“Don’t worry guys, God can stop the rain!”

I remember my eight-year-old daughter looking outside with slumped shoulders and saying “Aw, now we can’t have our kids day.” But just at that moment, her four-year-old brother jumped up and said:

“Don’t worry guys, God can stop the rain!” 

Manhood Monday #13: Blaze your path to success.

My high school guidance counselor has an indelible place in my memory. Unfortunately, I don’t mean that in a good way. 

I sat across from him in a small cubby that somehow functioned as an office. Dim, yellow light provided just enough light for him to find my name on his roster of students. But not even the dim light could not hide his disbelief when I told him that I wanted to finish high school early so I could  jump-start my college career and marry the girl of my dreams. 

Forgiving the “Unforgivable”

When you’re struggling emotionally with forgiveness, look beyond the pain you feel to understanding why the other person has done wrong.  This kind of thinking is revolutionary, perhaps even  intimidating, because it forces us to look at ourselves in a more critical light in a time when we want to be comforted.

But pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone may be the only way to actually make a positive difference in our lives. 

Together Tuesday #12: Talk about the bad stuff

I remember telling my wife, in a sweet way, that I didn’t like the way she cooked our dinner when we first got married. I’m smiling now at the memory and even then it was something we could both laugh off. My comment wasn’t intended as an insult but it was in keeping with our “no secrets” policy.