2-3 minutes for $10,000.00

Happy Friday! I hope my note finds you well and in good spirits. I am actually writing this time to ask a favor of you. All in all, about 2-3 minutes of your time could make a $10,000.00 difference – today’s the only day you can help.

As most of you know, I am on staff at theNorthGate, located in Downtown Dayton. The good news is that we have been selected as ONE of TEN (out of hundreds) businesses eligible to win $10,000.00 worth of much needed office equipment.


The winner will be determined by votes. Whichever business gets the most votes wins.

Currently, we are in third place and therefore could really use your help! The process is simple and only takes 2-3 minutes. Here’s how you do it…

1. Go to www.momnet.com

2. Click on vote (green button with white check mark.)

3. Click on register if it’s your 1st time or login if it’s not. If you are registering: Fill out your registration, choose your password and verify your email address. (They will send a verification to your email) If you are returning log in with your email address and the password you chose.

4. Choose: Dayton

5. Vote for Miami Valley Life Alliance

Miami Valley Life Alliance is an important part of theNorthGate that focuses on the alleviation of poverty throughout the Miami Valley.

I appreciate your time and would be super grateful for your help.

See you soon!

The Real Why


This past week one of my dear friends received the phone call that no parent wants to receive – his college aged son had been riding his bicycle when he was struck by a car.

Within hours, the prognosis went from unsure to doubtful, and within a day my friend’s son was headed home to be with Jesus.

Unfortunately, this is the third time in 10 years that I have had close friends have a child go home to be with the Lord. The thoughts and emotions as you would imagine are overwhelming. The pain you feel for your friends hurts so bad that it becomes tangible. Read more…

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We often live in a box and can’t help it. As humans, our daily routine tends to deaden our awareness to what’s going on around us. However, there’s an enormous amount of energy and excitement reserved for those who get their eyes up over the edge of “how it’s always been”, to see what can be. Here are 4 ways to have an out-of-the-box Easter: Read more…

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Do I really give a sh!t about the poor is a question I’ve been forced to answer over the last few years and I think I’m finally ready to write about it. The truth is… Read more…

Tiny But Treacherous


I don’t trust my tastebuds. Tiny but treacherous they always tell me what they want more than what I need. And they never learn. The carbs and cookies kill me every time but that doesn’t seem to matter to them. As long as they get what they want they’ll let the fat, fatigue and brain fog fend for themselves.

Here are a few things you didn’t know about your tastebuds and what I’m doing to get mine under control: Read more…

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