Personal Development

November Gig

I always enjoy playing at Fenwick Farms. I got to play there again last night. They have a great set up and a great atmosphere. The food is delicious and it’s always a good time. My son, Alex, showed up to this gig with a bunch of his buddies from college. He lives at BYX, a Christian fraternity, on Purdue campus. A lot of other friends came out to listen as well. It all made for a special night. Most…

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Adding a Guest Wireless Network

For the past couple of years, I’ve become more interested in deepening my knowledge of networking and information security. As I was reading up on some ideas on how to create a better home network, I came across the idea of setting up a guest network on our exiting wifi. This was an interesting idea because one of the things I never liked much was giving out our wifi password to guests who would come over. Depending on the situation…

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Playing a Gig

I got a gig a few weeks ago at a local restaurant. Playing for an audience is something I truly enjoy. There’s nothing like kicking back on a Friday or Saturday night to some good old country music. Every now and then a few patrons sing along to music you love.

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Intentional Parenting

I began a new venture this year doing a parenting podcast to encourage parents in the journey of parenting. As such, I will be posting to this website much less frequently. Thank you for your interest in this site and for reading my blog posts. If you wish to keep up with my podcast you can find it all at my new Intentional Parenting website!

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Over Deliver

I’ve been to many conferences, seminars and training sessions in my career. Very few provide the impact I hope it will. Most are beneficial in some way and I try to find a key take-away from them all. Many also provide good networking opportunities. Recently, I went to Kent Julian’s Speak It Forward Boot Camp. This event provides a great professional development opportunity and helps me both personally and professionally. I find great insight from this conference in becoming a…

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Dealing with Disruptions

There was a story about a load of 12,000 jars of mayonnaise that was on the Titanic en route to Mexico. You know how they love their mayonnaise in Mexico! So when the ship sank, it took all 12,000 jars of mayonnaise with it. The Mexicans were so distraught over the loss that they dedicated a day of mourning over this event. We now know it as “Sinko de Mayo”. Of course this isn’t a true story. However, it made…

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Keep Grinding

Run I go out for a short run on occasion to try to stay in shape and get a little exercise. The other evening as I was out running, I found that I was more energized for the run on the second mile than I was on the first. With some endeavors we pursue, we find a similar model. When we start off on a venture it takes some doing to get things going but once we are into it…

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Take Off – Adventures of a Missionary Pilot (part 2 of 4)

Serving in South America Forrest’s missionary experiences took him to Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. They spent time in Peru studying Spanish and preparing for his first term which was in Ecuador where he had the encounters with the Auca Indians. You might remember the story of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Roger Youdarian, and Peter Fleming who were killed by the Auca’s in 1956. The majority of his time, 15 years, was spent in Colombia. Having a young family…

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Take Off – Adventures of a Missionary Pilot (part 1 of 4)

Family Camp The best place you can take your family for vacation is to Gull Lake Ministries. Our family loves to go to a week of family camp in the summer. Each week they highlight a different mission organization. The week we were there this year, Wycliffe Bible Translators Ministries was there, represented by Forrest and Wanda Zander. I had a chance to sit down with Forrest and talk about his experiences on the mission field. He served in South…

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Just Let Me Sing

Music is one of my most favorite things that God created. Isn’t it amazing how a song can take you to another place in time? Music can change your mood. Music warm your heart. It can soften your soul and pump you up. It can make you laugh or make you cry. It can bring you a memory of days gone by. Wow…those could almost be song lyrics! Great Uncle Ralph My grandma’s brother Ralph had alzeimer’s. It was pretty…

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