Best Valentine’s Day of Your Life

Best Valentine’s Day of Your Life

Today is a unique day.  It's appropriate that as Lent begins this Ash Wednesday and we remember that this year's “ashes to ashes and dust to dust” also happens to fall on Valentine's Day, that we celebrate Love.  Because there is no greater love than...
The 2nd Amendment

The 2nd Amendment

My life's rhythms have ebbed and flowed to the tides of hunting seasons – squirrel season, duck season, deer season.  Most weekday evenings my dad would spend making sure his equipment was ready; knives were sharpened and rifles were cleaned; camo and waders were...
Being the hands of God

Being the hands of God

When I think about “life” and what it means, I remember back to the dawn of the new millenium, when I delivered my second son.  We had gone to Baylor Irving Hospital to be induced into labor early on a weekday morning.  My doctor was there and explained to me that the...
Thinking about MLK Jr

Thinking about MLK Jr

On his 89th birthday, I am thinking about Martin Luther King Jr.  and his legacy in our country.  What immediately comes to mind is the march on Washington, D.C., in 1963, and the famous lines of the well-known speech we all know.  However, I don't want to quote...
Service with the Biggest Payoffs

Service with the Biggest Payoffs

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage,” said Founding Father John Adams.  His message is that it's our collective responsibility as a society to care for and educate children, because they are...
The American Difference – Freedom

The American Difference – Freedom

Visiting foreign nations is always interesting, especially experiencing what is different from home.  This past summer, I had the opportunity to chaperone a student exchange in Berlin, Germany, and I noticed several major differences between European countries and our...