No Pain, No Gain?


We’ve all heard it said, “No pain, no gain.” It sounds good, and it rhymes, so it must be true, right? As this line of thinking goes, if you put in the “pain” at the gym and eat healthy (that’s painful for me) you will see results (gain). That is the extent of the “No […]

4 Reasons to Say Thank You Today


It had been a rough week. I was overwhelmed, tired, and borderline delusional. As I was leaving work, I knew what awaited me. More work. We were in the process of remodeling our kitchen, and I had a backsplash to finish. There was just one problem. All I wanted to do was stare at a […]

My Greatest Fear (And How I’m Overcoming It)


A friend of mine recently asked me what I feared the most. Sharks. Definitely. And walking through spider webs. (Seriously, I’m getting a little sweaty just typing this.) I had to actually spend a few days thinking about it before I could give him a real answer. I came to realize that what I fear […]

An Unexpected Journey


The only thing more difficult than starting is starting over.  The last several months have been the most challenging that I have ever been through. The thing about life is it’s unpredictable. It doesn’t fit in a box. You can never quite see around the next corner. Sometimes a pleasant surprise awaits around the bend, […]

10 Horrible Marriage Tips


There’s a lot of great marriage advice out there. The internet is full of quick tips and in depth marriage advice. But what if you want a bad marriage? What if you want your marriage to struggle, create a barrier of communication, and just have an awful marriage experience? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. […]

3 Essential Components to Positive Change


With every new year comes change, whether we plan for it or not, change happens. As the clock ticked from 2013 to 2014, there has been the usual emphasis on life improvement and positive change. The gyms are still packed, and many are still focused on their New Year’s resolutions. I have committed 2014 to […]

The Good Old Days

I often hear people talk about the “good old days”. A time when life was simpler, people were kinder, and they were younger. As people reflect on times passed, they seem to almost drift back to that time. As they tell their story, they are in a way reliving the experience. Then the story ends. […]

4 Words That Will Change Your 2014

With New Years fast approaching, I have been in search of an overarching principle that I can apply to 2014. I want to be able to look back and say, “That was the year everything changed.” During my devotions last week I was in the book of Matthew. I came to chapter 22. In verses […]