Tunnel Vision or Eyes Wide Open?

Have you ever been on a trip? You get in the car. You set your GPS. Your destination is ahead of you, and you're off.  You begin the drive knowing the goal is your end destination. If you're anything like me, the tunnel vision turns on before you even start your engine. You race to … Continue reading Tunnel Vision or Eyes Wide Open?


Taking a Risk

Let start by saying I am not much of a risk taker, and after going back through my blog, this is the third post like this that I have written.  If anyone ever played life too safe it is probably me. I never really allowed myself to be vulnerable enough to chance failing, or to … Continue reading Taking a Risk

Breathing Through the Pain

BREATHE, Jeff, BREATHE. That's what my physical therapist says while he's cranking on my arm/shoulder. It's a pain unlike any other I have experienced, but I know without it, the aching pain I have may never go away; so, I endure. Life is painful sometimes. We all have things we go through: some physical, some emotional, … Continue reading Breathing Through the Pain


Change happens everyday. No two days are ever the same. We have seasons of change every year: winter, spring, summer and fall. In winter, it's cold. There's a barrenness to the outside. Life turns inward to places of comfort and warmth, holiday traditions and movies by a fire. We hibernate as we desperately wait for … Continue reading Change

These Are the Days of Our Lives

Our lives tell a story. Most of the time we hold the pen, but sometimes it seems the author is the people, things and events that come and go along the way. For some, the story will be one filled with adventure and excitement, laughter and love. For others, tragedy and pain, loss and hopelessness … Continue reading These Are the Days of Our Lives

Cheese and Smiles

Cheese..  Ah cheese. I love cheese, probably not as much as my best friend Stephanie, but none the less, I love cheese. You know we have American, cheddar, gouda, provolone, muenster, Swiss and probably a thousand different kinds of cheeses, but the edible kind isn't the cheese I want to talk about. You also have … Continue reading Cheese and Smiles