Category - Life

Living Life Out of Focus

I’m learning more and more just how easy it is to lose focus in life. As the seasons of our life change so does the difficulty of staying on course as a Christian. It’s not always bad things that cause us to lose focus either. Many times it is perfectly good things. Sometimes it’s a job, a hobby, a form of entertainment, a dollar amount or...

3 Key Bible Verses For Making Wise Decisions

Making decisions isn’t always an easy task. We’re faced with decisions every day we wake up. Some are simple and some not so simple. You may think your decisions don’t matter that much in your life now, but I can promise you that they do. The good and bad decisions you are making now will affect you, your family and the people you influence...

The Problem With Patience

You know what isn’t fun? Waiting. I don’t think I’m alone on this though. I don’t know of anyone who enjoys waiting. No one on this earth says, “I cannot wait to wait on something!” We live in a “right now” culture and waiting is frowned upon in every aspect of life. All you have to do is look at the world around you to...

The World Needs Your Voice

There’s an endless amount of excuses you can use for why you don’t have to use your voice: “there’s people who are already using their voice”… “my story isn’t that special” … “I don’t have the skills”… “what if nobody listens?” The reason I know all of those excuses is because at one time I was very good at using...

There’s Grace For That

We don’t wake up expecting to make a mess of things (or at least I don’t) – messiness just kind of happens. Most days I wake up and I have an idea in mind of how the day should go, but I never seem to estimate the mess. Some days it looks like setting off the smoke alarms while trying to make your sick, pregnant wife some oatmeal. Some days...

What To Do When Life Gets Busy

The month of January may have been the busiest I have ever felt in my life. So many great things happened and it seemed like they all happened at once. In the span of the past month we learned we were having a baby boy, our house sold, we moved out of our house, we signed a contract on a new house, we made a bucket list trip to North Carolina and...

Becoming a Dad

So we just found out the sex of our baby that’s on the way and… it’s a boy! Asher Roman Speegle. Courtney and I are only a few months into this journey and we have laughed, cried, and prayed the entire way. Once you start calling your child by name, the reality of it really seems to start hitting home. And I would be lying if I said I...

5 Not-So-Common New Year’s Resolutions

Every year we’re given the opportunity to start afresh on January 1st. We’re afforded the ability to make resolutions and to do things differently in the new year. Most of the time those resolutions are to lose weight or to get in shape or to quit something – generally, the resolution is focused on improving our own life. While those are...

Coming Home Dirty

As a child, I regularly roamed the woods surrounding my house. It wasn’t uncommon for me to walk up to the front door with mud on my shirt, grass stains on my jeans, and dirt caked to the bottom of my shoes. While I’m sure it wasn’t my mom’s desire that I always come home and create an avalanche of dirty laundry for her to do, she never...