The Planner Debacle of 2017 : January 19, 2017

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Faith, Hope, and Love, RandoMusings, Water Project, Writer's Diary

Right now life is good. I try to savor every day. I have a beautiful wife, a wonderful son, a job I enjoy, and I feel like I am where I’m supposed to be.

It’s a very good feeling, and I am soaking in it.

With things going so well, I can only assume that they would get better if I would become even more efficient, so for 2017 I decided to get a planner—not a new app or a Google calendar, but a real tangible planner.

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LIFE & SUCH : January 12, 2017

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Fun-funs, Water Project, Writer's Diary

Hi Everyone,

2017 is shaping up to be a pretty tremendous year. At this time in 2016, Landon was still living in the womb, we were renters, and I was struggling at work in hopes of taking next steps in our family’s future.

We begin this year with Landon in our arms or on his play mat, growing more wonderfully each day as he tries to stand, eats solid food, and discovers his sweet little voice. We’re making those good ol’ fashioned Mortgage payments on our first owned home. Jamie continues to adapt to the ever-changing rhythms of being a stay-at-home mom while I am loving my 8-5 job on a new career path in a different, healthy environment.

Yes, things are looking great, and there’s more!!!!

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Well, 2016 is Ending

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Addiction Recovery, Faith, Hope, and Love, Offsite Content, Water Project, Writer's Diary

The WELL poster, starting out in black & white and getting more color as the water fills…

2016 has been a rough year on alot of folks. I count myself among them.

We had to adjust to my wife’s gallbladder failure, my prior job deteriorating, and other challenges. It’s been hard.

But it’s also been a year of flourishing. I knew it would be.

I had been assured of it through prayer. But flourishing in the eyes of the Lord does not look as we might expect. It’s not until we look back on things that we see how blessed we’ve been.

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Are Things Going Well?

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Water Project

me and my buddy , tired as usual…

As I look toward the end of 2016, I continue to grow more in awe of God’s work in our household. Day-to-day, we continually experience  immense blessings, even and especially during the hard times. We’ve had a fair number of those recently. Some, like my wife’s having gallbladder surgery, are fit-to-print on the blog. Others aren’t (Baptists might refer to them as “unspoken” prayer requests).

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On Receiving Feedback

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in To Retreat from Romance, Writer's Diary


Blogging when emotional is rarely a good thing, which is why I forced myself to hold onto this post for a week before publishing.

Why so passionate?

Well, I recently received some feedback to the latest draft of To Retreat from Romance—my young adult unromance novel.

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