Wednesday, March 25, 2020
"Then I saw all the brown birds were trying to kill the yellow one, and that started my thoughts off as it might anybody's. Is it always kind to set a bird at liberty? What exactly is liberty? First and foremost, surely, it is the power of a thing to be itself. In some ways the yellow bird was free in its cage. It was free to be alone. It was free to sing. In the forest, its feathers would be torn to pieces and its voice choked forever. Then I began to think that being oneself, which is liberty, is itself limitation. We are limited by our brains and our bodies; and if we break out, we cease to be ourselves and perhaps, to be anything." - G. K. Chesterton
Friday, May 27, 2016
King Solomon once wrote, "There is a time for everything...a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance." This was certainly the case at the 2016 Fort Worth Texas Exes Scholarship Golf Tournament. Every year, this tournament raises thousands of dollars to help fund numerous scholarships awarded to deserving students in need of financial assistance. Congratulations to the Crossways Counseling team for, once again, winning the championship. Hook 'Em to Brent, Randy, Ryan and Peter for setting the record for the lowest 18 hole score in the history of this great event. At the same event, we also honored the life of Emil Milan, the father of Texas High School Gymnastics. Emil passed away just four days prior to the tournament he helped get off the ground. Emil was a true gift from God who spent his entire life helping mentor young men and women encouraging them to reach their dreams. On a personal note, he was a dear friend of the Kahle family and, although he'll be missed, we're comforted knowing where he is. God's peace to his family and friends.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Congratulations to the Crossways Counseling team on recently winning first place in the 2014 Fort Worth Texas Exes golf tournament. This benefit golf tournament raised thousands of dollars to help create numerous scholarships that will be awarded to deserving students who are in need of financial support. Well done Randy, Ryan, Peter, and Brent! Thankfully, they didn't hook 'em off the tee box :)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree (today)." - Dr. Martin Luther
Sunday, November 18, 2012
"My great concern is not whether God is on our side. My great concern is to be on God's side." - Abraham Lincoln
Amber and I had the privilege of seeing Steven Spielberg's new movie Lincoln tonight. Wow! Expletives aside, a phenomenal movie! I was reminded of what amazing sacrifices men and women of all races and ethnicities have made in the history of our country to better our world! Thank you, God, for the men and women you've used across time to point us toward you.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, July 9, 2010
"You ultimately have to live with your decision your going to make, and you have to do what's best for you, for your family, and for you to ultimately be happy." - Lebron James
I love watching Lebron James play basketball. He truly has talents that are unmatched in his sport. Last night I "witnessed" him on ESPN declare that he was going to play for the Miami Heat next season. I also noticed something else that's quite common in our society today. He suggested that he based his decision ultimately on his desire to be happy. Certainly, that's one decision making process that many people use today. Unfortunately, there's one important flaw in that type of thinking. In his award winning book, Stumbling on Happiness, Dr. Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University proves emperically that we humans aren't very good at predicting that which will make us happy in the future. In fact, the majority of the time, we're dead wrong.
For his and his family's sake, I wish Lebron James peace and happiness in the future. Yet, I think it's good for all of us to analyze more closely the foundational thought processes we use to make decisions in life. In his classic, Strength to Love, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr wrote, "The end of life is not to be happy nor to achieve pleasure and avoid pain, but to do the will of God, come what may."