Why Would You Want To Do That?

When my son Ty was eight years old, he broke his right arm after his first football practice. He had been so excited after his first day of real contact that even before we got into the car to head home, he insisted on showing me, in slow motion, how he had learned to...

Thinking About Your Marriage

Last weekend I lead a couples planning retreat for a C12 Group at a spectacular bed and breakfast in the Smoky Mountains called The Swag. It’s a worthy destination if you are considering your own getaway. Over the weekend, in addition to our planning drills, I...

Excuse-Free or Safe?

In 2012, Maria Kang was a young mom with three small kids when she issued  a challenge to other moms to knock of the excuses and get fit. With the caption of , “What’s Your Excuse,” she posted a picture of herself along with her three boys on Facebook showing off her...
After You Screw Up, Step Up

After You Screw Up, Step Up

an excerpt from I Call Shotgun: Lessons from Dad for Navigating the Roads of Life   Dear Brooks, We all screw up, it is inevitable. Once you realize that it is a matter of “when,” not “if” you are going to make mistakes, then you will know...

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