Feb 07 2012

The Payoff


Those moments when your hard work pays off.  When all of a sudden that friend you’ve been helping, or your child you’ve been teaching, get’s it. 

Had one of those last night.

Putting the kids to bed and reminded my daughter, Emily, to put her lost tooth under her pillow for the tooth fairy.

She says, “It’s okay mommy, I prayed to God to ask him to remind me, he answered my prayer, I already put it under there.”

It was one of those times you try to hide your reaction from your kids.  I smiled, walked out of her room, and quietly stood in the hallway in tears of joy that my daughter, has her own little relationship with God.

Thank you God, for the little glimpses that you give us that we are doing the right thing.  I was reminded that I wasn’t alone, and that I’m not the only one in my home that asks God for help. 

Tell me about a Payoff Moment that you’ve experienced:


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Feb 06 2012

Your Second Half

Here's what I learned from watching the Super Bowl:

Kelly Clarkson can SING

What a Safety is,

Hyundai’s think they are as fast as a Porsche 

Chevy Truck will help me survive the Apocalypse

Sing good and get a Pepsi

Even Madonna can hardly walk in high heeled boots

I learned how to deal with disappointment from a guy that got cut from the Patriots the night before the Super Bowl.

Clint Eastwood reminded me that, “We find a way through the tough times, and if we can’t find a way than we’ll make one.” 

Tiquan Underwood

The night before the biggest game of his life, The Super Bowl, he was cut from the New England Patriots.   The coach thought someone else would have done a better job.

He didn’t go to the media and complain, didn’t even put a negative thing on Facebook or Twitter, instead He wished the Patriots good luck.

Underwood tweeted:

His response is actually making him more well known than he would have been if he hadn’t gotten cut, just goes to show you how important it is to share your comeback story is. 


Clint Eastwood

Love the saying, “the only limitations you have are the ones you put on yourself.”  My favorite moment of the Super Bowl was the Chrysler Commercial at halftime narrated by Clint Eastwood. 

It talked about America’s Second Half.  Encouraging all of us to come back from a tough economy. 

He said, “We find a way through the tough times, and if we can't find a way than we'll make one. All that matters now is what's ahead…how do we come from behind, how do we come together, and how do we win?



I cheered more at the end of this commercial than I did for when my team scored a touchdown.  I just wanted to chant GO USA!

Yes, there are tough times, but we’re tough people.  Whatever you are facing, you can find a way out. 

“Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you are with me.”  -Psalm 23:4

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