My next steps…

Pretty often I get asked "so, what's happening with Jason"? So, I thought I would pull my thoughts together and answer that question in a blog post. 2012 has been a crazy year. There have been extreme highs and extreme lows. Been a pretty tough year so far. What I know and what I'm sure…

Finding Beauty in the Rough Patches

Yesterday was a rough day for me. Even in the midst of some crazy exciting things going on, there were a few rough patches. I am definitely not immune to them and over the years I've come to realize that they can help produce great growth and learning in my life. But, its learning that…

Losing a close friend pt. 1

*Just a warning up front that this post is a bit raw and transparent. It chronicles my journey of losing a close friend (not to death, but our relationship) and I'm still in the process of working through the pain and the new reality of life that this situation presents. I've recently lost a close…

The Story behind the Story

There is always something that goes on behind the scenes. I think we can all agree on that. This is true in the movies, in TV shows, and in life. And, especially in the movies, we love it. We love to see the plot twists. We love for our beloved characters to be developed and…

When relationships become painful…

When relationships work...the plus sides are beyond imagination. A positive, loving friendship can fill voids. It can heal wounds. It can cover loneliness and pain. They can bring laughter. Smiles. Love. Kindness. Patience. Needs can be met. But, when relationships don't work or they start to go down a painful path...look out...great pain could be…

First Helping or Left Overs?

Obviously I write a lot about relationships. It's a HUGE passion of mine. And, I really think it should be a passion for everyone. We were made to be in relationship with God and each other. That's why it's so important for everyone to take an interest on how they can improve their relationships. Here's…

Don’t forget to hug and say good-bye!

One of my relationship 101's is this... My goal is to try (doesn't always happen) to hug people and say good-bye when they leave or I leave. I know, pretty simple. But...I believe it's HUGE! Now, I'm not saying we hug everybody and say good-bye to everybody we come in contact with. But, I am…