Look Up

I’ve always been fascinated by the sky. At night with the stars. During the day with clouds, the sun’s rays, and rainbows. Sunrises and sunsets are uniquely beautiful. It’s like an artist took a giant paintbrush and painted the sky like a canvas. Sunsets are my absolute favorite. I’ve been photographing them for years. Why? Because I need the reminder to slow down, reflect, and look up. Continue reading Look Up

Reading Saves Lives

Whether it’s a stop sign or a tome from the days of yore, reading does, in fact, save lives. I’m not sure why growing older makes me feel the need to throw out confessions, but here’s another from my archives. I wasn’t a big reader before college. My homeschool friends might disown me. Sure, I read for school, but not for fun. Who reads for fun, right? 😉 Let’s just say time changes perspective. Continue reading Reading Saves Lives

Push the No Button

I have another confession. I’m just a guy who can’t say no. (Uhh…that sounded bad. I didn’t mean it that way.) I hate telling people no. There are many reasons why I think this is true. But I know there’s one main reason that guides my knee-jerk yes response: People pleasing. That’s right. I’m a people pleaser. Or rather a recovering people pleaser. I needed to learn the lessons below a long time ago. Continue reading Push the No Button

Sing a Song

I grew up in a musical family and have always loved music, singing, and playing instruments. But confession time: Until I graduated college, I had the worst fear of singing in public. Shocking, perhaps? Well, thankfully the fear has lessened over the years. I enjoy singing in pretty much any setting now. Not sure how I’d handle karaoke though. Haven’t attempted that yet. Continue reading Sing a Song