“There is no greater honor than to sacrifice for a brother” – Matt Deggs, Baseball Coach at Sam Houston State. There are just some coaches that you want to play for. Matt Deggs is one of them. After a loss that knocked his team out of the NCAA tournament in 2017 – Deggs gets deep. He talks about love, being a transactional coach and becoming a transformational coach.
The Dash by Linda Ellis I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end. He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth. And now only ...[Read More]
Values And Norms There is usually a discrepancy between what people consider their values to be and the effective values which direct them and of which they are not aware. In the industrial society, the official conscious values are those of the religious and humanistic tradition: individuality, love, compassion, hope, etc. But these values have become ideologies for most people and are not effect ...[Read More]
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the ide ...[Read More]
This morning, with her, having coffee.
Father’s day is not a day about dad. On the outside, many think that it is, but actually it is a day about being a dad. As I start this, my 9th Father’s Day, I wanted to share a few reflections. They are not reflections of a father looking back over his life as I may do 30 or 40 years from now, but simply reflections from the best nine years of my life. Remember the sound – Ha ...[Read More]
You will never be great at something you do not love.
Marriage advice that we all should have gotten from the start: Never stop courting Never stop dating. Never ever take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would own her heart and to fiercely protect it. This is the most important and sacred treasure you will ever be entrusted with. She chose you. Never forget that, and never get lazy in your lov ...[Read More]
Cancer sucks, but people are amazing. Recently we saw a story in People Magazine about photographer Lindsey Natzic Villatoro (please be sure to visit Lindsey’s website) and how in 72 hours she pulled together a team of amazing people and staged an opportunity for a young 11 year old girl and her dying father. The father, Jim Zetz, was given the opportunity to walk his beautiful daughter do ...[Read More]