• Rich and Traci at the Gaylord
    at the Gaylord 2012
2013 – It’s Time (past time) For Serious Change

2013 – It’s Time (past time) For Serious Change

Not too long ago (a few years now) I counted up ALL of the jobs I have had since I got married in 1988.  It was quite pitiful. I don’t have that list anymore. I’m sure I burned it.  But, the total number of jobs was significantly higher than the years I had been married. Granted, some of my jobs I did simultaneously because I needed the extra income. Other…

The Old Testament in 38 Days

The Old Testament in 38 Days

Yesterday (Feb 7) I wrapped up the Old Testament. I read one book of the Bible per day, plus 3 Psalms. Today I began with the New Testament, and will continue to read 3 Psalms until I go through all 150. It’s been a pretty incredible 38 days. From Genesis to Malachi. While I don’t expect anything profound to flow from my finger tips while I’m typing this, I just…

Reading Isaiah – Tough Stuff

Reading Isaiah – Tough Stuff

I have to admit… I am really, REALLY enjoying reading through the Bible – one full book per day, plus 3 Psalms.  Some days are short, while today and tomorrow will probably be the longest. Isaiah is 66 chapters, about 100 pages in my study Bible. Jeremiah is 94 pages. There are several things I have learned in my reading, and Isaiah seems to have summarized all of them.  I…

10 Days Into 2013

10 Days Into 2013

Alright, just thought I would check in and see how I was doing with these resolutions I made back on January 1st. Spiritual Resolutions – so far so good.  Through the first ten days of 2013 I have been reading one book of the Bible per day. Going to read cover to cover. I just finished 2 Samuel today. I’m also reading 3 Psalms per day. I have really, really…

Rich’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions

Rich’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve made quite a few New Year’s Resolutions over the years. I like to make them. I’m not horrible at keeping them, although I’ve blown quite a few of them along the way. So let me get started here on January 1, 2013. Spiritual Resolutions 1. I’ve always wanted to read a book of the Bible per day, plus 3 Psalms per day, for 65 straight days. Since there’s 66…

The Mistake That Keeps On Giving

The Mistake That Keeps On Giving

Back in August I wrote about the mistake I made about doing business with a friend (you can read about it here). It is 2 months later, and the mistake continues to waste my time cost me money be a headache be more than frustrating waste my time and money (I already said that) As a quick summary, back in June of this year we had some nasty storms move…

Joy In The Journey – Part 7 – Fairfield

Joy In The Journey – Part 7 – Fairfield

Click here to read the other Joy In The Journey Parts Traci and I arrived back from Africa in August 1991 and got settled back into life in Lincoln, IL. It was not a time for making decisions about our future.  The next 15 months would be a critical time, with decisions made that shaped what unfolded over the following decade. It shaped me more than I ever thought about…

My Mistake… Doing Business With Friends

My Mistake… Doing Business With Friends

This summer I broke one of my life rules – doing business with friends. I don’t sell things to friends (cars, appliances, tools, computers, etc.). I don’t buy services from friends (construction projects, services, financing, etc.). If a friend owns a restaurant, sure, I’ll go in and buy a sandwich or something. But, when it comes to exchanging hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars… I won’t do it. Period. Why? I…