We are adopting

“We are adopting”, these are the 3 Words that will define the next year of our family’s life. It’s a phrase we throw around our house as if it is normal, and everyone already knows. Most days the kids debate about whether our new baby will have curly hair or straight hair, as if that …

The freedom of a bike

I know it is a cliche, I know that thousands of parents experienced what I experienced just today, but still my heart jumps for joy.  Champe learned to ride his bike.  Now to be clear – at this point he can’t start it and I am 100% sure based on the wrecks that he cannot …

Ten Things I’m Thankful for Today

Lists are what make the world go round. So today in the hustle and bustle of Easter and TYW and Xtreme Camp and my mom Selling her house and Champe’s Birthday and A WMU Convention and you get the picture… I wanted turn to the blog and list things I was thankful for.  A list …

What am i supposed to do with a girl?

I sit in the chair with the boys fast asleep upstairs and my heart and mind are racing.  Tomorrow our family moves from 4 to 5.  At this point it is not the number that is getting me, it is the whole girl thing.  If I’ve heard it one time I’ve heard it ten thousand …

Take a deep breath and plunge in

By now the news has spread that my pastor, Jeff Warren, is leaving First Baptist McKinney and headed to Pastor Park Cities Baptist.  Although the thought of FBC without a creative a inspirational pastor like Jeff is hard to imagine, it is still possible.  As I thought about the future I was reminded of what …

His Life is a Musical

I’ve never gone into great detail about my kids, but recently my life has become a lot like a sitcom.  With 2 boys and a girl on the way.  Yes, if you are not up to date with the Presley clan we are expecting a little girl around thanksgiving.  So I came home the other …

View from the top

In the end it really is all about our perspective on life and the things of God… Last weekend Melissa and I went to Arkansas for the weekend where I help lead a retreat for college students. In the middle of the retreat my friend decided we would all go for a short hike. Immediately …

One year later

It is amazing what changes happen to you and your family in a year. A year ago we said goodbye to my father – the whale. I spent most of today reflecting on how i was supposed to feel, and then it hit me that I need to feel the way I do today, not …

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