Sunday, June 25, 2017


Headed to the Republic of Honduras tomorrow with my son and 20 Church members and 47 others overall to do some work on a Christian school for children in the 2nd poorest country in the western hemisphere. Grateful for the opportunity to spend some quality time with my son helping people in economic need before he heads off to college while also learning from the amazing faith they have in our almighty God. 

Weekly Retrospective...

What I’m readingThe Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson

What I’m listening to: Real estate podcasts by Bigger Pockets

Where I’m failing: Consistency….

What I’m excited about: My Father’s Day present yesterday with my family at SunTrust Park watching the Braves beat Milwaukee.

Quote that has me thinkingLet us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.”A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

What I need to work on: Continuing the progress I’ve made with regards to our budget (up 8.5% net worth this year) and my diet (down 12.2 pounds this year)….

What I’m looking forward to: Honduras for the next 10 days….

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gardening Tips for Beginners....

Several of my friends have asked me recently about how to get started in gardening if you’ve never gardened before. To quote a good friend: “You can use Google to learn anything…” However, here is what I call the 4 Ss for successful gardening….

  • ·        Sun – Fruits and vegetables (but not all herbs) enjoy 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
  • ·        Soil – Loamy soil works best, and composting is nature’s way of taking back its own…
  • ·        Space – We all like our space, as do vegetables….
  • ·        Seeds – Better to pay for the good stuff up front - ‘nuff said….

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Simon Sinek Quote

Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion. – Simon Sinek 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mike Hewett's Farm

Please check out my buddy's website, in addition to picking up some excellent home grown food at multiple farmer’s markets he serves….

Saturday, June 17, 2017

My New Best Garden Friend

I can’t stand the tomato horn worm, as they have demolished numerous tomato plants of mine over the years. So it was a nice surprise to see this wasp pick up a baby horn worm and fly off with it this afternoon….

Friday, June 16, 2017

Weekly Retrospective....

What I’m readingUncommon Life Daily Challenge by Tony Dungy

What I’m listening to: real estate podcasts by Jason Hartman….dude knows his stuff…

Where I’m failing: Appreciation….I’m surrounded by excellence that I constantly overlook due to being trained to be so critical: An excellent partner/wife…two excellent children that both surpassed everything I had accomplished at this point in their lives….extended family members that motivate and challenge me to be better….a church family that supports me without question or judgement….friends who are incredibly loyal….the intelligence I am surrounded by at work on a daily basis….I vow to appreciate the exposure I am exposed to more every day from this point forward….

What I’m excited about: Upcoming mission trip to Honduras with my son….but I could have skipped the typhoid shot this morning…..

Quote that has me thinking: For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God? – Psalm 18:31

What I need to work on: Consistency….

What I’m looking forward to: Some community service with my brother Regan tomorrow….

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Breakfast for Dinner

Last night’s dinner was 4 over easy eggs served on top of homemade guacamole (pictured) alongside cold leftover bacon dipped in ranch sauce (so good I ate it before I could take a pic, haha)…..

Monday, June 12, 2017

God's Garden....

I know it doesn't look like much, but I felt like I picked a thousand blackberries in the woods along the outskirts of my property the past few days (the pic is just what I pulled tonight)....and I didn't plant any of them...

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Alternative Gardening

At today’s community feeding, we walked the neighborhood in downtown Dallas letting folks know we had free hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.  I never expected to see such artistic gardening….

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Wyatt's Country BBQ....

….was all it was cracked up to be. Me, Joshua and Matthew thoroughly enjoyed the ribs and neck bone, along with the southern hospitality. Check them out next time you’re downtown….


Finished up the Book of Matthew with Kadar this morning (long distance Bible study). Thanks for keeping me focused and accountable, Brother!   On to Acts next….

Yard work and lunch later downtown with my son when he gets off work….

Tomorrow is our next community feeding. We’re setting up a grill and feeding folks downtown. Come by and grab a hot dog or hamburger….

Friday, June 9, 2017

Year to Date Progress Through The End of May....

Body Weight (daily average per month):

Net Worth/Debt:

Still some work to do, but pleased with progress to date….

July will see me making more significant reductions on debt….

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Old School Pic and Quote

So fitting after spending the past two days at Georgia Southern University for orientation with my son….. 

Every day you either get better or worse – Erk Russell 

Sunday, June 4, 2017


My summer squash is coming in nicely…

And I LOVE my backyard gardens….

Friday, June 2, 2017

Pallet Fence....

I stopped by my side hustle buddy's house on the way home and checked out an awesome idea he architectured himself....Great job, Corey!

Weekly Retrospective....

What I’m readingUncommon Life Daily Challenge by Tony Dungy.

What I’m listening toTim Ferriss Podcasts. Talk about efficiency….

Where I’m failing: Balance….

What I’m excited about: Our community feeding this coming Sunday (Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Prayers)…..

Quote that has me thinking: “For better or worse, what you envision often begins to take shape. Be intentional and choose to envision a life of significance, possibility and impact.” – Tony Dungy

What I need to work on: Spanish (Honduras in June/July) and my diet (rereading a book by Mark Sisson starting this week.

What I’m looking forward to: Visiting Georgia Southern University with my son early next week and getting him registered for his first semester of college.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday Quote

“…to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value, is the best and safest course.” – Michelangelo