Good Things

Good Things

Mom, did you get the email yet?” I heard this phrase over and over as my daughter anxiously awaited audition results. Yesterday, it finally came and she made it! I can’t tell you as parents how excited my husband and I were for her. We smiled and celebrated as the...
Catch of the Day: Wisdom

Catch of the Day: Wisdom

“Are there those among you who are truly wise and understanding? Then they should show it by living right and doing good things with a gentleness that comes from wisdom.”   As bass get bigger and older, they do indeed get wiser and more difficult to catch. One of...
Winning the Game of Life

Winning the Game of Life

From the time I was a young kid in middle school my hope was to one day become a professional football player — I loved competing against other teams and taking on challenges with my teammates. Later, at San Diego State, it became clear to me that although I was a...
Leave The Past Behind

Leave The Past Behind

Without realizing it, we often carry something around with us everywhere we go. We bring it out in our conversations, and it shows up in our attitudes. Whatever that thing is from the past may never have really existed, yet its power lives inside us and keeps us from...
True Love Puts Others First

True Love Puts Others First

“I can’t live with him, but I can’t seem to live without him either,” her letter said. She added that she had moved out of their house three times, but still kept coming back. With minor variations, her story could be repeated thousands of times every day. Each...
The Cost of Forgiving and Not Forgiving

The Cost of Forgiving and Not Forgiving

“I don’t believe that person is really sorry” and “Saying ‘I forgive you’ won’t take away the pain”—these are two reasons why people ( maybe you) are reluctant to forgive someone who has hurt them. That first excuse is validated by the fact that our society—even our...