Happily Ever After

Sometimes knowing how the story ends helps you deal with the chapters that are uncomfortable, unwanted, and unpredictable.

Today marks two years from the crash.  The crash that left a mark on who we are, how we think, how we behave, who we surround ourselves with and most importantly how we will move forward.

Today, even two years later, I still have to manage my thoughts as I walk through my days. I’m still growing through this season that never ends. I’ve learned so much, and I’ve changed so much. I’ve learned… (more…)

Many of you have been following the blog long enough that you know that in August 2014 we lost our son, Hank. Since that time, I’ve occasionally blogged on topics like contentment and gratefulness that have been on my heart and the forefront of my mind as my family and I work and learn through our loss.

Yesterday we took a big step and launched The Hank Sasser Foundation, which will focus on supporting two of Hank’s most treasured passions, aviation and leadership. (more…)

We have signs all around us. Many signs tell us what to do, where to go, or what to be aware of. Most signs are designed to help us. While running the other day I started to make note of all the man-made signs along the trail. I wanted to challenge myself by making a leadership lesson out of every one of them. Here are a few fun examples. (more…)

Adversity… the space where God does amazing things in and through us. It’s motivating to me that the word “adversity” starts with “ad.” It makes me realize that when adversity hits us we become an ad, an advertisement, a commercial. What message are we sending when adversity hits us? Are we advertising something others will want to read, want to follow or want to buy into? Or is our message driving others away?


Is there something you want? Give it away. I’m realizing that we are made up of what we give away. We receive from others what we give to others. Yet, sometimes giving away the very thing we want is so very hard to do! If I don’t have it, how can I give it away? Well, you can.


Recalibrating your life is not quite as easy as our GPS makes it. Throughout life there will be times when we have to recalibrate because something unexpected happens. Maybe it’s a new career, a new home, a new city, a new car, a new relationship, a new baby added to the family, or the loss of a child.

With the recent loss of our son, Hank, my family and I are in the process of keeping it going. We are trying to create our “new normal.” Sounds kinda weird because I’ve never viewed normal as a desired place to strive for. But a new normal is what we seek, and I’ve come to realize it won’t happen until we welcome a new beginning. Here are just a few of the things we can expect to encounter in the process. (more…)