Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quick Update From The Road

Greenville NC, My cousin Kimberlee and her family.

Greetings from Greenville North Carolina.  It's sunny and 73 here today!  

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Power Of Introverts [VIDEO]

I found this video interesting.  

Engage:  Are you an introvert or an extrovert?  Do you think Jess is an introvert or an extrovert?  How about me?  Let us know in the comments.  

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friends Friday! - Guest Post From Anneli Johnson

I'm starting something new this year called "Friends Friday"  Some Friday's I will have friends guest post.  If you're interested in guest posting for us let me know!  

Today's guest post is from our friend Anneli who is serving long term at an orphanage in China.  

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

"Stuff", Christians and Minimalism

We're in Maryland right now, and we're sorting and getting rid of, selling, donating, throwing away A LOT of our stuff.  It's been sitting in a friends basement untouched for over 2 years... which leads us to believe, it's not necessary for life.

It got me thinking about a video I saw of a guy that had limited himself to 100 things, which led me to the creator of the movement, conveniently being interviewed on Christian television.  ;)

Engage:  Watch the video and share with us; What your relationship with your stuff is like, or share with us as a Christian what you think our relationship with stuff should look like?  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Everything You Ever Want To Do For God...

I heard Dan Baumann share this quote a while back and it's really stuck with me.  

"Everything you ever want to do for God, should be the natural overflow of intimacy WITH God."  

Engage:  What are your thoughts on that quote?  How does it apply to your own life?  Share with us in the comments.  

Monday, January 14, 2013

5 Driving Tips

This was one of my cars which I sold in 2008 found out just got totaled a couple years after I sold it.

We've driven around 1300 miles so far on our road trip and we've still got 2.5 months to go!  Since we're spending so much time on the road, here are some tips I wish I could share with every driver.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

Leader Surround Yourself With People NOT Like You

I hung out with an old friend, Chris Bell recently.  He said that he really liked my leadership blog posts.  He's the first person who's said that, so here's another...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Lesson In Aloha

Shakka's up!  A photographer behind me yelled this and I snapped this photo at the 2012 Honolulu Color run.

I guess I'm missing Hawaii a bit... so here's a post about Hawaii.  It was like a scene out of a movie, but it would have ended much differently on the east coast...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Today I'm Guest Posting On Aaron Reinard's Blog

Happy Monday from 28 degree Russell, PA.  

Today I wrote a guest blog post for my friend Aaron Reinard.  It's entitled "Be Ready To Start Often."  

Feel free to share any comments you have over on his blog! 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Honoring A Service Man On the Airplane

A view from inside one of our planes on our 2010 Africa trip.  

Our last flight back to the mainland from Hawaii, was from Phoenix to Pittsburg.  Jess and I were not seated next to one another.  The flight was full, so as we boarded, I asked a young man (it's funny to call someone a young man, he looked to be about 18-19) in a military uniform if he'd be willing to switch seats with me...  

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 A Year Where I Want To Value What I Say I Value

Bringing in the New Year with Jess' grandma, mom and step dad.  

Happy 2013 friends!  This year I want to really value what I say I value...