What does 2015 hold for you?

Hello friends,

It is Sunday night, December 21st. It is also the shortest day of the year. That means two things:

  • Winter starts today. =-(
  • The days will be getting longer starting tomorrow. =-)

I like to think of myself as an optimist. It seems that there is always a bright side to any situation. Sure, it may not be evident right away but keep looking. When I think ahead to the next year, I see tons of potential. It will be an adventure trying to free that potential.


God is so incredible. He created me exactly like He wanted to. That is the extreme potential that I am talking about. As I continually lay my life down for Him, He can release more potential.


A quick illustration from the world of science. A roller coaster that sits on the track but never moves is full of potential. Even as that coaster is cranking up that first incline, it is still remaining as potential energy. Once the train gets over that initial hump and start to descend, the potential energy becomes kinetic energy. That coaster, at that moment, is doing exactly what it was created to do. Potential energy is stored energy waiting to be released. Kinetic energy is energy that is moving, it is being expended.

God gave me potential when He created me. I am thrilled because 2015 is going to be a year of kinetic energy. It will truly be wonderful to do exactly what I am created to do. I hope you find God in this amazing way.


So are you seeing the potential in yourself? Remember, it might be a little difficult at first but you have potential. It’s in there!

roller coaster



Look for some good changes in 2015! See you next year, Merry Christmas.

Funnel or Bucket?

Hello friends and family! It is December 2nd right now and I have been reflecting back on 2014 and also looking ahead to 2015.

2014…what a year! Here are few highlights;

  • I celebrated 14 years of marriage to my beautiful wife.
  • My kids are doing well in 1st and 4th grades.
  • I will have performed 50 wedding ceremonies in 2014.
  • In July, I gave the Invocation at the Packer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
  • Lastly, I started a blog.

I am sure I could list more but that is not the point.



the point 2



If I am not more like Jesus than I was in 2013 than my list of things I did in 2014 is pointless.

In 2015, I am setting goals and changing things in my life. All for one purpose, to be more like Jesus. If my life is a funnel, being like Jesus is the smallest part, the very tip of the funnel. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, must flow through that one little section. If I am not a funnel than I would probably be a bucket. I would fill up on whatever comes my way. I’d rather be a funnel than a bucket.

So expect some changes with my blog. There might even be times when I will ask for feedback. Feel free to comment when asked or even if you are not asked. I welcome your thoughts.

So get ready friends, 2015 will be full of change. Which one will you be?

funnel2   OR      bucket