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We're Tim and Franicia. We love the Lord and strive to please Him in all that we do. Our mission is to encourage others to do the same. We also love delicious, wholesome food, and enjoy life together as a family. Here you'll find encouragement and tools to help you on your journey to a healthy, wholesome life.

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Time: Managing Our Most-Precious Commodity

I was being honest, but I was also being overly optimistic. For years, I thought that I was alone in underestimating how long projects would take for me to finish. I’d often be frustrated when I didn’t accomplish all that I wanted to in a day. Because of my frustration, I was often tempted to “wing it” rather than be very deliberate about my time management.

The Spirit of Thankfulness

Have you ever noticed the difference between people who are grateful vs those that are never satisfied? It's so easy to fall into the rut of complaining and thinking of the things that I DON'T have instead of being grateful for the things that I  DO have. 

Thank You to the Faithful Law Enforcement Officers of This Country

Last week, I was thrilled to have the honor and privilege of being the guest speaker for the graduation of Chattanooga Police Department's Police Academy Class 2017-1. It was wonderful to be back in Chattanooga, but it was really special to be in the presence of some of my favorite and most highly esteemed people on the planet.

15 Years Together Already?

It’s hard to believe that Franicia and I met 18 -- yes, EIGHTEEN -- years ago! I graduated 15 years ago and, 15 years ago, we were married. 14 commands, 11 moves, 10 houses, 7 children, 6 churches, and 4 overseas moves later, Franicia and I are happier and more in-love than we’ve ever been.

Wholesome Place -- Our Re-branded Website

Wholesome Place is our re-branded website which has been in the making for many years and newly launched a year ago.  🎉 It is more light-hearted there and a place to find products we recommend as well as reviews.  

"His Name and Story Will Forever Be Remembered" Says Cleveland Daily Banner of Tim

"His name and story will forever be remembered in Southeast Tennessee, and throughout the United States."

This was the opening line to Cleveland Daily Banner's recent article of Tim, talking about him defending his facility during the attack that horrible July 16th day.

Heistheway's Stop-Motion Films for LEGO Official Contest

As part of their brain-building activities and sometimes homeschool projects, we’ve had our young children study about photography, videography, and filming. They’ve produced their own short “films” and videos and have enjoyed applying their photography skills in many ways.

The Grand Prize Surprise

Sometimes when I've been in pain and stuck in bed to heal, I've seen numerous times where God used that time to help me accomplish or figure out things I wouldn't have had the time to otherwise. But this time I wasn't seeing the blessing behind my pain:  I was starting to question whether God was chastening me for something.

Happy Birth Week, Franicia

I was 18 when I saw Franicia for the first time and 19 when I had the opportunity to talk to her. I never guessed that she was the woman that I would marry and have the privilege of bringing 7 children into the world with. It's now 18 years since we first spoke, 14 and a half years since we were married, and now we have 7 children!

Newspaper Article Quotes Tim's Prayer During Invocation for the TN Legislature's Joint Convention

A lot has been happening for a while especially this past week. I am posting here what I shared this morning on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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