My 40th Birthday! 5 Ways to Best Handle Turning 40

So, this past Sunday, I hit the big 4-0. I’m gonna let that sink in for a minute (let it sink in for me, not you). I am now 40-years-old. I’m not sure what to say about it.

My 40th Birthday: 5 Ways to Best Handle Turning 40 - Jackie Bledsoe

I honestly didn’t think it was going to be that big of a deal. I’ve never been big on milestone dates, years, or whatever. I’ve just always had this “it is what it is” type of approach to it.

Why We Need More Redeemed Families Instead of Perfect Families

Last night my wife and I went to see Irreplaceable the Movie. Irreplaceable is a Focus on the Family documentary directed by Tim Sisarich about family, and how it has seemingly lost its meaning in our modern culture. After watching a few YouTube trailers about it, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what it was going to be about.

More Redeemed Families or Perfect Families? | - Lead and Love the Ones Who Matter Most

My assumption was it was going to document the important, almost irreplaceable role that father’s play in family. It was about that, but it was so much more! There were so many things that jumped out at me that I can’t even begin to mention them all in one blog post.

In-Between Your Wedding Day and the Marriage of Your Dreams

You get married, go on your honeymoon, and your marriage is the most amazing thing you could ever dream of.  It makes you think, “why did I not do this sooner??”  We all know that is far from the truth.  Some have reached this dream marriage state.  For those of us who have not, what happens in-between?

In-Between Your Wedding Day and the Marriage of Your Dreams - - Growing Family Leaders

Commit to one: Late Evenings (Blue Pill) or Early Mornings (Red Pill)

If you were born before 1990 you are probably very familiar with the “blue pill and red pill” analogy used in the title of this post.  This analogy was made famous in the film The Matrix.

Commit to one: Evenings (Blue Pill) or Mornings (Red Pill) - - Growing Family Leaders

Over the past few weeks I’ve been dealing with a choice similar to this analogy in my quest to break free from sleeping late to becoming an early riser.  I realized I have to commit to one, late evenings (blue pill) or early mornings (red pill).  I can’t have both.

How To Handle Life Changing Events in Your Family

I am on the cusp of a life changing decision.  No matter my decision, or the outcome, I know it will make my “top life changing events” list.  I’m excited,  nervous, and not really sure what is going to happen.

How To Handle Life Changing Events in Your Family - - Growing Family Leaders

What I do know is my decision, and the outcome, will be an opportunity for me to grow.  An opportunity to lead my family through it in a way which will make us closer, stronger, and better from it.  Can you relate?  Are there some potential life changing events looming?  Have you experienced unexpected life changing events?