Thursday, May 19, 2005

Fox Tech Trends

My company was featured on our local news - Fox 17.

The link above will take you to our company website and you can see the news segment.

The guy interviewed is my marketing guy -- John Patton.

See ya

Tuesday, May 17, 2005


your life was a soap opera, reality show or a sitcom,
what would it be called and why?

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Sunday May 15,2005

Go to and listen to the last three weeks of gatherings. Awesome stuff.

After the gathering today, Becca had a friend, Cassie, over for lunch and hang out. It was cool. So i fired up the grill, and we had a great time. Well, the girls did. There was one moment when they were in Becca's room. Becca had fired up her fog machine. I opened the door and could not see the wall on the other side it was soooo foggy.

We also went to Craigs Cruisers for about an hour and a half. I only bring this up because there is a point in here. I guess i spent about $20.00. We played games and received about 1720 tickets. They split it up the tickets. I watched each of them carefully pick out the prizes they won. It was great to watch.

Then we decided to go out and feed the fish. Becca brought about $2.50 and they split that up. A quarter for a handful of "fish food". At one point another little girl came up. I witnessed Cassie taking this girl over to the fish food dispenser and showing her where to get the food. Then i watched as Becca and Cassie decided to give the girl a quarter to get some fish food. They laughed as Becca actually touched one of the fish.

When we got back in the car, I asked them what was the greatest part of the day. The answer was clear. The time spent feeding the fish.

I only mention it because i think there is a message in here.

Yup. to bed i go.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Finally....the rain comes

Yeah, wet and rainy here in West Michigan. We need it. It was putting a crimp in my fire burning plans.

Anyway, all is well.

I had mentioned a while ago that (3) guys and myself have started a multimedia company. We are having a great time. We have done some residential and some commercial applications. Things are ramping up in a good fashion. Not enough for me to quick my job -- but it will get there.

The coolest thing to happen, so far, is that we are going to be highlighted on Fox 17 Tech Trends. It is a spotlight that Fox does to highlight hip and cool technology. So, they finished the filming yesterday and it will air during the Fox 17 News at 10:00 May 17th. I am happy about the exposure we will get and the fact that we now are linked to their website.

Pretty cool.

Gotta go for now.

A legend in my own mind,

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Cinco de Mayo

Wow! is it really May 5th already!

The 5th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, but it should be! Mexico declared its independence from mother Spain on midnight, the 15th of September, 1810. And it took 11 years before the first Spanish soldiers were told and forced to leave Mexico.

So, why Cinco de Mayo? And why should Americans savor this day as well? Because 4,000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 miles east of Mexico City on the morning of May 5, 1862.

Huh. For me, it has a different meaning.

Anyway, I was reading this morning in 1 John 4 (from the Message). And here is the take away for me:

20 If anyone boasts, "I love God," and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won't love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can't see? 21 The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You've got to love both.

How many times in life do we do this and not think anything of it. I found myself in a bad situation not too long ago. Now, we can debate the situation, how it was handled, and who is on who's side. But, i would rather look at my reaction to the situtation.

I was working with an individual, whom at one point i had great respect for. But things started to erode that confidence and things happened. I felt like God was saying enough. Move on.

But i allowed this to build up. I would talk to my "peeps" about it and it consumed my thoughts. It started to eat away at me and lets not forget -- God had already provided a different path. So, i let it hang out there. I confessed to God and apologize to those i dragged thru the mud with me on this. I am ready to move on. I pray someday God will allow me to reconcile that relationship.

So i ask -- if we are here to see people come to know Christ. And the way to do that is to develop relationships. Where are your relationships at? Where is God directly you to go and you do not? It is a hard path but the "right" one.