Puzzles, Blocks and Thunderstorms

Weekends are daddy and daughter days. This Sunday we woke up to breakfast followed by playing with her puzzles and her blocks. Well playing mostly involves dumping all her puzzle block pieces out, collecting them up and dumping out again. This afternoon we sat on the porch and enjoyed a thunderstorm. Pretty cool to sit […]

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A Good Dog’s Life

Just after midnight a few Fridays back, my wife and I came downstairs from watching a movie to go to sleep when I noticed something was wrong. Our eldest dog was lying on his bed and in a bad way. He was to be 15 this summer and had been having a tough time as […]

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Where I leave my heart Part II

So in the previous post I started to elaborate on what it is I exactly do to stay on task and focused.  The first step, often the hardest, is recognizing when I get distracted or off task.  Most often, I notice it happening after lunch. When I recognize that I’m having trouble focusing, I practice some balanced […]

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The Sum of the Parts

A New/Old Direction: Holistic human development The mind has a tremendous impact on the body and performance.  If I wasn’t on board with this concept I wouldn’t be in the field that I am in: Sport Psychology.    The mind can drive us when we are fatigued. It can get us through a rigorous workout. But […]

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Husband, Father, Leader

What is a Spiritual Leader and what do they do? I grew up in a Christian family. My parents raised us in church.  We went to Sunday School and Christian summer camps, and I was saved as a teen. I grew to know who Jesus is and that He is a big part of my […]

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I’m Not Perfect

I am not a perfect Husband. I am not a perfect Father.  I am not a perfect Christian. But I want to be. Admitting I am not perfect is the first step. The next is figuring out what I am going to do about it. “But God is more interested in what you can become […]

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Take a Seat…or two or three

Phase I: The aww phase The first months of life for our daughter she didn’t do much but eat, sleep and well you know.  And when she wasn’t in her cradle or crib she didn’t really sit.  We either held her or she reclined in a couple of ‘chairs‘ we had for her.  These were […]

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Rush to Press

How often are we not in the present moment?  How much time do we spend thinking about the past or the future, so much so that we miss life as it is happening?  The other night I was feeding my daughter and feeling the pull of the phone/web, but fought that urge and just watched […]

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