let’s go to the sea [part two]

emerald coast aquarium

We've still got sand in our toes, salt in our hair, and sun-kissed skin. Midwestern winter, I think we're ready for you. Where we went: Ft. Walton Beach, Florida Where we stayed: The Breakers at Ft. Walton Beach What we ate: Buck's Smokehouse, Dewey Destin's, and Kilwin's  What we did: … [Read More...]

ft walton beach

let’s go to the sea [part one]…

Taking our girls to the ocean for the first time was amazing. The twelve-hour drive was uneventful (!!), the weather was perfect, and the food was unforgettable. Seven days of no … [Read More...]

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where I’ll be this week, tell your friends…

I'm not here, guys. I'm in Florida. Sun, sand, sleeping in (please Lord), slowing down. Just the four of us and no commitments, no work, no meetings, no papers to grade, no … [Read More...]

The Year Money Grew on Trees by Aaron Hawkins

weekend read: The Year Money Grew on Trees…

The Year Money Grew on Trees by Aaron Hawkins is a fun book that young wanna-be entrepreneurs will love to read. This one is about a kid whose neighbor offers him a deal: get the … [Read More...]

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getting rid of the hate follow…

It was mentioned in passing, in a conversation that wasn't really about this idea, but when Courtney said it at Influence recently, everything came into focus. Hate … [Read More...]

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transitioning summer dresses to fall…

It's like middle school all over again, flannel shirts are all the rage and I'm really loving my new Doc Martens. Okay, just kidding, no Doc Martens. But flannel shirts? … [Read More...]

Clay by Colby Rodowsky

weekend read: Clay…

I take student recommendations very serious, I think it's an honor when a student goes out of their way to tell me about a book that he/she thinks I will like it. That's a powerful … [Read More...]

it's time to build

building & Moses-ing…

I'm going through a new devotional study from the people that gave us The Message translation and it's really turning things upside down for me. Most recently I've been learning … [Read More...]

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kicking summer out…

But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have … [Read More...]

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last summer hurrah…

It's definitely chilly here in the mornings now. I put on an extra layer to head outside and I'm not ashamed to say I've used the heat in my minivan a lot in the past week. By the … [Read More...]

how to do Indy like a local

how to do Indy like a local while attending the Influence Conference…

(Not going to The Influence Conference this year or have no idea what I'm talking about? Stick with me, there's plenty of things for you in today's post too!) Later this week, … [Read More...]