Merry Christmas!

Today is not part of my normal posting schedule but I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. May your day be blessed as you spend it with your family and friends.

There are two things that I would like to share with you today. I hope you  do not mind.

The first is this beautiful rendition of Silent Night by my friend Brandon. He was kind enough to allow me to embed the song on my page and share it with you.

As you listen to Silent Night please think about the reason for this day. We are celebrating the day of our saviors birth.

I hope you enjoy this treat.

Silent Night by Brandon by bigbsite

The other item I would like to share with you is my guest post at I hope you find the post insightful.(Sorry, it looks like the guest post has been delayed. I will updated once the post is live.)

12 Things You May Not Know About Me

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Seeing as today is December 12th, the twelfth day of the twelfth month, I wanted to do a special post.

I am going to make the post more personal and give you a glimpse into who I am. Today, you will learn of my likes, my history, and my past.

Prepare for twelve things you may not know about me.


  1. I have a deep love of music:
    My musical tastes run a wide gamut. From Third Day, to Casting Crowns, to MxPx, or Squad Five-O. I have a love of all things musical.

    Growing up, there was rarely a weekend that I was not at a concert. There were several great venues that bands were able to play at. The most memorable concert venues were The Underground in Jenison, Skelletones in downtown Grand Rapids, and Palmer Hall in Muskegon.

Wildlife In The City

There’s always things that I’m surprised by. One of those is wildlife in the city. Having been born and raised in the city, I rarely saw any wild animals in the city. Normally I would see squirrels, birds, or a rabbit.

That is until recently.

Within the last year or two, I’ve spotted lots of different wildlife. Just last week, my wife and I were on our way home from the movies when we decided to take a ride down by the lake. On our way home we came across two deer in front of someones house. I was driving and didn’t notice the deer. My wife pointed at the deer and I just had to stop.

5 Ways You Can Add Spice To Your Boring Day Job

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We’ve all been there. It’s another day doing the same thing at your job and you’re about to nod off to sleep. You’re wondering what you can do to stay awake and break this boredom.

Today, I’ll share five ideas on how to break the boredom of the office. Some of these we’ve done in our own office, others just sound interesting.


I’ll be listing these in my order of least favorite to most favorite.

5. Exit Your Desk And Mingle: Engaging in conversation can break the doldrums of the office blues. You never know what could happen when you strike up a conversation. Something a coworker says could spark an idea for the project you’re working on or you may find that you have something in common with a coworker that you never knew about. It’s a great way to get your creative juices flowing.

The Storms In Our Lives

Copyright Pamela LalondeLast night I arrived home from work and my wife, Pamela, wanted to go for a walk. Almost immediately after she asked this, a boom of thunder could be heard. So much for our walk tonight. However, there was an alternative. We decided to drive down to Lake Michigan and watch the storm come across the lake.

We arrived at the lake within 5 minutes and prepared to watch this awesome storm come in. However, when we arrived, the pouring rain had turned to a drizzle and the dark clouds  had become light. The storm was over and we missed most of it.

While the rain and darkness had passed us by, there was still quite a wind on the lake and we were pleased to see two kite boarders take advantage of the wind. They were able to gain quite a bit of speed and do some impressive aerial tricks. Another brave soul had brought his kayak out to the lake and paddled out into the water. His skill and strength were amazing as he battled and overcame waves that were 5-10 feet tall and crashing towards him.