My Hope for 2015


My hope for 2015 is that people will be able to think for themselves. It’s important that we won’t be scared of the world around us. For those who are believers in Jesus that being paranoid, scared and afraid of those who are different just isn’t what He had in mind.


2014 A Short Review


This past year has been a mixed bag of events and emotions and opportunities for me. Some good, some bad, some sad, some well….

On the positive side…

I celebrated my 15 year wedding anniversary with my wife Laura. We took a trip to Tellico Plains, TN to celebrate this important milestone. We had a great time being away from it all for a weekend.

In April I got a job after two years of unemployment working for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank.

I did volunteer work through Family Promise a organization helping families in crisis and homelessness.

On the not so positive side…

I lost my grandmother to Alzheimer’s in September. She fought a great fight and we miss her very much.

I was unemployed until April and finding a job was getting harder to do.

There were some situations that we faced that caused stress and challenges in our lives.

I guess all-in-all it sounds like an average year in the life of anyone. But life is never promised to be without some turmoil. 2014 is one of those years that seemed to balance itself out and that is something I am grateful for.

2015 is a clean slate of sorts. I am wondering what will happen. No one is promised a tomorrow but you have to be happy with every day you have. Life has a way of surprising you when you least expect it. I pray that there will be fewer bumps in the road in the coming year. We will have to wait and see and live through it all.

The past year I have blogged most of what has happened, its a great way to remember what has come and gone.


Graduation Day – Twenty years ago I was on the floor of Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University preparing to receive my bachelors of science degree. That was a day I never thought would ever happen for me. I wasn’t the best student as a kid but I seemed to flourish in college. I am very proud to be a Blue Raider and before that a Hiwassee College Tiger. Congratulations to students everywhere graduating today and in the coming days.

(Photo Courtesy of Middle Tennessee State University via Facebook)