From Left - Rodrigo, Teresa, Joni, Claudio, Jackson, Luis, Bernardo The most wonderful aspect of my recent trip to Portugal was the people. Starting with my team of John Kelso, Scott Wilkins and Jackson Crate; I could not have picked a better group of men to go on a mission trip with. Each one has … Continue reading New Friends!
The hope is that my visit last week to Lisbon, Portugal will become a marker in my life that I am able to reflect back on as a changing point in my life. We all have those moments in life that take place and at the time, seem life changing and we intend to change … Continue reading Here’s to New Chapters
International Sports Federation has been around for 25 years. Their mission is simple. To change the world through sports. To learn more about them and the work they do around the world, here is a link to their website - ISF. John Kelso, a friend of mine since middle school and his wife Cathy are … Continue reading Portugal Mission Trip – Intro
Dear Friends and Family, It is no secret that I have always been passionate about sports, not some, but basically all sports. If its being judged or someone's keeping score, then there is a good chance I have either been a referee, coached or played it! Additionally, I think most people know I have always … Continue reading Passion meets purpose
Since I was 5 years old I have been involved in sports of some kind. Over the years I have played baseball, basketball, football, golf, tennis, swimming, bowling, and the last five years, cycling. I've never been great in any particular sport but I can hold my own in any of them. Obviously, as the … Continue reading #Chasing25 – the physical side
I don't know the exact date but sometime in mid-November I found myself starting to step on a scale and in my mind, I was expecting the read out to be 218 or maybe 220. Nurse looks up and says "235, that's the heaviest we've ever weighed you at". I was in slight shock thinking … Continue reading #Chasing 25 – getting started
A Beautiful Morning You Were A sky so blue, rose with the morning dew The air so clean, so fresh A morning so bright, so warm In an instant it was changed The promise of a beautiful day Gave way to senseless hate and rage Years have passed since that senseless day When so … Continue reading Broken Promise!
I mentioned a couple a weeks ago that as I continue on this journey of #chasing25 that I would also be sharing snippets into my spiritual discoveries as well as chronicling my physical pursuits. I actually wasn't planning on sharing one this early but yesterday I heard a sermon that I haven't been able to … Continue reading Abide in Me
I've had several conversations over the last month or so where I have found myself giving a description of the type of person I am. In these cases I have described myself as being an introverted extroverted person. Huh? I know it doesn't sound right so here's a little more explanation of what I mean. … Continue reading Being Public but Private
Hi there. I know its been a long time since I've posted anything. Today I am starting a new series of posts entitled #Chasing25. Chasing 25 is something I created a couple of months ago as a tongue in cheek tag line to describe the new fitness journey I had begun back in March of … Continue reading #Chasing25