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Happy 10th Birthday son!

Where have I been?

Where have I been? Not sure sometimes. Thing can move so fast with so many things pulling in different directions that you just feel tired at the end of the day. It's not always physical time that is required but... Continue Reading →

When death strikes again!

Rhythm In Life


I lost my biological mother at the age of 3. This summer I turn 34, it’s been years since mama passed on; went to be with the Lord. For those long years, I have watched my grandma grieve mama; her baby girl.

Today, I lost one of the many women that raised and nurtured me. A woman that pointed me to Christ when I was over come with bitterness of a heavy world; my maternal grandmother. Grandma was the last of those women. As of today those women are all no more in this life but I have hope in Christ.

For years I would run to my grandma pouring out my heavy heart. With high expectations of her feeding my anger/bitterness, grandma would gently pull up her Bible, take my hand and read to me “truth” that I didn’t feel was fair in that season of my life. Grandma…

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Baby girl turns 8!

Brewed Thoughts – Ephesians 1:7-8

Rhythm In Life


Ephesians 1:7-8

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight.

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Toxic Masculinity

Toxic Masculinity has nothing to do with masculinity at all. It is boiled up in selfish human desire to please ones self above anyone else. This behavior is truly toxic but is not subjective to man or woman alone, its... Continue Reading →

Baby step #1 – $1000 emergency fund

Tip for Tax Time

Tax time is back and here is a good tip.

RIL Man Stuff!

Its that time of the year to start thinking about taxes. When life was easy we were generally done by now but with a more diverse portfolio and a small business it takes a little longer to get ready. I’m not just talking about the paper work even though that is a large part of it.  I’m talking about getting ready to let go of some money to great old Uncle Sam. We tend to owe a little every year as contracting full time and small business part time can cause some fluctuation in income. The end result is generally owing the old guy a little bit.  So this year as we have been working the numbers we realized something that may end up saving us a lot on taxes.We had not contributed anything to my wife’s IRA but the good news is that we still can until April 18th…

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The Dave Ramsey Diet

When we were on our debt free journey, we found ourselves getting very creative in the kitchen. Here are a few of our more memorable ones.

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