Pressing on in Parenting

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 30:  (L-R) Davis Tarwater and Michael Phelps dive off of the starting block at the start of the second semifinal heat of the Men's 100 m Butterfly during Day Six of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 30, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Davis Tarwater; Michael Phelps

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Phil 3:14 Such a familiar verse-- I know most of us have heard this one. Especially if we are athletes. But as the Olympic trials come on each night and I see the … [Read more...]

Why Worry Won’t Win


The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Psalm 138 NLT That's why this verse brings me such peace. God's got it all figured out. He has plans for our lives and the lives of our children and he is working it … [Read more...]

An Accidental Blessing


The Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman swim is a local charity event held on or about Aaron Vaughn's birthday to raise money for Operation300. Operation300 is the non-profit organization founded by Aaron's sister, Tara, where Gold Star children are taken to camp where they … [Read more...]

#LittleThings Can Make a Big Difference by Bliss


Even the smallest gestures of kindness can make an exponential difference.  A couple days into my job at Bolay I had finished my station prep early for sauces and sides, and on a random whim I decided to sharpie inspirational messages on the tops of the large bowl … [Read more...]

Paying for College: Skin in the Game


My father paid for my college. His generosity and forethought was the example David and I followed when we purchased our first Florida Pre-Paid tuition plan for Daly Kay when she was just a week old. Truthfully, I was postpartum and crying fits over how we would pay for … [Read more...]



There's one on every team, in every class, in every Sunday school. #Thatkid who annoys, mocks, and embarrasses. The one who bullies or behaves in a manner that completely defies logic and troubles or terrifies our child with every attendance. Before you know it, each … [Read more...]