About the Chief Outkicker

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
I've accused my friends, Jeff and Jonathan, of reaping more out of life's harvest than they deserve. I joke about this with them, but in reality, I am actually the one who has been blessed way beyond what I deserve. I have a wonderful wife who loves the Lord and who loves me. I have three great kids. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is my great provider. I have done nothing to deserve the good and wonderful gifts I have been given in this life. I am the one who is "outkicking my coverage" daily. Life is good. I am a teacher (18 years and counting), a husband, and a proud father. Most of all, I am a Christ follower. My desire is to follow Him so closely I am covered in the dirt of his sandals. Follow along as I work on allowing the Spirit of God to help me navigate this blessed life He has given to me.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Unbirthday!

Today we celebrated my wife, Kari's, birthday... again. It is the tradition in the Skolik and Taylor families to drag out birthdays over a three-day period or longer. Her official birthday was Friday, but she reminded me on Saturday and Sunday that is was still her birthday. The conversation went something like this: "Steve, will you rub my sore feet? You know, it's my birthday." My response: "Your birthday was yesterday." Her response to my response: "The whole weekend is my birthday." My response to that: "OK, I'll do it." I am actually glad to do it. She is everything to me, and I don't tell her of show her enough. Once again, I am telling you that I have totally outkicked my coverage (Don't worry... this will not be the subject of every post I write). I am amazed that the God of the universe would care deeply enough about me to give me the exact person I needed to get me on the road to being the man that I need to be. Those of you know me now, but didn't know me 13 years ago, before I married Kari, would not believe the difference she has made in my life. She has been the catalyst that God has used to make me mature in a lot of different ways. So today on Kari's 36th birthday (again), I wish you a good night, and I wish her a happy birthday (once again). I can only pray that you find a spouse, soulmate, and friend that will affect your life the way Kari has affected mine.
God is good all the time,

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Why Am I Blogging?

This is my first blog... ever. I think I might be doing this because my old friend, Jeff, is doing it. I've always admired his writing. Or maybe, I am frustrated with having a lot to say, but few people to listen. I have been accused (mostly by my lovely wife) of talking too much. Maybe it's just a case of out-of-control narcissism. I don't know... but I am excited about having this outlet. Check in every few days to see what pearls of wisdom (acutally it will usually be comedy) I have to share with you.

Grease for peace,