Friday, July 22, 2016

Things I actually said today...

"No sir, I was not on my phone. I have no idea why I forgot to signal when I took the exit. I think my mind is just distracted. But I'm thankful I get the opportunity to speak with you. I appreciate your service & want to know that I support you even if you give me a ticket."

"So the good news is, this isn't going to kill him. The bad news is, we have a problem. Okay, then we will focus on the good news."

"Get a good drink at bedtime, you can't drink anything again until after your surgery tomorrow."

"I thought everyone knew this, but let's review... We do not play with lighters."

"If you break a window you do not have enough money to pay for it. I promise, it's out of your league. So from now on you only hit in the batting cage. Quit hitting the house with fly balls."

"Just buy a house. I don't care what house. Just buy one!"

"There are hard things in life & this is one of those hard things I can't do for you but we can go to Panera!"

Friday, July 1, 2016


Don't allow fear & worry to take you captive! When life throws you a curve ball... An unexpected diagnosis, a job loss, a heart wrenching phone call, a wayward child, a big move away from everything & everyone you know & love, a car accident, financial issues, etc.
The moment fear begins to rise up, focus on what is TRUE (Philippians 4:8)

Here's what is TRUE:

1. God promises that he is sovereign. That means He is in control. He is in control of your life.
2. God is with you. He is "our very present help in times of trouble." You don't have to wait for him to show up or beg him to get involved...He's already there.
3. God listens! Over & over we read in the Psalms about how David would pour out his heart to God & "God heard my cry." (Psalm 40:1)
4. God is trustworthy. Stop trying to understand everything & TRUST that God already has it figured out ( Proverbs 3:5&6)Relax.
5. God loves you. He really does! Think of the best dad you know...God is a gazillion times better. His love for you is boundless.