Tag: relationships

If You Build It They Will Come

Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) couldn’t shake the voice in his head. There was something he needed to do, but he couldn’t quite put his finger on what that was. In the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, with a little help from Terence Mann (played by James Earl Jones) and some others along the way, Ray took a leap of faith…

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Going Social #GoingSocialBook

Your social circle is full of real people who have real problems, just like you. Because social media has quickly widened our social connections and influence, the problems we bring to bear on one another are increasingly compounded. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Genuine friendships are difficult to build and maintain but, done God’s way, they are absolutely…

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Happy Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth, to my Texas African-American brothers and sisters. On this day 153 years ago (June 19, 1865) the news of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was delivered on the shores of Galveston, TX, effectively ending slavery in the state.  General Granger’s words: “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United…

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Workers Ahead: Dads Building Homes

Living in Fort Worth, TX, where things are always under construction but never fully constructed, I’ve learned to accept the good news and the bad news of I-35W. The bad news: traffic fines double when workers are present. The good news: workers are never present. As a Dad, my home is always under construction but never fully constructed. Just when…

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What’s In A Nickname?

My real name is Anthony but my whole life people have called me Tony. No worries, though. I like Tony. In fact, if you call me Anthony, my first instinct is to think (a) I’m in trouble or (b) you don’t know me that well. Three of my brothers also had nicknames when we were growing up. Our friends called…

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