60 Seconds of Serenity – Beach Bliss

From a recent trip with my wife to the beach. Such a happy, peaceful place.

Enjoy. 🙂


Power and Strength


Isaiah 40:29
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.


Equipped to Love

“With the power of the Spirit, we are equipped to love our neighbor as ourselves today.”
–Mark Shields

I read this quote the other day and it stuck with me.

With all the fighting in the world that goes on, the disagreements, the hurt feelings…this is so important to internalize.

We have the power to love people. We have the power to love people as we would like to be loved. It’s there. We just need to tap into it.

Thanks, Mark – for the reminder, the motivation and the encouragement.

Have a great day. Go show some love to someone, while you’re at it. 🙂



Random Thoughts on the College Football National Championship Game


– Did that really happen?
– Alabama is good.
– The happiest person on the planet right now, (next to Nick Saban) is the Alabama kicker. Alright, at the very least, the most relieved person on the planet. 
– Did that really happen?
– Georgia fans could use a hug today. Or two. Hug a Georgia fan if you see one.
Tua Tagovailoa is good. I’m a fan of his, regardless of what jersey he wears. 
– The shot of Tua hugging his Dad after the game may have been the best visual of the night, in a game featuring one of the most improbable finishes of all time and some very memorable plays. 
– Alabama is good. 
– Two freshmen quarterbacks battled it out for the championship. Sure, one fell short, but my gosh, compared to what I was accomplishing (see: not accomplishing) during my freshman year of college…uh, yeah. Impressive work by both guys. Bright futures ahead. 
– The Georgia kicker is good.
– Somewhere around 11 o’clock I texted my Dad about what a wild, unbelievable game it was. Somewhere around 11:15, Carson texted me the same thing. Sports brings people together. 
– It must have been pretty frustrating for Jalen Hurts to get benched, despite the subpar performance in the first half. Cameras showed him enthusiastically cheering on the team, regardless from then on. Good sport. (Take note, kids…and parents.)
– So, he’s the backup quarterback, he’s asked to come in for the second half of the championship game, brings the team all the way back to even, then he gets sacked and his team is suddenly knocked out of field goal range in overtime, after they had missed a chance at winning the game in regulation, after the other team’s kicker then nailed a long field goal to put them back in the lead, their backs are against the wall…and then Tua throws a perfect, in stride, long touchdown pass to win it all? Sounds like a movie script to me. 
– How much confetti is up there in those rafters, anyway?! Do they have everyone bring a lawn bag full of shredded documents with them as part of their admission to the game? Always amazed by the sheer amount of that stuff falling down onto the field after a championship game wraps up. 
– I like sports. I really like college football.
– Did that really happen?


Worthy of Your Name

If you’re going through a tough time right now, I hope this song encourages you. It’s one of my favorites at the moment.

Enjoy, and know that God loves you!

Have a great day.



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