#1 Verse When it Comes to Confusion

So many times, I’ve fallen flat on my face as an entrepreneur, husband and Dad. I sometimes get overwhelmed at the opportunities in my business. It’s a good thing, sure. But it can also be distracting. And maybe as a spouse, you’re not sure how to communicate. I’ve come a long way, but still have a loooong way to go …

It Is So Unfair

It’s frustrating isn’t it? You do what you feel is the right thing and it seems as if it blows up in your face. Example: My Mom recently told me a story of how in the early 80’s, she talked with a neighbor about God. The neighbor didn’t want anything to do with it. In fact, she was a little …

Good News

  There’s this man I know that is excited about meeting you face-to-face. Sometimes, you can feel his “gittyness” in the way he inspires and blesses you while he is waiting to see you. He could have shown up anywhere, but decided to show up in a smelly manger where animals sleep and eat. He also knew showing up meant he would …

Are You Well?

Horatio G. Spafford was a successful lawyer and businessman in Chicago with a lovely family — a wife, Anna, and five children. Their son suddenly died with pneumonia in 1871 at roughly the age of two, and in that same year, much of their business was lost in the great Chicago fire. Yet, God in His mercy and kindness allowed the …

What to Do About Life’s “Noises”

Last weekend, I took a trip to Denver, CO with my son Champ to help with my friend Craig Ballantyne’s Toys 4 Tots fundraiser. My son has “autistic tendencies”, so needless to say, I was concerned about the loud plane noises. In the nights leading up to the trip, I was feeling anxious about he was going to do. Will …

Did You Enter This Race?

Back in 2008, I ran my first (and only) half marathon. About halfway through, I second-guessed my entry. No one was chasing me. There wasn’t a stack of pancakes waiting for me at the finish line. “Why am I doing this?” was running through my head as my glutes whispered, “Why are you so angry with me? I give you something to …

I Don’t Mean to Offend You

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. – John 15:7 So many of us want to focus only on the last part of this verse. We just want to wish something, then wait on God to see it through. And when we’re not seeing any progress, we …

James Called Me Out

Whenever my awesome assistant receives a testimonial from one of our customers from my programs, she’ll forward it to me because she knows it puts a smile on my face. The same goes for someone that is encouraged from one of my motivational emails that goes out to my fitness readers. But then I make this crucial mistake… I compare. I …