#28 Signs You Might Be a Baseball Mom

This post is dedicated to all my baseball mom comrades, past and present. You know who you are and you know I couldn’t have done this without you.

You might be a baseball mom if…
You realize those flip-flop tan lines on your feet are actually red clay stains.

You might be a baseball mom if…
Every time you open your car door, a minimum of three half-empty water or Gatorade bottles falls out.

You might be a baseball mom if…
You’ve convinced yourself that Slim Jims, the pump cheese stuff on concession stand nachos and Dippin’ Dots are acceptable sources of protein. read more

Emotion is a Terrible Substitute for Truth

On February 26, 2018 the American Enterprise Institute, “a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world,” hosted an event, Reforming Foster Care Systems at the State Levelat which Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin was a keynote speaker. During the panel discussion and Q&A session following Governor Bevin’s initial remarks, he provided one of the best responses I’ve heard to a question addressing gun violence in schools, specifically in reference to the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Governor Bevin’s commentary was thoughtful, truthful, and unencumbered by impulsivity and knee-jerk emotion. read more

Do Your Homework

My bet is that 100% of Americans want to stop mass shootings and protect our schools. There are just dissenting opinions on how to go about accomplishing the goal. I’ve chosen to keep my opinions about gun control and the Second Amendment to myself, but I will say this. Regardless of on which side of the argument you find yourself, if you’re going to march in protest, carry signs and make sweeping declarations, it’s a good idea to know what your talking about. Even just a little bit. If you don’t, it weakens your cause and it makes you seem… forgive me… stupid. Say for example, if you’re demanding the banning of assault weapons, it might be kind of a good idea to actually know what an assault weapon is. WATCH. read more

Potential

“in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18

There is no limit to your potential when you pursue your goals and confront life’s obstacles with the spirit of a grateful heart. WATCH.

Patrick Henry Hughes and his father, Patrick John Hughes, share an incredible story of love and triumph in the face of insurmountable odds. Today Patrick is a musician, motivational speaker and the author of I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving and Reaching Your Dreamswhich was dramatized in 2015. The movie,  I Am Potential is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime and included free with Prime Membership. read more