Keep Calm and….

You see shirts, Facebook posts and Pinterest updates with the various versions of the “Keep Calm” theme.  I’m sitting on a plane on my way to Disney World with my family.  For some reason, I end up doing a lot of writing while flying?  Must be the change of scenery or altitude?   Anyway. I saw a “Keep Calm” shirt before I boarded the plane this morning and it inspired me to write.  I always wondered what I would do if the plane caught fire, a wing fell off, ran out of gas or we had to prepare for a water landing (God forbid, but we have all played out the scenario in our heads). They always ask, when I […]

Marriage isn’t a game. Don’t keep score.

Christal and I have been married for over 12 years.  I was recently asked to give marriage advice to someone who was about to get married.  There are no real secrets and every relationship is different.  There is however one common theme with all successful relationships and it’s a tall order to ask of anyone.  It takes patience, understanding and the ability to go beyond your mental programming.   Don’t keep score. Each person’s perception of the relationship is always skewed.  Marriage, in each person’s eyes, is 70-30 with you always feeling like you are the one putting in the 70.  Don’t feel bad if your feel this way because chances are your spouse thinks they are the 70 as […]

You can’t go home again

“You can’t go home again.”  So says Thomas Wolfe in a novel written way before I was ever born.  I graduated high school in 1993.  Johnson City-a small town in Texas that had 932 in population they day I set off for college.  Graduated college from Angelo State University in 1997 and soon after set out for the world of radio. This year, I accepted a job in San Antonio, just 60 minutes away from the town I grew up in.  I came back home. I have spent the past 15+ years dreaming of the day I could return to Texas and be surrounded by my family.  I live a blessed life and thank my lucky stars each day that […]

You don’t have to be right.

Some people need to be right.  It makes them feel better about themselves or validates their feelings and convictions.  This might come from a place of insecurity.  By trying to flex your mental muscles all of the time, you actually come across as weak.  The person talking the most doesn’t usually translate to the being the smartest person in the room.  It takes a lot of energy to try to convince the room of your point and direction.  Energy better utilized in the timeline of the goal don’t you think?  Do not get clouded by the need to be right where you miss all of your chances of getting your point across. Like driving in an area you have never […]