To Be Driven by a Mission…

When my wife and I got married, one of the Scripture readings was from Matthew: You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the… Continue reading To Be Driven by a Mission…

The First Step to Prioritizing Your Life – With Intention

We all have priorities. There are the priorities that we say are priorities and then there are the actual priorities we live. ¬†We say we love to be healthy, but what we really love is chocolate, beer, and Netflix. How cynical of me to say such a thing! But seriously… you know what I mean.… Continue reading The First Step to Prioritizing Your Life – With Intention

What Is Intentional Living?

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The tagline for Simply in the Suburbs is “Intentional Living in the Land of Distractions.” At some point¬†everyday, I ask myself, “What do I even mean by ‘intentional living’”? I mean…what is this website trying to help dads, moms, and young professionals accomplish? And why should you, a busy person living a very busy life,… Continue reading What Is Intentional Living?

Right Place at the Right Time

Have you ever been in the right place at the right time? The egg that your spouse put on the counter is slowly rolling to the edge, and you step in, just in time, with cat or ninja-like reflexes to nab it. The child deciding that he just has to have some object on the… Continue reading Right Place at the Right Time

How to Live Responsively and Responsibly

My six year old daughter is unashamedly and unabashedly connected to her heart. When was the last time that you… …sang from the bottom of your heart…all day long? …just knew you were going to be a rock star, chef, a soccer player, and a grocery checkout person? …had the best day ever and made… Continue reading How to Live Responsively and Responsibly