From My Notebook (12 APRIL – 18 APRIL 2020)

              This week I had a conversation with a friend who is a small business owner.  He said, "Everyone wants me to be successful so they give me ideas, but not the space to execute those ideas.  I need ideas AND space."  This has me thinking, where on my … Continue reading From My Notebook (12 APRIL – 18 APRIL 2020)

Five Favorites Friday (11/2/18)

Five of my favorite things this week... I've been thinking about this quote a lot this week:  Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times.  In light of this news, I've spent a LOT of time reading and watching the history of the … Continue reading Five Favorites Friday (11/2/18)

Entry #2: Transitioning

Today I spent about 45 minutes talking with my Superintendent (my church boss... ranking right below Jesus 😉 ) about the logistics of a successful transition at Church180.  We are still waiting to hear the "final word" regarding our transition date to the military. In the meantime we are doing a few things: Working with … Continue reading Entry #2: Transitioning

Getting back in the swing of things

I just wrapped up a podcast interview with Jennifer Ford Berry from the 29 Minute Mom. We had a great talk about ladies, marriage, parenting, and exercise... and we did it in 29 minutes! At the end of the podcast she pointed people to my blog! As soon as she did that I said (in my … Continue reading Getting back in the swing of things

Thinking about “Urgency”

I've been thinking a lot about urgency lately. Here are a few unedited and non-finalized thoughts about this subject: When I am urgent about something I am laser-focused on it. It is almost impossible to be urgent about multiple things simultaneously. Urgency in one area generally means neglect of other areas. How do I live … Continue reading Thinking about “Urgency”

4 things I would say to the younger me in the gym

Today I'm working on a project with the owner of Brutal Iron Gym. He is asking the trainers "What advice would you give the younger you in the gym?" If I had this chance I would say these four things to me... Remember the tortoise and the hare. Consistency wins the day. I see this … Continue reading 4 things I would say to the younger me in the gym

Death and marriage

Sunday night Sherri and I sat with a couple and planned out their wedding. They were excited... and a little nervous. There was laughter and hope as we discussed the beginning of "happily ever after." Monday morning Sherri and I sat with a mom and her daughter and planned out the mom's funeral. There were some tears; … Continue reading Death and marriage