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14 Years of Marital…

Today marks 14 years of marriage for Erin and I. As I sit here listening to Erin crack up over a brand new episode of Duck Dynasty, I figured it was a good time to jot some things down. I mean, just look at that picture? Two twenty-two year olds standing before God...

Interceding

My pastor spoke on intercession yesterday at church. How it is bold, daring, brave, and persistent. Those are my words, not sure if they were his. But today as I thought about it, I realize how shallow I go most of the time. There are prayers that need to be said that...

The Man for the Job

I've been in meetings for the last couple of days with a large prospective client that would be a great "innovative first" in an area we are growing into and wanting to further explore. I've been courting this prospect for over a year now; last year I got a good...

Multitasking

I'm easily distracted. Multi-tasking is something I've found to be a two-edged sword. I can switch from an intensive project to a blip that must be dealt with and back again, but I can also easily be distracted down a rabbit trail that leads to no-where. I've come to...

Favor

Yesterday was a full day. It started off with an 8:00 meeting with the athletic director and booster club leader at my high school alma mater. We were talking about opportutnies for ProtegaText to partner with the boosters in supporting Plainfield athletics while...

My Family, My Priority

"I am a loving husband and involved father, who places my family above all other relationships in my life." So goes one of the key "statement of truth" affirmations I have written on a post it and hung in my bath room mirror. One of at least three that I read each and...

The Ideal Salesman, By Me

Several years ago I wrote up my definition of what I thought an ideal salesman would be like. When I wrote this, I had in my mind mental images of people I remembered who had been there when I made big purchases... new-to-me cars, new windows for the house, even...

The Long Drive Home

Is stress from a long drive home with kids yelling in the back seat legit? What do you DO with that when you get home and it's time for bed? How you you discipline when that's on your shoulders? How do you love? How do you let go? God help me. Take my burdens. Even...

Focus

Some passages on focus for me today... Luke 9:51 - When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, He set his face to go to Jerusalem. Mark 10:45 - For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Colossians...

Nik Wallenda's take on Faith

This past week a guy named Nik Wallenda walked a tightwire stretched across a canyon. Not THE Grand Canyon, but that's a rather minute detail when you're talking about 40MPH winds and a drop far enough that the number of feet really doesn't matter. I found a pretty...

Love and Respect Thoughts and Quotes

I'm reading Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Here are some quotes and thoughts I'm gleaning. "Wives are made to love. Want to love. And expect to love. Many husbands fail to deliver. ... there's another part.... Husbands are made to be respected,...

Best. Father's. Day. Ever.

Today was the best Father's Day ever. Hit snooze a few times and slept in, since the rest of the family was sound asleep. Went to church on my own after getting the kids out of bed 10 minutes before it was time to leave. Taught teens about trustworthy fathers (there's...

Happy Fathers Day

To all the men who have played various roles of dad, father, mentor, and friend in my life... Happy Father's Day. Especially to you, Big F Father. I love you. Thank you for always being faithful and true.

Is this what inventors feel like?

  There are a lot of words I could use to describe my professional life - computer programmer, solutions provider, architect, developer, business owner, and entrepreneur may just be a few. Those are all ways to describe what I do everyday - build, model, test,...