Category Archives: Faith

The Baird’s 2017 Year in Review

The Baird’s 2017 Year in Review

What. A. Year!

2017 was a crazy, blessed, tiring, wonderful year for the Baird clan. It seemed we all were going in different directions most of the time – at one point we were each on a different continent! – and then, occasionally, we all ended up in the same place at the same time.

Amidst all the craziness, God continued to lead each of us in the areas He has called us to serve in. Michele (Senior Director of Marketing) and I (VP of Global Resources) continue to serve at David C Cook. Taylor continues his studies at Moody Bible Institute. Garret spent a gap year in Australia with PAIS.

Here is a snapshot of our year (written by each of us)… Continue reading

Stripped

Stripped

Most of us have experienced times of brokenness. It hurts. It’s confusing. It’s hard. Perhaps you’ve unjustly lost your job. Or been mistreated in a relationship. Perhaps you’ve lost someone close or have experienced a terrible illness. It can happen in many different ways. Whatever it looks like, the loss is hard to take. It… Continue reading

4 Lessons I Learned From Gumby (& Pokey)

4 Lessons I Learned From Gumby (& Pokey)

I’m a big fan of Gumby & Pokey (I know, I’m showing my age!). I used to watch the show all the time, and have had the toy characters on my shelf for years (hey, I was a children’s pastor – kids loved to play with them in the office!). Beyond being TV characters & toys, Gumby… Continue reading

Ten Habits That Anyone Can Master To Do Good Work

Ten Habits That Anyone Can Master To Do Good Work

It doesn’t seem that long ago that my oldest son, Taylor, was officially looking for his first real “job”. He was 17, had big aspirations and is an amazing young man (yes, I know, I’m supposed to think that – but he really is!). My other son, Garret (who’s also amazing 🙂 ) followed close… Continue reading