My baby girl graduated today

From Kindergarten, that is. Today was a strange day for me. I’m not typically the type to get caught up in moments like this one, but today turned out to be a very emotional day for me.

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In moments of clarity…

Like so many around me, I tend to take a reactive, if not reflective approach to life. My whole life is basically a series of reactions to situations that might arise in my life at the time.

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Contentment and Release

For some time now, I’ve been what many of “the faith” would call a back slider – one who was once a believer and follower of Christ who has chosen to deviate from the path of righteousness and salvation. Almost eight years have passed since I was an active member of the Church and I… Continue reading Contentment and Release

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Reasons to be grateful

So often we take things for granted. Many times the things we take for granted are exactly the things we need most. The big things, as it were. Too often we forget to take the time to appreciate the things we have. We forget to acknowledge the people that have helped us become who we… Continue reading Reasons to be grateful

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Five years of Marriage!

Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of my marriage to Jennifer Lee Colwell. In fives years we have experienced many of the classic problems that come with marriage. Learning manage our personalities. Learning to manage our finances. Learning to respect each other and love each other, even when we want to kill each other. And yet,… Continue reading Five years of Marriage!

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Getting back to the basics

In today’s fast paced society, it’s so easy to get caught up and lose ourselves in all the humdrum of daily life. Everything is instant these days. Patience is a virtue few possess. It’s funny how certain things trigger thoughts and ideas, but I just recently had a “conversation” in the comments on one of… Continue reading Getting back to the basics

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Some people just shouldn’t have children – EVER!

This morning I was going through my Facebook feed and came across a video shared by one of the girls on the volleyball squad I help coach. The video depicted a woman beating the hell out a screaming child, probably 6-8 months old, with a pillow, slapping it across the head and bouncing stuff off… Continue reading Some people just shouldn’t have children – EVER!

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