A Message for Teens 101

I wish I could make young people feel what it's like to miss someone so much that every fiber of their being hurts, but words don't come anywhere close to describing it.

At 4 AM this morning I was awoken from a dream I had of Jessica. In my dream, she was about 4 years old or so. You know that age where they are excited to see you. I heard her voice saying "Daddy" and turned around to have her run and jump into my arms. As I picked her up and held her, it felt so real. The one thing I remember asking her was "How do you like Heaven?" She replied, "I love it here daddy." As we talked I felt her melting away and I cried out, please don't leave me and then she was gone. I immediately woke up with uncontrollable tears in my eyes a pain in my heart that was so unbearable I could hardly breathe. It's a pain I would not wish on anyone but would gladly except again as that is the only way for me to feel her presence... even if it is for just a short moment.

If you're a young person thinking...

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3 Steps for Anger Management

Uncategorized May 31, 2017


I have to admit that I got mad. Driving on a two-lane road with a speed limit of 40 mph... and I was going 40 mph. A guy in a Jeep on my butt decided to pass me on a curve and then cut back in front of me, almost clipping my front end. His total disregard for the safety of others in pursuit of his own agenda made me think some bad things.

As he proceeded to speed ahead at a very fast rate of speed I smiled as the light ahead turned red. As I pulled up behind him, I saw a bumper sticker that stated GOD DOES NOT EXIST and another one that said EVOLVE. My first thought was that if he was an example of what evolution is, then this world is in trouble. 

My first thought was that if he was an example of what evolution is, then this world is in trouble. Then God reminded me that in a world that has a million questions there is only one answer. I ended up saying a quick prayer for this guy and asking God to bless his day. I pray that God makes the One answer so clear,...

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Uncategorized Mar 28, 2017

Have you ever thought to yourself “I can’t do anything right, I’m not smart enough, I don’t deserve it.”  That’s negative self-talk.  So recognizing negative self-talk is easy…. Right?
How about statements such as:
It isn’t fair that some people have more than others or if I have a lot of money, it means someone else is going to have less. And my favorite….Once I get this…. Whatever this is… I’ll be happy.

Believe it or not, these are also forms of negative self-talk.
Henry Ford said “Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you're right.”

There is a lot of truth in that statement.  I believe there are 3 truths of why people don’t get what they want in life.

First, they don’t know what they want!  

Second, they don’t know why they want it.  

Third, they are not willing to do what it takes to earn it.

Instead of examining themselves to determine what...

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