Looking Forward


Featured, Personal

I turned 55 this past October. Didn’t think that would be much of a big deal but this birthday affected me more than hitting 40 or 50. Those are supposedly the ones that cause more heartache but the big 55 was worse. Not sure why but it made me really think about mortality and exactly […]

December 20, 2017

How We Got Here


Faith, Featured, opinion

Ever wonder how you got to where you are today? Did part (or all) of your life turn out to be wildly different than your plans? Did you see yourself in a completely different place than where you are? You’re not alone. I believe we all feel that way at one time or another. But […]

December 8, 2017

“So Much Wasted Time”


Featured, Memories, Personal

If you’ve paid attention to media reports of David Cassidy’s passing you have probably heard the story of his last words. His daughter reported that the 70’s singer’s final words were “So much wasted time”. I can’t think of a sadder ending than this. The former teen heartthrob must have had quite the life growing […]

December 7, 2017

Disaster Relief Mission Trip – Groves, Texas


Missions, Travel

I’ve just returned this past Friday from a disaster relief mission trip to Groves, TX. The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is still being dealt with by the residents of this small town just northeast of Port Arthur.There are many homes still needing assistance and a family attached to each one. We witnessed whole neighborhoods affected […]

November 10, 2017

What I’m Listening To


Music, Review

I find myself listening to a lot of older Memphis music lately. Well, one older CD and a new release of an old album. This album which came out in 1987 is a complete mix of Jimmy’s early days with the band Nexus, who were made to change their name by the haircare product company […]

October 28, 2017

Big Ben


Memories, Travel

Going back through some pictures from our first trip to England. This one of the Elizabeth tower that houses Big Ben was one of the first pictures we took that trip. I can only think of a few other landmarks that are quite as recognizable as this one. Stonehenge comes to mind, which we also […]

October 23, 2017

Friends


Featured, Memories, Personal

I’m reminded lately of time passing. It seems that birthdays come much quicker than they used to. Now we count friendships in decades rather than years. Old friends are on your mind more than they used to be. You care deeply about them and how their life is going. I recently had the immense pleasure […]

October 22, 2017

Cotswolds


Memories, Travel

This part of the world has been on my mind a lot lately. The calmness of the countryside, the beauty of the rolling hills, I really do miss being in this part of the world. Here are a few pictures from our time there.

October 14, 2017

Civility, Faith and A Choice


Faith, News

It’s amazing and incredibly sad how divided we have become as a nation. As a country we have for some time been separate from the rest of the world. America was seen as different, as something that everyone (almost) wanted to be a part of. Wars have been started and good men and women dies for […]

May 15, 2017

LinkedIN Part I


Event, Productivity

I’ll be leading a class on the basics of LinkedIn Feb 24 at 1PM with the good folks of the Career Transitions group at Bellevue Baptist Church. If you’re looking to learn more about this cornerstone of networking please join me as we walk through setting up a new account, starting your profile, and more. To […]

February 9, 2017