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THE LIFE THAT MANY WILL NOT UNDERSTAND (except for most of my friends ) I own a motorcycle because of a personal life choice. One day when I am very old and when I can not ride anymore, it will be... Continue Reading →

Happy 10th Birthday son!

When death strikes again!

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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

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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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Tip for Tax Time

Tax time is back and here is a good tip.

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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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Brewed Thoughts – O Come, All Ye Faithful

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1 O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come, and behold Him, born the King of angels!

O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord!

2 Sing, choirs of angels; sing in exultation;
sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest![Refrain]

3 Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv’n!
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!


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Grandpa (Tell Me ’bout the Good Old Days) – McMillan Family

My kiddos with papa

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We had an amazing thanksgiving weekend with our family. Amongst all the beautiful moments, our baby girl wanted to sing with her papa. Over the years he has played guitar to the grand babies and I know that those memories are for a life time. Our boy loves drumming and oh well, he took the part in this beautiful duet.

It’s just beautiful sharing moments like these that can never be compared to anything else in this world. I am thankful for the love our children share with their papa(Grandpa)

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Marriage and Finances

Timeless post from my wife and a great reminder this upcoming holiday season.

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As we approach the holidays I can’t help but think about finances especially in Marriage. I know that this may be an elephant in the room around this time of the year and most would rather forget it until January when reality hits. We have been there and I know how that game goes. It’s sweet now but can turn sour come January when all the bills pile up.

My husband and I come from two very different understandings about finances. I was raised to depend on my dad as the provider of every $$ or shilling in my case. And my only job as a teenager was working for my dad.

When I needed money, I asked my dad. Don’t get me wrong, at times he gave it to me and many times he said no. So, I knew then and for a fact know now that money does…

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