Do Something Ultra

What you’re about to read will sound ultra crazy. It kind of is, and kind of isn’t. To me, it’s ultra amazing. It’s called, an Ultra Marathon. By definition, an ultra marathon, also called ultra distance or ultra running, is any footrace longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometers. Becca Joyner, from West …

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are About To Experience Turbulence

Recently, I had to catch an early flight. Early as in, be at the airport by 3:45am. 3:45am was the easiest part of my flight. I got my seat, buckled in, and was ready for take off. The dark sky was beautiful as I overlooked the city. It reminded me of fireflies flickering in a …

Sometimes You Just Need To Move The Tomato Plants

My wife, Patty, loves to plant her flowers. She waters them, cares for them, prunes them, and they grow. Except last summer. Something was wrong. Her tomato plants just didn’t grow as they had in years past. She was doing the same things, but something just wasn’t right. Yes, we did get a small cop …

A Simple Idea To Change Someone’s Day

It was the fall of 2018, and my son, Sammy was living in Finland. My wife, Patty, and I went to visit him. We had a wonderful visit, but there was one thing in particular that they didn’t do: smile. I’m not exaggerating when I say that they don’t smile. In fact, in most European …

Prayer Jar Project: Is It Working?

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to my “Prayer Jar Project”. A simple way for me to pray for the people who matter most in my life. After only a few short weeks, I have been AMAZED at what has happened. Every morning, when I reach into the Prayer Jar, I say a prayer …

People Will Sample ANYTHING

People love to get free food samples at grocery stores. And have you noticed that they’ll pretty much try anything? That’s the point, right? Sometimes you’re skeptical on how it’s going to taste. But, you never know til you try it, right? That sample pushes you from, “I’m not sure about that…” to, “I kind …

The Prayer Jar Project

Friends, for a few years now, I have shared with you that prayer is powerful. I have talked about it, blogged about it, even done a vlog about it. But now, it is time to do something more about it. Confess and acknowledge how you have offended one another and then pray for one another …

May 1, 2017. One Of The Worst Days Of My Life.

This is the true story of what happened to me on May 1, 2017. A painful day. But, a day changed the path of my life. It started as a normal Monday morning. I had just finished up my morning radio show, like normal. I then headed to my normal Monday meeting. That was the …

OMG! Watch Out For These Trees!

Now that Spring has arrived, West Michigan is beginning to bloom! But, be on the lookout for what I call, “The Stinky Tree”. I just got a whiff of it TODAY on my run. Oof! I decided to make a video to show you why they’re so “dangerous”! (and yes, feel free to subscribe to …

Easter: New Life. Or, Same As It Ever Was?

“Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was”. Those words were sung by the prophets from the band, Talking Heads. And, as we look at Easter, 2021, are they right? The pandemic has changed many things, yet some things remain the same. Today, I saw a woman saying hello to a senior citizen, …