Travel Thoughts

Posted: August 30, 2015 in Travel
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willpower2.1As my monthly travels continue to increase, there are so many things that I need to build upon.  Mostly willpower.  I don’t know about you, but my willpower lately, has sorely been lacking.  When I say “lately”, what I really mean is “the last few years”.  It’s horrible, and bad habits are hard to break.  What are those habits you ask?

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wedding-heart-clip-art-jixeexGiEIt never fails.  Each time I attend a wedding, I feel a renewal of my own vows to my wife and to my marriage.  As I sit there, appreciating the joining of two people in love under God, it is impossible for me to reflect on my own marriage.  My beautiful wife, with her hair flowing in the wind, looks at me as I look at her.  Passion and reflection pass between us through our eyes like large elegant ocean waves flowing invisibly between us.  I take her hand, as she takes mine.  We each give a gentle squeeze as we turn our attention back to the marriage ceremony at hand……

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Busy Day Today

Posted: April 19, 2015 in Life!
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Was just sitting down to start working for the day, and saw my blog site up from last night’s posting. I figured it’s a good time to just post some thoughts.

As I sit here gathering my thoughts for the day, I soon realize how much work I still have left to do.  One of the GFCI outlets in the kitchen still needs replacing, the weed-eater still needs to be cleaned out for the spring season, my kid’s car needs an oil change (which I tried to do last weekend, but the last oil change depot put the plug on with an impact wrench).  Also, I’m about 2 weeks behind on my training videos, AND, the garage needs picked up.

Instead, I decided to sit down at my desk and write about all the things I need to do, instead of actually doing them.  That’s procrastination and poor prioritization at it’s best, people.  My answer?  I’m teaching my kids what happens when you don’t prioritize and procrastinate.  Yes, that’s it.  It’s a learning lesson for them.  I’m a good dad.

So, I’ll get my housework done first, and then, off to do more recordings:

My recording setup at home. New mic is in!

Loving Notes

Posted: April 18, 2015 in Notes to my Wife
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Your heart beats with mine.


Together with loving synchronicity.

We are one.  Your feelings are my feelings.  Your emotions to my emotions.

To the touch, your soft skin is like touching a pearl glistening blanket, topped with velvet.

Your eyes have the depth of the blue oceans.

Your smile can warm even the coldest of days.

Thank you.


My Light

Posted: April 1, 2015 in Notes to my Wife

You are my light, shining down on my path, leading me away from poor choices and keeping me straight. During the hard challenges and stresses of my job, you are always there to listen and give sympathy. Like a fresh spring rain after weeks of heavy sun, you refresh me. Like a flower drying out, you water me to let me bloom.

I asked for you in my prayers, but had no idea God would give me someone so much more. Your beauty is radiant, and your heart glows. So many people see the strength in you, that you are just beginning to explore and use. Your success in your work proves your intelligence and hard work, but your success in your marriage proves your commitments and love.

How you do everything, is still a mystery I may never solve. But, I will continue to mold my ways and my heart to be a reflection of you.

Who are you? You are………. my wife.

Why Pray for the Sick?

Posted: January 12, 2015 in Inspiration
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Recently, a post showed up on my Twitter feed with this question:

I’ve never understood praying for the sick.  Why ask the all powerful being who made them sick to reverse their decision?

Granted, this is probably coming from a non-believer, Atheist, or some other kind of belief, as a joke.  But, seriously, I still think the question is valid that even some Christ-followers get hung up on.  “Why does God make people sick or worse?”

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Lessons learned from a Diabetic Father

Posted: December 25, 2014 in Life!
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We had a whirlwind of a weekend last weekend. We were just your average, normal working family, until one event shakes us up and changes us for life. So many people go through the same thing that we did. Most people are always saying, “That’s terrible, but it probably won’t happen to us”…… until, one day, it does. That was us.

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Wives are the Ultimate Trainers

Posted: November 20, 2014 in funny, Life!
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BookshelfAs I look back on my life, I realize that the majority of my “learning” did not happen during the 12-years of grade school.  Nope.  It happened in the last 13 years of marriage.  Consider this:  My wife has programmed-in specific keywords that trigger a subliminal response:

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Darn you Daylight Savings!  Or is it Daylight Saving?  Wait, do I lose an hour sleep?  No, it’s fall forward, no back.  Wait, is it dark already?!?!  AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!  I’m afraid of the dark!

Diamond-Carbon-Cure-R.A.K-Package3Over the last couple of years, my wife and I have made a decision to become more self-sufficient as a family.  For far too long, we’ve been reliant on companies and other people to provide for us.  We, as a society, have become complacent and dependent on these companies to supply us with our needs.  But, what would happen if one, or more, of those companies go under?  Or what if they are doing things that are not morally ethical and you don’t want to be a part of it?  What would you do? Read the rest of this entry »