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Living on a Prayer

In the Autumn of 1986, my life changed in a major way. I had already started classes in 8th grade and now a month into, Mom and I were moving to Phoenix. Everything I knew was in the small town of West Branch, Michigan. My friends were there, it’s where […]

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Breakdown or Breakthrough?

Newsflash- Life is tough. On any given day we are faced with situations that can take us on an emotional roller coaster. They may seem small in nature to those around you, but to you, the person in the middle of the fire, it seems huge. At times it may […]

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Seven States in Seven Days

Have you ever felt like you need a vacation from your vacation? I just experienced that a couple of days ago. We took a family trip to the East Coast last week and within 7 days we hit 7 states. If it sounds busy to you, then you are 100% […]

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Teaching the Noodles

Funny how things change as you grow up. I love everything about spaghetti. The way it tastes, how it twirls around your fork, and even the process you go through to prepare it as a meal. I didn’t always feel this way. If you read my last blog, Reverse the […]

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Reverse the Curse

I grew up the youngest of eight kids in the great state of Michigan. My Dad worked in the parts department for Chevrolet and my Mom stayed home. Taking care of that many children is a full-time job in itself! We lived in a 4-bedroom house so we were a […]

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Finding your Inner Man

Last week I went hiking with my sons up in Payson, Arizona. We went to Tonto Natural Bridge and hiked through the cavern. It is an excellent hike with great scenery. There was some huge rocks to climb, a creek bed we followed for most of the hike and we […]

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Having a Windshield Perspective

Think back to when you started to learn how to drive. Your parents or grandparents probably took you somewhere that was large and empty so you could focus on driving without many distractions. For me it was my Mom and the St. Raphael’s Church parking lot. I would slowly wind […]

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Full Time Benefits

Growing up I had a lot of different jobs. I worked in offices, restaurants, gyms, factories and for a while I even sold coupon books door to door. Most of them were part time gigs that did not include benefits. No paid vacation, sick days, 401k or retirement plans. I […]

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Real Manhood

When you think of what defines a man, what comes to mind? What does he look like? How does he act? How does he treat those around him? Does he lead by fear or by grace? The society we live in tells us one thing, but I believe that God, […]

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Content or Complacent?

Growing up I had a dream to play in the big leagues. By the time I was ten years old I had my entire life mapped out. I was going to make it to the show by 20, play until I was 40, and then buy a huge piece of […]