XO: So Long


So long…
And thanks for all the fish…

It only seems natural to use that quotation to define what this post was going to be about. I’ve known this day was coming, at first I tried to deny it, but in the end it became about acceptance and moving on to new adventures with life.

The Kansas City Shock is no more. Continue reading

XO: Random 100


Sometimes you just need to unplug from the digital world.

For some of us that means more often than not. It’s crazy how fast, unpredictable, and dramatic the zeros and ones can be in the alternate world that we’ve managed to create.

In the recent week, aside from one random fit, I haven’t been much of anything over at FilingThePapers. Some of that has to do with the state of the Kansas City Shock, and ensuring that projects are being accomplished for this summer, and another aspect has to do with seeking out wisdom from people around me. Asking hard questions, learning more about business, and seeking God’s direction towards what His plan is…especially versus my own. So, in wake of these experiences, I’d like to highlight four groups of people that I’ve met with in recent days to discuss direction, prayer, and other random thoughts: Continue reading

XO: Two Paths And Whatnot


Be gracious.
Be grateful.
Be humble.

Words that I’ve found myself repeating more often this past week then any other time that the phrase has come to mind. Sometimes, life is just hard. The ones you trust are the ones that drag you down, and ones that you foolishly gave up on are the ones that lift your spirits high. I suppose God works in mysterious ways. Continue reading

Mobile Minutes: Day Job


Between Darco being sick this week, and her opening the store several times this week she’s been a hard one to locate.
Add that to the excessively late night work periods and meetings that I’ve had this week, and incredibly we’ve actually rarely have seen one another since last weekend. I know that both of us are trying very hard at life, balancing work, family, and rest [struggling with each], and it’s easy to see how American’s get so caught up in the busyness to loose sight on the life that really matters. Continue reading

XO: Off Target


Realistically I could take this moment to blame the soccer world.
Frankly, I could also blame the social media network that I routinely get lost in.

Who am I kidding?

It’s my fault. Continue reading

Mobile Minutes: #Shock2Dallas Part II


Absolute whirlwind of a day!

Woke up at 3:00 AM
Drove to Kansas City
Drove to Dallas, Texas
Went from 24 degrees to 73 degrees [it's so nice here]
Ate Whataburger [twice]
Epic women’s soccer match

Credit: I stole this from the Kansas City Shock

Credit: I stole this from the Kansas City Shock

…and that was all in a days work.

I’m wiped out for the night.

-D-