My wife and I are in the process of starting a family through Embryo Adoption. We have found that many of our friends and family are unfamiliar with this method of growing a family, and so we decided to author this article to educate others. It is a relatively new, unique, wonderful way to welcome […]Read More What Is Embryo Adoption?
My wife’s chosen profession is and will continue to be a blessing to our family. This article’s purpose is to re-frame one of the most important and oldest professions in a new light. My wife has not chosen to become a “stay-at-home mom.” She has not “given up her career.” She would never say that she “doesn’t work.” And regardless of what the IRS says on April 15, she wouldn’t call herself a “dependent.” She has chosen career motherhood. And I want to sing her praises for it.Read More Career Motherhood: A New Take on this Important Profession
“Why don’t I ever get the promotion I deserve?” “I wasn’t born to go to work, pay bills, and die.” “I want more out of my life.” “Livin’ the dream.” “It’s just another Monday.” “There has to be more to life than this.” Have you ever heard language like this and felt it resonate with […]Read More God Designed You To Be Excellent (Here’s How To Do It)
One week ago, I sat in the parking lot ready to meet the senior resident who would be supervising me through my first rotation as a general surgery resident. I thought I would check Facebook while I waited. I saw a post from the Burke County Government Facebook page about a climbing fatality and immediately […]Read More What My Friend Austin Howell Taught Me about Climbing and Life
Dr. Kenneth Stein was a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist who practiced for over 30 years in Chicago, IL. Everyone I have ever met who knew him as their physician, friend, or boss absolutely loved him. I am no exception–Dr. Stein was my physician before he was my mentor and friend. It is for this reason […]Read More A Tribute to a Dear Friend and Mentor, Dr. Stein
My wife and I think a lot about the things we want to teach our children. We want to ensure they grow to be strong, capable, emotionally stable adults who are able to excel and thrive in their chosen professions. We want to provide them with the tools they need to deal with temptation and […]Read More Introducing Foundations For the Future: A New Children’s Book Series
It was exactly three years ago that I decided I would be baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This decision came as a result of praying to the Lord to know if the Church was true, and subsequently receiving a witness of its truth from the Holy Spirit. […]Read More Powerful Passover and Easter Connections
Welcome to my blog! I’m glad to have you here. I didn’t know what to write about for the very first post. It feels like that first page of your journal that you need to leave blank. But it would be rather boring for you if I just gave you a blank screen to stare […]Read More The Power of Can-Do