Making a Eulogy List, not a Bucket List

I recently went to the Memorial Service of a friend’s grandpa.  Now, I had only met his grandpa one time, but after hearing the speeches at this service, I could have given a short synopsis of this man’s servant heart and his love for God and family. The eulogy is like the window into the true heart of a person.  You won’t hear about the size of their home or the 37 cruises they took, but you WILL probably hear about the …

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How good mentorship can change your finances and your life

Why do young men begin a life of thievery or violence in order to support their habits? Why do some women serial date men that will never commit to marriage? Why do young students go out and borrow $100,000 for a Bachelors degree? This, and other issues, I believe can be radically changed by changing the level of mentorship in our society. Sometimes, this mentorship will be called parenting, but many times it won’t come directly from the parents.  I remember …

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Kids will be kids- a talk on character v. behavior

Last week we were at a friend’s house and Olen climbed up into a chair with his shoes on.  He wasn’t trying to jump around, just literally get his body into the chair.  I immediately told him to sit down and reminded him we never climb on any furniture with our shoes on.  I was probably a little embarrassed when one of the ladies (who is 89 by the way) said to me, “All kids do that. He’s just being …

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The Destination Always Beats the Path

I’m currently sitting on the next to last row of a Southwest Airlines flight.  Sometimes when flying domestically I wish I could look out the window and see below a “Welcome to Kansas” sign instead of seeing only dry soil and lots of farmland and thinking, “Hmmm, Kansas?” Isn’t this true in life, we know the final destination, but we can’t see the path.  As a believer in Christ, I know my destination is Heaven.  But as far as the path-what …

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5 Reasons Why Marrying Young is a Good Thing

I’ve been thinking of this post for a long time, but I’ve noticed a few other posts in blogland that also talk about marrying young so I debated whether to share our experience.  You can never have enough of a good thing, though, right?  So here’s 5 reason why I think marrying young is the way to go…   1.  Maturity isn’t a number.  I’ve met 18 year olds that act like they are 30, and I’ve met 30 year olds …

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Do Not Grow Weary

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who …

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Is Exhaustion the New Status Quo?

  I listened to a podcast yesterday by Michael Hyatt (I was busy with the kids while I listened, but if you want to know the exact one, contact me and we can narrow it down) and Mr. Hyatt said that he read somewhere recently that exhaustion is considered to be the new status quo.  That basically, we prove our worth by proving how busy we are. For some reason that statement ran over and over again in my head …

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