Month: February 2011

Today’s Post

So with the party today, didn’t have time (or a pre-prepared post) for today…so if I write a post about not having a post for today, I end up with a post, no? Exactly.

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My Reasons for Self-Employment (Part 2)

This reason is one of the most fundamental: so that I can make my own mistakes. You see, when you work for someone else, you are following their way of doing things. Sometimes these ways are good, but often times they are ill-conceived, based off factors from years past, or are simply without basis and…

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My Reasons for Self-Employment (Part 1)

This will–obviously by the title–be a multi-part series. I haven’t pre-written, so I can’t yet say how many parts. Except to say more than one. I have a lot of reasons why I went to work for myself. Here’s one: to teach my kids that there is an alternative to what’s being presented “out there”.…

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All Riled Up…

Read a blog post this morning that got me a little fired up…no, not in the cheerleader ra-ra kind of way either. It’s a business post entitled Why micro businesses will never fully succeed. The post defined a micro business as one that is 1-3 people and under $250,000 in revenue. In other words, me…

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Why Do They Grow Up So Fast?

We were over at a friend’s place for the Super Bowl, and it was a bit shock to me to see, yet again, how grown up their two oldest are now. You see, I knew their parents back in our singles days long ago. Long, long ago… And I have a picture from when they were little,…

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Kids Make Good Illustrations…

subtitle: I Couldn’t Come Up With A Better Title… Prior to the Super Bowl yesterday (you know, the one in which the Steelers were not able to pay off the refs), we joined our hosts and their guests in a home church service. During worship, Joshie cuddled up to me. (Ok, truth be told, he initially was…

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Why I Can’t Handle Large Churches (Any More)

First off, this is not a condemnation of large churches, and especially not of any particular one in the region (ahem). I am sure there are some large churches that do some amazing things…but their size makes certain things much more difficult. Not impossible, but more difficult. There are some large churches that while I’ve…

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The Value of Trying…

In the book I’m reading, the quote below from Teddy Roosevelt was given and then dissected. Teddy Roosevelt was a master word-smith, and this particular quote is a great example of it. “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of…

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Relying on God…

We talk about it. We pray about it. But how much do we really rely on God? No, this isn’t one of those condemning types of posts. We’re just talking, you and I. This post idea was one milling around in my head for the past few days, energized by what we read last night…

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Bad Things Happen…

During this Journey in February, there will undoubtedly be other times when I write about things that have happened in my past. Some, like the first, will be quite dramatic. The intent isn’t to draw attention to myself, but simply to tell the story and provide some of the information about the things that made…

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