I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short

I’ve been a fan of Martin’s comedy and movies since I was a kid. I watched “Three Amigos” and “Three Fugitives” countless times when I was young, think “Pure Luck” had some great moments, and who didn’t love “Innerspace”? And years later when I saw him on “How I Meth Your Mother”… it made me smile again. So I got this book, and expected some laughs and a good story. And boy – did it deliver! Continue reading

Next Step in Financial Freedom – Student Loans PAID IN FULL

Now, the only debt we have is the house. And we’ll continue with the baby steps we learned in FPU, and hopefully I’ll be writing another post in the next several years after we pay off the house as well. We’re that much closer to financial freedom… and it’s pretty cool. Thanks Dave Ramsey, my ever-patient wife, and others that have encouraged us to right the ship. Hoping / praying I can instill better habits our kids so they never have to endure the painful lessons that I did. Continue reading

Remembering My Nephew, Christopher Jacob Worcester

I’m glad that God created Chris, and that he was a part of our family. I got to know and love that guy for 21 years, and I’ll always cherish that time. Now, our focus turns to supporting his wife, his parents, his brothers, and all the other lives that he touched. To know Chris was to love Chris – he never met a stranger. Such an outgoing, giving, joyful spirit. I’m a better man for having known Chris, and I know that sentiment is wide-spread among all the family and friends that have been a part of his life here on earth, no matter how brief it was. Chris is very special, and we’ll miss him terribly. But one day, thanks to our faith in the Lord, I KNOW we’ll see him again. I can’t wait to give him another hug when I get up there. Continue reading

Forgotten God by Francis Chan

Growing up in the church, I heard how the Holy Spirit is inside of me. I’ve known that, in my head, for a long time. But it really wasn’t until I read this book that I began to feel it in my heart and consider how I need to get out of the way… and allow Him to work more through me. Continue reading

Anxious for Nothing: God’s Cure for the Cares of Your Soul by John Macarthur

In John’s book, he reminds us how everything is in God’s hands. He wants the best for us. He commonly won’t give us more than we can handle, and if we put our trust in Him… it will all work out. And while it’s working out, we shouldn’t feel anxious. Like the title says, we should be anxious for nothing. Continue reading

2 Books That Have Helped Me the Most in Business

Throughout my career, I’ve been praised for an ability to “get down to brass tacks” and get things done. I have a general aversion to meetings as I believe that most of them are unnecessary in business. If a day rolls by when I have no meetings or phone calls and I can work and produce all day… I’m a happy boy. These two books have helped me to be more productive! Continue reading

Uncommon Marriage by Tony and Lauren Dungy – Work as a Team

Later this year, we’ll reach year 7 in our marriage. We still haven’t worked everything out, and we continually seek greater teamwork on some issues within our family. But we are fully in sync on the important things in our marriage; God, family values, love and respecting one another and our children, and a mutual commitment to continual self-improvement. Continue reading

Why I’m Going On A Juice Fast

A while back, we bought a NutriBullet, and I have been drinking a NutriBlast every day ever since we got it. But starting TODAY, I’m going to go a few days where I drink ONLY NutriBlasts for a few days. I won’t eat anything, and I’ll just drink the NutriBlasts and water. No coffee and (gasp) no beer for a few days. I’m eager to feel the difference by Friday! Continue reading

5 Reasons to Give Blood

I DISLIKE needles. I always look away when they go to stick me and if I had to watch it may be a much different decision for me. But it’s only mildly painful, and it’s very important. The last time I went to donate, I read the one stat on one of the papers I filled out that really jumped out at me: Only 37 percent of our country’s population is eligible to give blood, and less than 10 percent donate annually.. Continue reading

Uncommon Marriage by Tony and Lauren Dungy – Stay in sync spiritually

I thought that this one was going to be tough. From previous relationships I was in, it seemed like I was never in sync with that person, spiritually. My wife was baptized the year before we were married, and together we grew in our faith throughout our courtship. And we continue to study, learn and grow in our faith – both individually, and together. It is a wonderful blessing to be able to share that drive with my spouse, and to know that we’re both striving to be better children of God. And pass that onto our girls. Continue reading