Category - Life

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...

Why We Should Be Thankful

Thanksgiving is, of course, about giving thanks – but have you ever thought about the concept of giving thanks? I’m sure you have given thanks on countless occasions and you realize it is important, but have you ever wondered why it’s important? Not long ago I was reading my Bible and came across some scripture that stopped me dead in my...

Waiting for Heaven to Live for Jesus?

When I first said a prayer asking Jesus into my life, what I most understood about the experience was that I had just made reservations in Heaven. I thought that was the biggest point… one day, far into the distance, I would get to experience the benefits of making the decision to accept Jesus. For most of my life I believed that the...

Public Sin?

Something that has been burdening me recently is how often I see my focus centering on morality. Not primarily my morality, but everyone else’s. It’s an embarrassing and judgmental confession, but I’m certain that I’m not alone. It’s not that I don’t try to resist the temptation to judge others; it’s just that it is...

Proof that Your Words Matter

Have you ever stopped and thought about the effect your words can have on those around you? It’s so easy to live life and use words as you please and according to how you feel at the moment. The problem with choosing our words based on our feelings is that it isn’t natural to be positive with our words at all times, especially if...

Why You Should Stop Listening to Fear

Have you ever done something crazy for someone you loved? My guess is that you have. That’s because that is what love does. It makes us respond in a manner that goes above and beyond. Love greatly overshadows fear and worry.  It will give you the courage to do things you wouldn’t even consider doing otherwise. For example, a few years ago I...