One Thing I Do - A Blog by Chet

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A new morning routine

Old morning routine… drag myself out of bed in time to get kids to school, suck down 2-3 big mugs of coffee and eat what I can, arrive to work just in time to “be on time” (whatever that means). New morning routine… up at 5:05, scarf down a...

60 Day Challenge

I started the 6 week challenge at Crossfit Unbreakable​ this morning. I like how various elements of the workouts scale down so you can start about anywhere and move forward. And of course since I told Coach Jim my first CF goal, he gave me an extra workout to do 4...

My first Crossfit Goal is…

… to do two or more unassisted pull-ups or chin-ups, whichever is easiest, within the first 6 weeks of my Crossfit Experience. If I find I progress faster than I expect, I’ll revise this goal to add more reps or get both exercises going. This was an...

Feeling Strong

There’s a quote from Into the Wild, the story of Christopher McCandless that I really like: “It is important in life not to be strong, but to feel strong, to measure yourself at least once. If you want something in life, reach out and grab it.”...

Two Hits and a Quit

My son’s first year of Minor League Baseball has just ended. Not the grownup minor leagues of course, the kid version, which is those two years of baseball in between years of coaches tossing you the best pitch they can and those “naturals” hurling...

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.

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A word from Sam Walton

I heard this line from Sam Walton today on the radio. We hear alot nowadays about how “needy” these millennials are. How they feel so entitled, deserving, and “all that.” I’m sure those kids are out there, and I have no doubt there are...

What has cost God much cannot be cheap for us.

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Cheap Grace

I started reading (listening) to The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer tonight as I ran the vacuum across the floor. I’ve started this a few times but never made it past around 15 minutes. It may not be the best book to listen to while I run...

Don’t those who plan evil go astray? Those who plan good receive loyalty and faithfulness.
There is profit in hard work, but mere talk leads to poverty.
Wealth is the crown of the wise, and the folly of fools is folly.

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Plan good

This is a voice of truth I’m thankful for right now. Do what’s right. Let the results follow. Proverbs 14:22-24

The Mercy Tree

I listened to this song a few times on the way to work today. Can’t get it out of my head, and I’m oh so...

There is power in the blood.

Heard this at church today. Don’t know where it came from but it’s good. Blood is life. Sixty thousand miles of blood vessels link every living cell; even the blood vessels themselves are fed by blood vessels. Highways narrow down to one-lane roads, then...

Tolerance for failure is a very specific part of of excellent company’s culture and that lesson comes directly from the top.

Champions have to make lots of tries and consequently experience failures or the company will never learn.

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Tolerance for Failure

– The E-Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber

Tony Evans Week 3 Kingdom Man

God chooses to do most of what he does because of decisions we make. There is no man that has net his destiny without wandering through the wilderness. When you’re a kingdom man, there is an inheritance to be claimed because there is a destiny to be fulfilled....

Kingdom Man by Tony Evans Week 2

God gave Adam a house. He told him to both garden it and guard it… Even before he knew he had an enemy. God created a lesser creature… Man… So that he could show what god can do with less that is committed to him than what he can do with a greater...

Kingdom Man by Tony Evans Week 1

The guys at our church are doing a little study with Tony Evans. I’m lot one for filling in a workbook that will just go on a shelf so my notes go here. The cry for kingdom men is coming from the culture, from men themselves, and from Almighty God. “Stand...

When Inspiration Strikes

Last night was one of those rare nights where inspiration struck and wouldn’t let me go. I’ve written before about how computer code is a bit of an art form for me, and last night, a canvas was dropped before me and a brush was stuck in my hand. Sometimes...

Interesting thing about fear that I’ve learned lately – it leaves you off balance and unsafe. The more you allow it to have hold the more off balance and unsafe you are. When you lean into that which you fear, you become balanced and safer and stronger.

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Leaning Into Fear

– My Wife, Erin