August 27, 2018

One of my earliest childhood recollections is the comforting feeling of climbing into my canopy bed. I’d slide under the white eyelet bedspread and nestle under the weight of it as my mom sat on the edge.  She would pull the covers up around my neck as I recited my bed...

February 13, 2018

The past couple of Super Bowls have been remarkable.  Last year’s 25-point deficit didn’t stop the New England Patriots from winning and this year’s record setting offenses saw the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl over those same Patriots.  Great plays an...

October 11, 2017

I was passionate and intentional about coaching basketball when I started my career just a few short years ago – insert sarcasm here.  I attended coaching conferences, clinics and workshops.  I read books and watched videos of the best coaches and what they did to be s...

August 25, 2017

Situated twenty-seven stories high in downtown Grand Rapids is a sophisticated restaurant with expansive panoramic views of the beautiful Grand River and the surrounding cityscape.  It is appropriately deemed fine dining and delivers an upscale, yet romantic, intimate...

August 16, 2017

I dug my feet into the batter’s box and readied myself for the pitch.  As a scrawny 11-year-old, you could almost see my knees trembling as I watched the huge, man sized 12-year-old stare me down.  We all thought he was old enough to drive himself to the games – someon...

May 30, 2017

My pastor tells the following story about Mabel Jean, an elderly woman in his congregation, who requested a visit regarding her upcoming surgery. “I prayed, asking God to bless the doctors, comfort Mabel Jean and help her return to full health. But afterward, Mable Jea...