thoughts OF

A GENTLEMAN

June 13, 2018

Fathers Day is fast approaching and many families will spend this day celebrating Dad.  It’s a day where the king of the house is honored for the way he loves & protects his family, for his commitment to serve and make sacrifices, and for the way he leads by example.

Now for the many young boys who get to share in this father’s day celebration with their dads, there are just as many who won’t ever know what that feels like; These are the kid’s whose fathers are incarcerated, dead, or just completely removed from the child’s life.  This absence means the child will now grow up without that father figure whose responsibility it is to guide hi...

April 23, 2018

I remember growing up and hearing My Mom tell me things like, “one day when you get married….”. What usually came next was some sort of encouraging word I needed to hear or a lesson I needed to learn. Because she was a single mother, it was up to her to make sure that when I finally did grow up and decide to get married, I would be ready for it and being ready for it meant knowing and having a relationship with the one person who I needed more than any other person, place, or thing; that person is Jesus.

February 22, 2018

If I'm being honest, I can't recall a time in my life where I've witnessed so much hate and so much violence.  All you have to do is turn on the TV or scroll through social media to see exactly what I'm talking about.  The school shootings, people abusing their power to get what they want, and racist neo-nazis walking around with guns and shields spreading hate and violence.  It's a scary and heartbreaking time we're living in.  

When these things happen, it's easy for us to watch, be shocked at what we see, and then move on and forget about it.  We might even write a post on social media to let everyone know where we stand....

January 23, 2018

2018 will be one of the best years of my life.  I say this because in just 2 short months, I’ll get to say ‘I Do’ to the woman I’ve been in Love with for almost 9 years.  Just typing that puts a big smile on my face.  I smile because of all that we’ve been through and by the grace of God, all that we’ve overcome.  

I remember being a little boy growing up and imagining what this day would be like:  The suit I would wear, the music I’d play, the cute little flower girls, and of course me waiting as My Beautiful Bride walks down the aisle.  And now, in just a few short months, all that I once dreamed about as a boy, will finall...

December 13, 2017

It’s that time of year again.

The time for Christmas lights, Christmas music, and your child’s Christmas list with ridiculous amounts of toys, toys, and more toys.  

What’s funny about toys though is the moment your child opens their present and see’s the thing they asked for.  They get so excited and scream at the top of their lungs, “IT”S EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!!”  They put it together, play with it for a few days, but then what happens?  You guessed it – After playing with it for a little while, it either breaks or it goes in the toy box with all the other toys that your child once wanted so badly. They start to collect dust and then it’s...

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