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Deconstructing Faith – A Talk for Youth

Deconstructing Faith – A Talk for Youth

February 22, 2020 Welcome / Intro Introduce myself Family Where we live - Eminence, 45 acre farm, woods, horses, ponds, and bomb shelters What we do - ride horses, softball, keep scorebooks, youth sponsors, etc. Big fan of Good Mythical Morning - ANY OTHER FANS HERE?...

February 21, 2020 – Teamwork

February 21, 2020 – Teamwork

It's Friday. What a week it has been. We spent a large amount of time onboarding this week, and it's been a blur of a week. As I've come out of meetings throughout the week or poked my head out of the office, I've seen others on my team...

Gotta start somewhere.

Gotta start somewhere.

Well, it's been a minute. Or a couple years. My journalling seems go go in fits. I started this month off rather strong in my handwritten journal, but the opportunity to write is primarily in the evenings before I head to bed, and writing by hand while laying in bed...

Life in our new office… Day 1

Life in our new office… Day 1

Today was C2IT’s first day in our new office on Clark’s Creek Road in Plainfield. One of my employees commented, “this must be a pretty big thing for you,” and he’s spot on. We’ve been in business for almost 15 years now and in all that time, I’ve never had my own...

Monday Mornings

Monday Mornings

Monday mornings are interesting. The weekend is never long enough to get everything done, and the week ahead also appears too short to get everything important done. The thing is, though, that’s often the case because I simply don’t know what needs to get done, or...

Coach a Basketball Team… Check

Coach a Basketball Team… Check

Coaching a basketball team isn't on my dream inventory or my bucket list, and it wasn't even something I jumped at when the opportunity was first offered me. I was able to coach Colton's 4th/5th grade team this year in our local junior league, and I had the best of...

Their hearts are confident, and they are fearless,
for they expect to see their enemies defeated.

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Psalm 112

Praise the Eternal! How blessed are those who revere the Eternal, who turn from evil and take great pleasure in His commandments. 2 Their children will be a powerful force upon the earth; this generation that does what is right in God’s eyes will be blessed. 3 His...

Getting Lost – The Best Part of Camp

Getting Lost – The Best Part of Camp

I got lost this weekend. Me and three fifth graders, my "Arrow of Light" boys that I've had the opportunity to watch grow up in Cub Scouts the last several years. We were on a hike and having a great time, and it wasn't too long before we all realized we were...

“He knows how much I can handle, and how much I can’t. I trust him with my life. Therefore, I will handle it, and when this is over, I will be even more like he wants me to be.”

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I Will Handle It

"He knows the way I take... when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold." - Job "He knows how much I can handle, and how much I can't. I trust him with my life. Therefore, I will handle it, and when this is over, I will be even more like he wants me to be." - Stu...

The Bookkeeper

The Bookkeeper

I'm the bookkeeper for my son's baseball team. It's a job that suits me well... numbers guy, doesn't really know a ton about baseball but can (try) to count balls and strikes. It's also a job that gives me the privilege to hang out in the dugout the whole game with...

Chef Mickey’s Open for Brunch

Chef Mickey’s Open for Brunch

Last night Erin and I spent an hour or two booking the "big" meals for our Disney trip this fall... One place we wanted to hit was Chef Mickey's, but even though we're 5+ months out, it was booked. I went back this morning and it was still booked for all breakfast and...

A new morning routine

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 bowl of cereal and a...

60 Day Challenge

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…

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 exercise that I...

Feeling Strong

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." I've watched the...

Two Hits and a Quit

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 50mph balls down...

Things to write about 

how I'm often more like Saul than David... Fear of man Baseball trip with Colton and his friend Getting back into youth work... And talking to Erin about it.  A kiss from my daughter Erin and her actha ride Marketing call from Chris Letting go of of a big...

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. 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. We hear alot nowadays about how "needy" these millennials...