I’ve been listening to Michael W. Smith since I was a teenager and have loved almost all of his music. Every once in a while, though, a certain song grabs a hold of you. His latest song “You Won’t Let Go” is one of those for me. It’s just a great reminder of how having a faith in Jesus can carry us through everything – not just the bad but the good things, as well. Here’s to hoping you find that same faith today and carry it with you always.
In this episode we meet my brother, David. He’s a parent of three kids who is totally involved in the activities they are involved in. Not one to just stand back and watch, he plays a part in many of their endeavors as a leader and coach. Over Skype, we talk about a variety of things including coaching our kids, how we grew up differently than our kids are, and how faith drives us in our parenting. Dave and his wife, Juanita, live about 2 1/2 hours from our family so it was great taking some time to catch up a little.
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In this episode we hear from my Mom briefly, find out what it is like to coach a team with my daughter, and also decide what to do with the Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Additionally, I sit down and talk to Mary about a slew of things going on in our crazy life. I also look at a tool called Workflowy that will help you get organized when it comes to making lists – grocery lists, goals, etc.
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Our daughter Jacqueline is 14 years old. Overall, she’s a great kid even though sometimes she can be disrespectful, mouthy, and even hurtful – you know, like most normal teenagers. I am 45 years old and, if you know me well, have probably seen me exhibit some of those same negative qualities in your interactions with me. What I’m trying to say is that Jacqueline is not perfect and neither am I. Still, I feel like I work hard at becoming a better person and more like Jesus every day I’m on this planet. I do that because I want to but I also do it because I want to be a good example to our kids.
The Seattle Seahawks entered into the NFL as an expansion team in 1976 – I was 8 years old. It is now 2014, I am 45 years old, and they have been to only one Super Bowl and have yet to win one. This is the week that will all change…I hope. Life can sometimes be hectic, much like it is right now. We have our jobs, our kids, our church activities, and tons of other obligations. But, sometimes it’s sports that can take a little of that pressure off and take us away from the stresses of life. And sometimes it may even make us laugh.