A New, New Beginning (Oops)

A New, New Beginning (Oops)

James 4:13-16- Look here, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit." How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog--it's here a little while, then it's gone. What you ought to say is, "If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that." Otherwise you are boasting about your own plans, and all such boasting is evil.

This scripture is hard for me for two reasons.

Lessons From Norman Part #4

Lessons From Norman Part #4

By no means have Kayla and I ever been wealthy. So I’m not going to tell you a story about how I was rich, and I gave it all up to become an author and start this ministry. I still have debt collectors calling about old debts and we are trying to pay that stuff off. We are doing the best we can to be responsible with money while still being generous with what we have. At the end of the day, we have a roof over our heads and food on the table. That’s more than some people can say and I’m extremely blessed to have the opportunity to pursue God’s calling in my life full-time. 

It hasn’t always been that way though.

Lessons From Norman Part #2

Lessons From Norman Part #2

Find friends who will be honest in a world where it seems like everyone is offended by everything. If you truly want to grow as a person you have to be told that you’re wrong and then you have to discover new things. Whether you are writing a book, raising a family, or just trying to become a better version of yourself; iron sharpens iron.

Have you ever hit two pieces of metal together. It doesn’t always sound soft and gentle. Sometimes it even creates sparks. At the end of the day to become sharper you have to learn to grow through healthy confrontation.

How do you approach confrontation in a healthy way?

If You Could Do Anything With Your Life, What Would You Do?

If You Could Do Anything With Your Life, What Would You Do?

My wife, Kayla, asked me this question before I made the choice to leave my previous career path and be a stay at home father and writer. She followed it up with having me list three things that are most important to me. Then we re-read all of the answers and said: “Let’s make that our reality.” We aren’t quite there yet, but after we painted a clear picture of what we want, we were both able to get on board to take the necessary steps to fulfill our dreams.

A Letter to Mom

A Letter to Mom

A special mothers day post for my wife.
(Words by Violet. Written by Dad.)

I hope to be speaking soon so that Dad doesn’t have to interpret for me, but since I haven’t figured out how yet, hopefully his translation will be accurate.