We Just Bought Our First Home! Now What?


It is official … we are homeowners! Buying a home is the biggest financial decision most people will ever make and we wanted to do it right. So my wife and I did a lot of research. We wanted to make the best decisions and hopefully avoid common mistakes. I have shared a lot of that research with you in the post, “Should I Buy or Rent a House? The Complete Guide.” But having book knowledge is much different from experiential knowledge.

They say that hind sight is 20/20. So, now that we have actually gone through the process, I have a few things we learned that I would like to share with you over the next few weeks. First up … the truth about the 15 year mortgage.

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Jesus’ Road Map To Greatness


As I recall, it was a very hot day at the Massidonia Seventh-day Adventist church in South Andros, The Bahamas. My father was retiring from formal pastorial ministry and that weekend had been devoted to him. The speaker for the day was Dr. Michael Toote. His sermon title … “Be Great.” I can still remember the main point of this sermon and it has stuck with me.

He told the story of Matthew 20:21 where the mother of Zebedee’s children (James and John) came to Jesus and asked Him to let one of them sit on His right and the other on His left hand in His kingdom.

These disciples and their mother had the desire to be great; a desire that is often frowned upon in the Christian community. But what I did not noticed is that Jesus never rebuked them for their desire to become great. He simple says … what you are asking is not mine to give.

Why was there no rebuke?

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From Good To Great

From Good To Great

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” This quotation has been attributed to different people including Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain, Zamberletti of the Vikings … [Continue reading]

God Is Not Like A Vending Machine … Or Is He?

God Is Not Like A Vending Machine … Or Is He?

Okay I am willing to admit it, I had the munchies! I strolled down the corridor of my work place headed for the one place I knew held the solution to my problem. Ah, there it was. My eyes sparkled as they shifted from side to side scanning the … [Continue reading]

How To Get Rich Slowly


I found out something very disappointing this week. My children (ages 2 and 6) are not living up to their potential. I saw a video featuring a two year old writing out their 2, 3 and 4 multiplication tables. Then there were the videos of kids reading … [Continue reading]

Why Does Good Food Taste Bad?

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I can’t believe that I found this! It is an old Chef Boyardee commercial that I saw when I was a kid. It is one of my favorite TV commercials of all time. And I actually found a YouTube link! It takes place in Piacenza, Italy, 1904 and is absolutely … [Continue reading]