There Are Many Things

By Anthony Saude There are many things in this country and the world that will make you scratch you head and wonder, “what the heck is wrong with people.” There are many things that start working on our mind the minute we wake up every morning. There are many things that could continue to work […]

The Mexican Fisherman

By Michael Armijo   I’m convinced that deep inside our hearts we all possess the ability to be successful. I rely on a simple formula: “Confidence + Desire = Ability.” I believe that when we have confidence, and then add our desire, we find the path to ability. And I believe that each and every […]

Fear is Funny

Fear is such a strong emotion that it can actually take over our lives, until we die if we let it. Fear is funny even to talk about because we don’t really think about how many levels there are. That is why it goes undetected in our lives. Fear is funny; think about it, people […]

Train Wreck?

By Anthony Saude My job is a wreck, my marriage is a wreck, my relationship with my family is a wreck, wow I guess my entire life is a wreck. How many people are thinking one or more of those things right now? Daily? That is a lot of pressure for anybody even though it […]

I Can’t Wait!!!

By Anthony Saude I can’t wait until I am a grown up, then I will be able to do whatever I want to. What parent hasn’t spoken or heard those words multiple times in their lives. The super special secret that only the grownups are privileged enough to know that most baloney filled statement ever […]

Take That, Cancer

By Sarah Sanchez My best friend of 20 years was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  This was a huge shock to us as she is only 26-years-old and there is no history of breast cancer in her family.  She is a beautiful young woman who does not have kids yet, and has her whole life […]

Who Determines Our Path?

By Michael Armijo   While driving one day, I noticed a young man sitting on a park bench. You could tell he was in despair, the way he was just sitting there, staring at the ground.  He looked like he had given up. The man was wearing a muddy shirt, dirty tan pants, a large […]

When I Wake Up

By Anthony Saude Every day when we wake up, thoughts rush into our minds at an almost frightening pace. For some, those thoughts are sadly centered on the negative circumstances they may be experiencing in their lives. Still, for others it is quite the opposite; their thoughts are centered on the positive things happening in […]

What Can I Do?

By Anthony Saude What can I do is a very common question for myself and others. I have found that there are seasons in our lives when we are always asking it. There is always an answer or answers to this question whenever I ask it. Sometimes the answers make a lot of sense until […]

The Carpenter

By Michael Armijo   I received an email a while back that has always resonated with me.  I find myself thinking about it from time to time, as the words it contained often remind me to work hard and be proud of what I’ve accomplished.  It has encouraged me to continue to keep my heart […]

Beautifully Balanced

By Michael Armijo I remember watching an Oscar nominated movie where two characters discussed a life impacting situation: “There’s one in a million chance we’re getting over that fence” the main character said. “Then there’s a chance” said the other. When I think of this story I am reminded of special human beings who hold […]

Death Is A Gift

By Anthony Saude   Just a short while ago I was talking with my wife about my relationship with death. I told her I either have a very healthy one or it is totally dysfunctional. At my age most people have had a fair amount of death and sadness in their lives and I am […]

Big Boy Pants

By Anthony Saude When I got married I knew absolutely nothing about what that would mean to me as a man nor did I want to. I would just be me and do what I do and she can deal with that. She married me, right? Men aren’t like women; we don’t think and plan […]

You’re My Favorite

By Nick Anis   One of the challenging aspects of parenting is NOT playing favorites with your children.  I remember when I was growing up how sad I felt that my father and mother favored my brother.  Mom and Dad bought him a bicycle, I had to buy my own.  They bought him a car, […]

Grass Is Greener

By Sarah Sanchez My dad wrote a story when I was younger that was based off the popular phrase: the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. His story talked about not letting distractions get in the way of following our hearts, and that we should start watering our own yard instead of looking […]

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

By Michael Armijo   While at the ATM drive-through, a woman straddled both lanes in a two-lane isle.  I’ve been there a thousand times and not one person has ever straddled these lanes, they just pick one.  Sometimes the line moves quickly, other times you have to wait while the cars next to you move […]

Stop The Cycle

By Sarah Sanchez  A young girl walked down the stairs of her house on a Monday morning before school. Everyone had gone to work already except her dad. She walked by the living room to find her dad passed out on the couch.  This was a normal view lately; he would become depressed and drink […]

When Are You Having A Baby?

By Sarah Sanchez    The common question asked is: “When are you having a baby?” Our response is usually vague: “Soon”, “not now”, “one day maybe”   Or you may hear an excuse, Of what is now priority: Careers, traveling, finances, These “excuses” have seniority   The truth? We think about babies More than you […]

You Choose

By Anthony Saude My wife and kids are not only the most important people in my life, they are also the most frustrating. You can ask them for yourselves about the important part but I would request you don’t mention the frustrating side. That might not go well for me. I love them so much […]

It Takes A Village

By Michael Armijo “I am not insane.  I am angry.  I killed because people like me are mistreated every day.  I did this to show society push us and we will push back.”  This statement came from a note a boy wrote in Mississippi after he went to school and open fire killing two classmates […]