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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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Such a Loving Father — A Beautiful Sight

Tim and I are so thankful for the many loving daddies in our lives -- especially our own fathers. The impact they’ve had in our lives and the lives of our children is truly immense and we are so grateful for it!

Enjoy Special Moments

Have you ever done something because other people expected you to do it rather than because you believed it was right or because it was something you wanted to do? Sometimes, we all do things because we think that it’s what others expect of us. That’s not always a bad thing, but, in some cases, it could be a bad thing. On our wedding day, doing what I thought people expected of me would’ve kept me from sharing a sweet memory with my precious bride, Franicia.

Enjoying Sunshine Again

I wanted to be able to add more pictures from some moments outside that I took pictures last week. Since I had a rough first trimester, I wasn't able to be outside with the children hardly at all. They were so excited to share so many things with me!

Phenomenal Improvement and Weight Gain After First Trimester was Over

Praise God that I’m phenomenally better. 😊🎉🙏

After losing a lot of weight due to being nauseated (thankful no throwing up) and not being able to eat much for a good part of my first trimester, I’m so happy to see that my body has improved since reaching week fourteen or somewhere along there. 😀 I’ve gained twelve pounds in just a few weeks which says a lot since I dipped into the 80’s.

He is Risen and Another Chattanooga Terrorist Attack Reflection

Praise God He is risen! Yesterday, we were reflecting many things about prayer and worship after church service and evening family Bible and worship time. It was there we found out another new piece of what happened in Chattanooga on July 16 as Tim recalled a specific moment that day.

Happy 13th Birthday, Pelaiah

We can’t believe our sweet Pelaiah girl is thirteen! Her birth on Guam was a special one with her Grandma Anicia helping and present while her daddy was days away from returning temporarily from a deployment. She wanted to go on an early morning bike ride with her daddy.

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.

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