Feb 21 2013

A Strong Foundation

There is just something special about Dad's and Daughters.


It's a relationship that makes a young girl feel safe and secure, while softening a grown man.  I don't know about you, but I've noticed that it doesn't stop when you grow up.


Maybe this is true in your life as well.  I'm finding myself more thankful for the relationship that I have with my dad as an adult.  It wasn't always simple, my parents divorced when I was 10. I didn't always live in the same town as him, but he was always there for me. He still is.


He just left today after a week-long visit. I made sure to take the time and tell him how much I appreciate the impact he's made on my life as a man of faith.  I still remember, whenever I was with him, he would drag me to church even when I didn't want to go.


Now as an adult, having those lessons in mind has made all of the difference. Those lessons help me to handle the curve balls that have been thrown my way. Those lessons have been much more helpful than any dance class, soccer team or music lesson.  


I'm thankful that my dad made sure that I had a strong foundation in God.  I'm reminded to do the same for my kids.


It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built. - Luke 6:48


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Feb 20 2013

No Complaints

Watch Mandisa perform "Stronger" on Robin Roberts' return

"When the waves are taking you under

Hold on just a little bit longer

He knows that this is gonna make you stronger, stronger."


The words that Mandisa sang on Good Morning America today couldn’t be

more fitting for the return of Robin Roberts. It was five months to

the day since she underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare

blood disorder.


In case you missed it, she opened the show today by saying this:


"I have been waiting 174 days to say this:  'Good Morning America!'"


What a comeback story.  What a woman.  What an example for all of us

on how to get back up when you’ve been knocked down.


She said, "I keep pinching myself and I realize that this is real.

This is really happening. Faith, family and friends have brought me to

this moment and I am so full of gratitude."


I don't  know about you, but this makes me realize I need to be more

thankful for my health, and the job I get to go to everyday.


Compared to her fight, I have nothing to complain about.  Only Gratitude.


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