Wednesday, September 16, 2009


It's been a while since I've posted so just wanted to do a quick update. Fall begins a new season in our home with a lot of activities. We have started back up in our small groups and continue meeting weekly as marriage mentors. The weather is starting to cool here which means getting outside more. Hiking, biking and enjoying nature will consume more and more of the weekends. Throw in the normal work week, growing grandkids and now it's football season and the days fly by.

I have found that since I'm not here as much my attitude seems better. I still pay attention to what's going on but in the big scheme of things my wife, kids, grandkids , friends and my God are way more important. We can all vent to each other but that's all we're doing. If I really want to change the world I need to start in my own backyard. I need to live my life as an example for others to see and to wonder why I have such a great attitude in times of trouble. When it comes down to it there is only so much I can do in the macro but much I can do in the micro. Not everyone will agree but we can tell a lot about a person by where they spend their time and money. None of us know how long we have on this planet so for me I'll spend the rest of my days trying to make a difference by changing what I can rather than bitching about what I can't.

So I'm signing out. It's been fun but life is too short to gripe over the ridiculous antics of a bunch of people in D.C. I know my future and will do my best to lead those around me to the same ending. So I'll leave it in God's hands and follow His priorities. I'll pray for the future but live in the present. You all enjoy life, I know I will.