning to the sensation of pain in both of my legs. It wasn’t nearly as intense as when I went to bed, but it still hurt regardless. I tried to go back to sleep but instead just laid in bed. I finally propped myself up on the edge of the bed, unplugged my phone and began limping across our apartment to the kitchen to get a glass of water. Continue reading “When the pain is good”
Okay, it’s already the 12th of January and you know what that means? Many people have already broken the resolutions that they sat for this new year. You know what I mean right? On January 1st, you said you weren’t going to drink any more soda. However, on the 5th, you felt like you were going to die from your caffeine headache so you grabbed a Mountain Dew at the gas station. Continue reading “James 1:27”
I don’t like being a liar. It makes me feel bad and is probably not good for the relationships that I try to maintain. Yet, there it is. Sometimes I tell lies. Now, before everyone starts making assumptions about the kind of person that I am, let me explain. I do not deliberately lie to people. However, when you tell someone that you will do something or be a certain way and you do not follow through, that’s pretty much what it is right? Continue reading “Fat Daddy Has Got To Go”
I saw a meme a few days ago that had a person getting punched in the face by 2016 and 2017. This person was staring blankly at 2018 as if she was just assuming that the same was going to happen. There was just a preparation for failure that was apparent. But, what if it didn’t have to be like that? Continue reading “What if 2018 is Awesome?”
You hear the following statement all the time.
“There is no ‘I’ in team.”
People say this to emphasize the importance of teamwork and it is used across the spectrum of life. Anything that is relational will also require teamwork. Marriage requires teamwork. Parenting requires it as well. To an extent, living next door to other people will also rely on the ability to share space with them, or to work together. Continue reading “Who Is On Your Team?”