Friday, August 3, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
For Americans, we have the right to express our opinions on various social media networks about our likes and dislikes. Personally, I think it’s about time we focus on the positive.
Our freedom of religion allows us to go to church anytime we want, anywhere we want and pray to Almighty God in any way we want.
Under our Constitution, we can purchase any type of vehicle. Whether you have a Chevrolet or not, the new tune is catchy… Hot Dogs, Baseball, Apple Pie and Chevrolet… (You are lying if you aren’t singing it RIGHT NOW).
Ryan believes that in this country, we all have the opportunity to make today a better day than yesterday. Even if you just smile at someone you don’t know. Scientifically, it actually takes more facial muscles to smile than frown contrary to popular belief. The silver lining – it’s a better workout and who doesn’t want to get healthier?
Thanks. We can and should give thanks to all of those that have defended our freedom. Past, Present and Future.
Heroes give us the ability to enjoy Baseball, Beer and Barbeque on the Fourth of July.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
|Me, Dad, Mom and Kyle in Baltimore a few years ago|
Monday, May 14, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Recently, I've had the opportunity to travel to different parts of the country for my job. I've always tried to take in the beauty of our United States in nature, places and things. Although it's been a fantastic experience to meet other people, at times I've found myself wrapped up in where I've needed to go next instead of taking the time to really see what is passing me by. Has that ever happened to you?
I met an amazing young man today - his name is Trevor. He can't walk on his feet, but he goes from place to place on his own, knowing what he wants and where he needs to be. He can't talk using spoken words either.
Jesus talks through him though.
I introduced myself to him today and using and iPad, he said my name. He also told me he wanted to go outside and blow bubbles, so we did.
Trevor and I went out on his deck and we blew bubbles - big ones, small ones, funny shaped ones, you name it. We played together for maybe fifteen minutes. It was by far the best fifteen minutes of my day, not only because we had fun but because he was the teacher and I was the student. What you can learn is amazing if you listen, whether or not words are involved.
In those fifteen minutes, I saw Jesus not only in Trevor, but in his parents. I saw a calling to make the world a better place, not only today but tomorrow and the days looking ahead. There are some very good lessons to be learned here.
Life can get busy - very busy. But think about what's important. Take time to step back and see Him in others. Even more importantly, take a second to realize when He is talking through others. Sometimes - dare I say many times - it can be difficult to do. However, if we can remember to see His face, we might just be able to see Him in ourselves which brings color to our lives. Color that can radiate full circle to everyone around us.
Just like a bubble.