• Rich and Traci at the Gaylord
    at the Gaylord 2012
Coming On The Clouds

Coming On The Clouds

It has taken me awhile to process this… a dream I had not long ago. It was near the end of my sleep, that is all I know. When I awoke, it was time to get out of bed. How long it lasted up till that point, I do not know. I know they say dreams can feel like hours, but only be minutes. But, this was no ordinary dream….

When Is It Time To Quit?

When Is It Time To Quit?

Today on Facebook, Dani Johnson asked the question, that if you hate your job, is it time to quit or stick it out? Why? I’ve been thinking about this all day. Simple enough question, and I can give you a quick answer… but if you pause to consider your response, you’ll find it is a deeper question and requires a deeper response. You can find the question on her Facebook…

March is Get Healthy Month

March is Get Healthy Month

I’m not sure if that is official for anyone but me… but it’s time to get my butt healthy again. I fared pretty well for 3 years. I had lost about 50 pounds, ran 3 half marathons, and had felt much, much better. Then, I hit a skid last August… gained about 10 pounds back.  Ugh! I tried to lose a few, but gained them back. Then, December hit. I…

Return and Restore – 2 Words for 2014

Return and Restore – 2 Words for 2014

Like 2013, I began this year on a journey to read through the Bible, one book per day (plus 3 Psalms per day).  As of today, February 7th, I completed the Old Testament, and have made it through Psalm 114. This year was different than last year. I’m not sure if it was my circumstances that changed how I heard things, or being the 2nd time through, if I was…

2014 – 1 Mile Per Day (minimum)

2014 – 1 Mile Per Day (minimum)

What would happen to me if I committed to at least 1 mile per day for the remaining 331 days of the year? Well, at the very least, I will have run 331 miles. Rain, snow, sleet or shine – cold or heat – injury, pain, wellness, flu, or whatever –  I’ll lace up my shoes and hit the streets, track, or trails. That is my commitment, beginning today, February…

New Year’s Resolutions #1 For 2014

New Year’s Resolutions #1 For 2014

Well, I may be a bit behind, seeing that today is January 23rd, but, better late than never. I have made New Year’s Resolutions since the early 80’s. I enjoy the time. I do take it seriously, and I use this time to focus on where I want to go as this year moves forward. After all, there are only 342 days left in this year, so let’s get started….

2014 – No New Year’s Resolutions… yet

2014 – No New Year’s Resolutions… yet

If you read my previous post, you’ll know that life has been a bit off my normal routine. Maybe more than a bit. Usually about mid-December I begin focusing on the new year. What are my personal and business goals? What direction do I want to head? What are things I want to accomplish? I also reflect on the previous year and see how I measured up. Here it is…

Highs and Lows

Highs and Lows

It’s been well over a month since I wrote something on my blog.  It’s been a month of extreme highs and lows. I left on December 8th for Orlando, Florida. With Traci, my wife and best friend in the world, where we spent 5 days at Disney World (sans kids) celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We had the time of our life. We had been planning on this for awhile. We…

Changing Directions

Changing Directions

I’m a HUGE Disney fan… always have been, and always will be. I remember watching the Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights back in the 70’s. I’ve seen just about all the major movies. I’m a Disney Vacation Club member. And, in fact, I am going to Disney World for my 25th wedding anniversary (no kids)! One of my favorite movies is Mary Poppins. When visiting London, I made…

Technical Difficulties

Technical Difficulties

I’m sitting in an overcrowded Starbucks, feeling a bit anxious because a deadline is approaching in the next 28 minutes that I’m going to miss. While I’m enjoying my latte, for sure, it’s not how I thought Thursday morning, Nov 14th, would be going. Last night on the way to take my son to church youth group, I pointed at some flashing lights, the electric trucks, police cars, etc. There…

Greed, Unbelief, and Fear – Why I Didn’t Tithe – Part 2

Greed, Unbelief, and Fear – Why I Didn’t Tithe – Part 2

This is part 2 in a series. To read part 1, go here. I still didn’t completely understand why God has chosen to speak to me that morning in such an intimate way, back on October 6th. I didn’t think it was just arbitrary. But, if God wanted me to trust Him, then I would. I was tithing… and loving it. Then Came November 2 I was out for a…

Greed, Unbelief, and Fear – Why I Didn’t Tithe – Part 1

Greed, Unbelief, and Fear – Why I Didn’t Tithe – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series. I felt like the topic was important enough because it marks a 180 degree transformation and change of my previous belief and understanding. For the last 90-100 years of my life, I have adamantly believed that “tithing” has no place in the New Testament church. Giving yes. Tithing No. Essentially I taught that tithing was an Old Testament concept that was…