Making Time for Memories…

Since we live in the frozen tundra known as Texas…I know for all my family and friends in Michigan you laugh at me for making that statement, but literally we have nothing to move the snow or melt the ice. So it simply compacts on the road and makes for a nice layer of, smooth as glass, ice.

This morning we ventured out on the ice rink (aka the road) and tried to find a restaurant that refused to close so we could get coffee and some breakfast. After driving past our favorite spot we found a business that has graciously given us a free coffee subscription for the past 4 months. We slowly parked the truck, carefully got out, and proceeded to shuffle across the second ice rink (aka the parking lot) into the restaurant. We ordered our food and sat down in some nice comfortable chairs for a morning of coffee, bagels, and Mad Libs…let the fun begin.

As Riley (female person in the room) and Sidney (female person in the room) enjoyed their beverages and crunchy (adjective) cinnamon (noun) bagels (plural noun), Danielle (female person in the room) and Scott (male person in the room) enjoyed their yummy (adjective) avocado (noun), tomato (noun), spinach (noun), and egg white (noun) breakfasty (silly adjective) sandwiches (noun), oh and hot (adjective) coffee (noun) too. While we enjoyed our breakfast, we decided to rewrite the History of the World, as is so popular to do today…enjoy the highlights of this ridiculously (adverb) enjoyable (adjective) morning (time of day) with my crazy (adjective) family (noun).

At one time man walked on four feet (Part of the body, plural), spoke in violent (adjective) grunts, and did not know how to make a nice fire. Here is the story of the day that changed mankind forever (translated from the fat (adjective) cave-speak).

Caveman #1: It’s colder than Rome (a place) in this cave. Even my warmest platypus (animal) fur won’t keep my finger nail (part of the body) from shivering.

Caveman #2: If only there was a way to make the cold toilet (noun) warmer. (shockingly true! if only the Bos Proverbs had been written yet…”blessed is the second person to use the toilet in the winter months” – Scott Bos)

…a few boring lines later

Caveman #1: We shall call this magical flaming poop (noun) fire!”

The end

-The Bos Family

More Historical Facts…

Benjamin Franklin was not only a founding pickle (noun) of the United States…

Johannes Gutenberg was a German booger (noun) who invented the printing press…

Thomas Edison was a cranky (adjective) inventor…

-The Bos Family

And a few more facts…

“That’s right: Earth is shaped like a stubborn (adjective) ball! For as long as any turd (noun) can remember, it has been widely believed that the Earth is as flat as a Bagel (noun).”

-The Bos Family

This is evidence of two things. #1, If you make time as a family, there is joy to be found even when it is tough to get around and you may be stuck at home or in our case, within a mile of home. And #2, even in a family full of girls and 1 boy, it is evident that the mind of a boy will influence the minds of the more polished and proper girls. I promise all the adjectives related to…you know, poop and boogers, was not all me! haha.

Seriously, stop being so busy and take the time to spend with your family. You will NEVER regret spending quality time with your spouse and your kids…Danielle, Riley, and Sidney are my favorite people in the world, I love them with a my mushy (adjective) heart, and I do not take these times for granted because we simply do not know what tomorrow brings.

Have a little fun, laugh often, smile, and give each other hugs.



Note: since we (Danielle 99.9%) homeschool our girls, this 100% counts as an English refresher.

Making Room For Faith

I am currently winding down my training plan for the Cowtown Marathon at the end of February. Yesterday was my second to longest run in the plan at 18 miles. I felt compelled, as I have for the past two long runs, to run by myself. If you have ever trained for a marathon or really anything that requires long and uninterrupted workouts, you understand it is nice to have a partner or a team come along for the ride. These two runs, I felt as though I needed to battle through them alone to fight the mental battle but also to process through some thoughts and ideas I have had lately.

Yesterday was all about faith. I woke up and really did not want to, nor felt like I could go out and run 18 miles. But, I had to put faith in the training plan that is in place and know my body will respond appropriately. As I was running I was thinking through something our pastor said a few weeks back on a Sunday morning. It was along the lines of “Our faith provokes God to action on our behalf.” As I was processing that thought a verse popped into my head.

“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”

Matthew 17:20 NLT

Starting last November and up to the present time the Lord has asked Danielle and I to step out in faith and test His goodness in our life. We have made some pretty significant and drastic changes in our life; changes that for some reason the Lord does not want me to publicly disclose right now. These changes were somewhat out of the blue for us, but aligned with desires we believe the Lord was calling us too. They all had one common attribute; they were incredibly uncomfortable and not wise from a worldly perspective. As I was running and processing though these changes and this call to have greater faith, the thought crossed my mind…we were making room for faith in our life. Before some of these changes, faith was not a requirement in our lives which limited God’s access points to our family to do His thing. I want our Father to have access to all of our family: our finances, our relationships, our jobs, our EVERYTHING!

This is not a long post, but culminates with a couple of questions…

Are you giving God access to your life and your family through faith?

Are you making room for faith in your life or are you living the American dream of being independently successful?

The Lord has blessed Danielle and I so much in our 22+ years of marriage. The greatest blessings (and I mean not just physical things, but when our relationship is the closest with the Father and growing) is when we have made room for faith and stepped out into the unknown. I can easily look back over the last few decades and give Him praise for the mile markers that only He is able to create and build upon.

I can only speak for myself here, but when the Lord calls me to move a mountain, I want to be prepared to not only shift the mountain, but to pick it up and throw it off its foundation…for that is what my Father asked me to do!

Are you making room for faith in your life?

I love you brothers and sisters!