What We Can Learn from the Atlanta Falcons

I live in Atlanta, Georgia, was born and raised here, and I love the Atlanta Falcons. It is a thrill for me to watch professional football players perform at that level. Have you ever thought about what it takes for those guys to get there? It takes hard hits, years of practice, and likely some [...]

2021-10-02T14:08:52-04:00October 14th, 2021|

You Decide

Proverbs 1:8 says, “My child, listen when you father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.”  Think back when you were a child. Did you ever say to yourself, My parents just don’t know anything? I sure did. I used to think, There is no way my parents know more than I do about life [...]

2021-09-03T15:08:15-04:00September 15th, 2021|

“My heart needs a surgeon, my soul needs a friend . . .”

So many of us don’t even realize we’re desperately searching, day in and day out, for whatever will finally satisfy—the one thing I need that will give me peace in life, will finally fill me up. We search for it, and we get something we think will do the trick, but then that doesn’t do [...]

2021-07-27T14:07:22-04:00August 15th, 2021|

Grateful for the Pain of your Past

My wife loves roses. I can go online and have a dozen sent to the house, and they’re so pretty when they show up. The same thing happens every time I send them: Kim always says, “You know I love the roses; they’re so beautiful.” It makes for a really great night. It’s funny, because we [...]

2021-07-19T13:27:59-04:00July 19th, 2021|

Do You Even Know My Dad?

Proverbs 1:7 says, “Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” Not only does the Bible promise it will make us smart; fearing God is also how we avoid the destruction of following the wrong crowd. Back in my day, discipline was a lot different than it [...]

2021-06-15T11:53:34-04:00June 15th, 2021|

My prayer today is that you hear this truth and take it to heart . . . God can heal your soul and heal your life in such a miraculous way you will find yourself to be better than ever before. No matter where you've been or what kind of mess you think you've made of [...]

2021-05-17T11:07:54-04:00May 27th, 2021|

And You Thought You Had Family Problems . . .

I love the story of Joseph. It’s one of those where when you hear it, you say, I thought I had it bad, but this guy really had it bad. Joseph had a wonderful life. He was the baby in a fairly prosperous family, and his father adored him. Everything was good until the day his [...]

2021-04-07T10:56:50-04:00April 20th, 2021|

The Gold Standard

Rehabilitation acknowledges a need for and allows for repairs, alterations, and additions to create a new use for an existing structure. Picture an old storefront with its exposed brick walls now housing a chic little coffee shop. Preservation, according to the guidelines, means “taking measures to sustain the existing form, integrity, and materials” of an old [...]

2021-02-16T14:12:13-05:00February 16th, 2021|

If We’re Honest . . .

Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out they don’t. -Leo Buscaglia If we're honest with ourselves, we will admit that we don't know it all and that we are fully capable of doing stupid things, no matter how smart we may be. But, regardless of how badly we've messed [...]

2020-12-02T09:17:58-05:00December 2nd, 2020|

Thanksgiving. What a wonderful holiday . . . a time to celebrate the many blessings in our lives. We may even share those blessings around the table on Thanksgiving Day. We're certainly full of thanks for the people who make our lives a little brighter. aren't we?  But I want to challenge you to dig [...]

2020-11-04T11:15:47-05:00November 12th, 2020|
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