Oak Tree

Thanks for visiting my blog.   I hope you find value, fun, depth and truth.  I hope to find a way to inspire, influence and encourage each person who takes the time to visit.

Here are some quick stats about me.

I’m in my 30’s, wonderfully and passionately married to my best friend Anna.   I am a Christ follower which to means that my life is about something bigger than me, bigger than you and bigger than today.  It seems somewhat impersonal to just list out ALL the things I enjoy doing so let me just share with you that are taking the time to read this that I enjoy alot of different things.   If you looked at my calendar or my checkbook, you’d know that most of my time and energy and money goes towards areas of Faith, Family and Fitness.   And yes, I do try to keep them in that order, although when I ask Anna if I can buy a new Triathlon bike it might skew the numbers on that a bit…

I’ve worn a lot of different hats in my life both in life and leadership.   I was in full-time church ministry for most of my adult career until 2007.  Boy did I time that one right!   During that time I also did quite a bit in the area of mortgage financing and music as well.   I am a partner and owner of a company called TBAB.  (It stands for: To Be a Blessing)  It’s a group of smaller companies that are all in the health care and home care related fields.   Here in Oregon I work for a company called Ministry Coaching International.  I lead the Marketing department, assist in Sales and am a Professional coach with them as well.

I’m keeping this simple and hopefully short.   I love connecting so if you have questions or want to know more about me, you can always get in touch.

Oh, I do live my life pretty intentionally and use a couple of tools to do that.   One is the Bible and the other is what I call a LifePlan.   If you’d like to see a copy, let me know, I’m happy to share it with you.  Below is my vision statement in case you’re interested.

Personal success will be achieving, at the end of my life, deep meaningful intimacy with my God, my wife, my family and many whom I meet along the way. Life will be full of rich memories of adventure, shared experiences, and growth. Success will be defined by a great marriage that is vibrant, playful, alive and youthful and by great friends, men and women whom I’ve influenced and inspired, who’ve done the same in me, shared life with and gone to battle with; to become more, to achieve more and to be Jesus on this earth in this time. I will have spent myself in connecting people, creating meaningful partnerships and bringing value to others, being faithful to God and a generous steward of all His rich abundant blessing.

4 Responses to “ME”

  1. 1 dave February 8, 2009 at 8:53 am

    hey man, just found your blog, looks very interesting! Will definitely keep coming back.

    also would be interested to see your “LifePlan” – I’ve been thinking about that for a while.

    Come over my place at some point 🙂

    Keep on blogging!

  2. 2 Keith Barger February 19, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve seen your name on several sites I frequent and I’ve been wondering a strange question. Ever live in Kansas?

    Like I said, strange question. Interesting blog either way. Following in Google Reader.


  3. 3 Andrew Burnett August 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    … great visionstatement!!

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