Why we Participate in Lent

Lindsay and I were married in May of 2000. In the spring of 2001, Pastor Joe Fuiten of Cedar Park church offered the congregation something to give up for Lent. It was television. [Gasp] “Television? Was he serious?” I asked Lindsay. Pastor Fuiten went on to explain that for every hour you watch television, spend…

A valuable confirmation from The Nature Boy

The other day I was browsing through channels and came across a 30 for 30 documentary about a popular professional wrestler, The Nature Boy – wooooo – Ric Flair. Growing up in the 80’s I was a fan of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) which is now called the WWE.  My parents didn’t know where…

Down 20-7 we comeback and win 21-20!

“Time-Out” I shouted from the sideline.  One of the players as they walked by said, “we can’t do it, they are just too tall!” “OK,” I said, “I’m going to grab the ref and tell him we forfeit, that we don’t want to play because the other team is too tall.” “No, we want to…

Why I’m a Filmmaker

I love movies.  I love eating popcorn. These two admissions is not why I’m a filmmaker. The other day I sat to watch a movie.  Had my popcorn in hand with just the right amount of salt and surprisingly the previews were still playing.  Normally I arrive a little late and miss the previews. It was…

Dead for 45 (the other ones)

Yesterday I launched Dead for 45 a movie about my dad passing told by me and the kids. I was sending out the link to other friends of mine and when I went on YouTube to find it I found there were other video segments about those that were dead for 45 minutes. Here are…

Watch my First Movie!

The movie is down below, but read the background, it’s long but worth your time. I’m busy.  Like all the time busy. I’ve been criticized for it. Been told that I shouldn’t be this busy but I’m learning to ignore the noise. Currently I have a Full time job Started a hot and innovative startup…

The meaning behind the name TJR:

In the second video segment on the Kickstarter campaign Boat Rocker Records executives asked about the meaning behind the name TJR: Salt was at it’s peak and after our guitarist left I wrote my first worship song called Happily Ever After.  Those days I presented new music to the members in Salt so they could…

The Enemy of Love is PRIDE

In all of time the most treacherous enemy of love has been and always will be PRIDE. Birthed with a conscious volition and unquenchable thirst to be worshiped, PRIDE arrived with a vengeance. For the Creator loved to create uniquely different elements of wonder that all operated together for his glory and it was PRIDE…

The Anticlimactic Miracle?

The one thing that I have to get used to with my youngest son Colt James:  He fits his name.  Colt James is the type of name you see on the gridiron or a country western movie.  He is fearless and as tough as they come.  So when he dove into the couch last night…