View Post

One Minute in the Road

The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave. ~ Tavis Smiley On June 16, 1984, I was at my high school graduation party. Tables decorated in Eisenhower High School green and white were set up in the garage, spilling out onto the driveway. I think my parents invited every person who’s ever been in their lives. It was a pretty good crowd and I was clowning around, manning the bar, serving drinks. Suddenly I heard someone say, “Curt, there’s an old dude out here who wants to talk to you.” I looked out front and saw a car idling in the middle of our busy road, an old man behind the wheel. …

View Post

Your One Word

Life is short. Time slips. Days pass. Years fade. Life ends. And what we came to do must be done while there is time. ~ Max Lucado Driving along a lonely two-lane road in the middle of Nowhere, Tennessee, I spotted a small, fenced-in cemetery randomly placed in the middle of a seemingly endless uncut field. At first I passed it by, dismissing it as meaningless scenery. But as I drove on, I felt the unmistakable urge to turn around, go back, and take a closer look. The world seemed different the moment I stepped from my car. I felt unwelcomed as the wind rushed through the trees and the birds’ screams grew louder with every step, like they were …