Friday, October 23, 2009


Isn't it interesting how seemingly minor choices can turn out to have HUGE consequences? I'm sure we have all learned over the years that life comes down to a series of choices. Some big, some small but never the less they are choices. The overall outcome and legacy of our entire existence really is the combination of choices we've made at different times. One point that I've had the pleasure of sharing with my kids is that when they've asked me why God didn't make everyone "just love him" is that God could've very easily done just this, but he allowed us the privilege of CHOOSING him as our Lord and Savior. When we make a choice, we take ownership. Just like when we are chosen to participate in a game or serve on a team, it means something when someone chooses you. This same principal is also what allows us to make wrong choices in our daily lives.

I leave you with this; when we go thru the day, let's give it our best effort to make good choices so that the consequences are in our favor. Ask God for direction and guidance in every decision you make, our legacy depends on it.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Are you passionate?

Hopefully you'll agree with me that passion is contagious. Is there anything as passionate as somebody rooting for their favorite sports team and they manage to score in the last few seconds to win the game? Can you recall when your favorite team was down by one score and they managed to score as time expired? What a feeling it is to pull out a victory at the last second.

Here is a question for you. When was the last time you had that much passion for your family? Do you get the same feelings in your stomach when you see your family as you do when your team is marching down the field to score in a crucial game?

It's cool to be passionate and it's natural that you love your family so why is it that we take our families for granted? What is really more important? If our children are our legacy why do we not act like it?

Is it ok to get short with our kids when they interrupt "the game" on 4th and goal? Is it ok to shhh them when we're on the phone with a colleague at night while at home? Is it ok to ask them to wait while we check twitter? Of course not.

Let's be passionate for what matters.