Category: Random

March 5, 2017

Home Construction in the US, January 2017

Home Building Estimates has released a new infographic on home construction in the United States. Check out a preview below and click the link to see the detailed infographic. Please share it!

April 13, 2013


I know it’s the wrong time of year for this, but do you recall the Joni Mitchell song, River? It’s coming on Christmas They’re cutting down trees They’re putting up reindeer And singing songs of joy and peace Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on Somehow that song resonates with me right now. I’m so hard to handle I’m selfish […]

August 1, 2012

Setting Goals

Goals. So many of us have some hazy ideas that we refer to as goals, but how many of us accomplish them? How many of us even go so far as to turn them into something solid and truly commit to them? We say things like, “my goal is to lose weight,” or, “my goal is to visit Rome,” but somehow we never make it. […]

July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

To my friends in the USA, I wish you a happy and healthy Independence Day. May we remember today the sacrifices of so many who made possible the freedoms that we enjoy.

April 23, 2012

Giveaway: “Poke the Box” by Seth Godin

About a year ago I read a fantastic book by Seth Godin called Poke the Box. The publisher describes the book as such: Poke the Box is a manifesto by bestselling author Seth Godin that just might make you uncomfortable. It’s a call to action about the initiative you’re taking— in your job or in your life. Godin knows that one of our scarcest resources […]

November 14, 2011

Flood Victims in Pakistan Need Your Help

I recently received a distressing email from Javed Irshad, who, with his family, runs a Christian ministry in Pakistan, reaching out to Pakistani children. Here is what Javed shared: Dear Brother Nate, Christians in Pakistan are in “grievous distress” as large swathes of Pakistan are once again submerged in water. Serious flooding has forced thousands of people into emergency camps where facilities are poor and […]

August 12, 2011

Only 144 Hours

How would you like to save a boat load of money on ministry resources? I recently learned about though Tony Morgan Live. offers “epic 144 hour sales” for churches. It’s kind of like Groupon for Christian ministries. The concept is awesome and the savings are HUGE! For example, the site is launching a deal today that includes $1,074 worth of children’s ministry resources for […]

July 14, 2011

The Ultimate Journey by Jim Stovall (audiobook)

How do you define success? In The Ultimate Journey, Jim Stovall’s third novel following the life of Jason Stevens, the reader takes a look at this question through the life of Jason’s grandfather, Red. As Jason and his new bride, Alexia, begin their journey together, we are given a glimpse into true success through the eyes of Red’s personal chauffeur and through Red’s diary. This is done […]

April 18, 2011

Max On Life by Max Lucado

“Should I trust the advice of my non-Christian parents?” “If I’m not called to be a minister, can my life count for Christ?” “How do I teach my children humility without harming their self-esteem?” “How do I know if I’m in love?” These, in a nutshell, are just a few of the 171 questions that pastor and best-selling author Max Lucado answers in his most […]

November 8, 2010

Power outage

We lost our electricity last night at around midnight and regained it sometime between 2:30 and 3:00 this afternoon. I posted to my blog shortly before 1:00 this afternoon. Isn’t scheduled posting a wonderful thing? 🙂