Inspirational Archives

The Dad Quote That Changed Me

07-04-14-POD

Every once in a while you stumble across a wise word that changes the game. It opens your mind to a new insight, and gives you the hope to achieve it. I experienced this a few years ago. It reshaped my outlook on my marriage and parenting. “The best … Continue reading…

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Jeff Foxworthy: A Heart for the Underdog

06-20-14-POD

Jeff Foxworthy’s genuine, it’s-not-about-me humility merits some attention. His others-centeredness is as stunning as it is refreshing in the often ego-driven world of celebrity. Even staggering success in his comedy career — commanding some of the highest fees in the business and picking up kudos along the way such … Continue reading…

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You Are Uniquely You

05-28-14-POD

One of my favorite movies to watch with my kids is Wreck It Ralph.  The main reason is probably my never-ending nostalgia for anything having to do with my childhood.  It is filled with references my kids would never understand, but are a part of my DNA. The main … Continue reading…

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5 Characteristics of Brothers in Arms

05-23-14-POD

Michael Durant sat in the seat of his crashed “Super Six-Four” Blackhawk helicopter.  He had a broken femur and crushed some vertebrae in his spine.  He was the only conscious crew member of the aircraft that was now surrounded by Somali militia.  Enemy fire began to hit all around … Continue reading…

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Handling the Storms and Rainy Days of Fatherhood

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Being a dad is not a walk in the park. Every day is not bright and sunny. There are rainy days and stormy seasons. It’s all part of fatherhood. Growing up, I remember hearing the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers.” It reminds us that although April is typically … Continue reading…

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