Category: family



Brace yourself for randomness. And possibly some melodrama. I’ve been pretty introspective today. That always leads to a little melodrama. 1. We had three bags of Golden Flake Sweet Heat potato chips this morning. We have no bags of Golden Flake Sweet Heat potato chips tonight.  2. I’m concerned about the future of Peyton Manning with…

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A Trip To Charlotte

A couple of weekends ago, I headed to Charlotte, NC for a Living Proof Live event. I took this dude with me. My boy Levi and I had the best time hanging out, just the two of us. We got there a day early so we could do this: Good thing is that we ate…

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We Ducked Away

We ducked away last week. Took a quick trip to the shore, and had probably the best family vacation we’ve ever had. We did a lot of this… …and a bunch of this… …and most definitely a lot of this… We even did some of this… We grinned… …and jumped… …and stole some kisses. And…

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Hi There.

Hey, friends. Long time no see! I’ve missed you all. All is well here…just been a little covered up with the stuff of life. Good stuff, but stuff nonetheless. I’ve been away for a while.  I ducked away from this here blog for a minute. Things were so busy with trying to complete the new…

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Happy Birthday, Jack!

Today is our firstborn son’s birthday. Jackson Travis Cottrell is 14 today. What a joy it is to be your dad, Jack. Your mom and I are so crazy about you. Completely eaten up with seeing to it that you walk in everything the Lord has for your life. We pray the Lord will grant…

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Time For A Calendar Meeting

Angela and I have calendar meetings every so often, where we take the family calendar, the school calendar, the church calendar and the work calendar and put them all together. We make sure that we both know everything that’s coming up in all of our worlds. And we make sure that each of us knows…

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Happy Birthday, Levi!

We love you, Levi Maxwell Cottrell. You will never know how much joy you brought to the Cottrell family the day you arrived, March 4, 2003, and every day since. You are a fine little brother, friend and son, and we are so grateful to the Lord for the gift of you. We pray the…

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An Unfocused But Happy Post

Hey, friends! It has been too long since I have written. It has been a roller coaster few days. There is so much to talk about, and I feel really unfocused, so I am going to just start typing. OK, I am trying to blog and watch American idol at the same time. It’s not…

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Concert This Sunday

If you’re in the Nashville area, come to Thompson Station Church this Sunday night. Our choir is doing their spring concert (a night of worship). I am going to be singing a few songs, too. Also singing is Melissa Greene, from Avalon. She also sings in our choir. It’s going to be a fun night…

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Reaping and Sowing

Angela and I had to be at church at 7am yesterday. We sang for all three services at our church. It was a long day, but it was a lot of fun. We love our church, and yesterday was an awesome day. All that to say, after church, we were exhausted. We came home, had…

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