Read the Bible with me this Year!

Originally posted on Troy Jonathan Ritchie:
Happy New Year!  A chance to start anew with resolutions that may or may not stick, two, three, or four days after you start them. I’d love for you to join me in reading the Bible in 2015.  It’s an easy plan that takes about 5-10 minutes a day.…

Buy My House!

My family and I are having to move closer to the city and will be leaving our beautiful home in Monroe.  It’s priced to sell ($525k) with new carpet and a fresh coat of paint.  Everything has been moved out and it’s ready to move in! Also, if you come without a realtor, we’ll give…

The Iowa Law

Not long ago I remember some of my friends mocking me for suggesting that law would regulate what preachers can say from the pulpit. Preachers being arrested for what others called “hate speech.”  My friends called me crazy and that gay marriage has nothing to do with me – or the church. Well, as I predicted,…

2016 NFL Playoffs Prediction – Kansas City VS Houston

Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) at Houston Texans (9-7) “Houston we have a problem.” The Houston Texans, winners of the AFC South, host the hottest team in football the Alex Smith led Kansas City Chiefs.  Do you remember when the Chiefs were last in the playoffs?  It was 2014 and Andrew Luck brought the Indianapolis Colts…

The Final Countdown

The Kickstarter Campaign is finishing in 8 hours and we are well short of our $4,000 goal.  I’ve talked it over with our team and to make one final push we are including the debut EP by Once & Again released in the fall of next year. Once & Again? TJR:?  What’s going on Troy?…

Introducing Christina Lovett

The final video segment done by the Boat Rocker Records team for our Kickstarter campaign was around my answer to their question about singing with Christina Lovett.  Christina and I have been collaborating with my music since 2002.  She was the one that joined me at the local coffee shops in Seattle with crowds of…

Salt the Band: The story behind the break up

This is the third video segment of our Kickstarter campaign for my upcoming album For We Wrestle.  Boat Rocker Records CEO and Founder Joe Nicholson was a big Salt the Band fan and made sure to have his team ask me about my experience while with the group. As I mention in the video, it…

The For We Wrestle Project

Boat Rocker Records came to my work to interview me on our upcoming full album release For We Wrestle.  Below is our first video segment that describes why we are wrapping this up now. It was a fun experience chatting with the BRR team, there are four video segments that tell a story of my…

I’m a Sales Professional

“I love sales.” It took me 18 years to say those words and 20 years before I actually believed it. My first sale came in the cafeteria as an elementary student in Keaau, HI. I liked candy and my classmates would pay me a nickle to take their dirty tray to the trash bin so…

2015 NFL PLAYOFFS – PACKERS VS SEAHAWKS

  PACKERS (13-4) AT SEAHAWKS (13-4) “Only fitting that they’re starting the game at 12.”  Seattle Seahawk coach Pete Carroll says with a smile in his weekly press conference.  That’s the difference between someone on a path to being 100% positive 100% of the time to actually being 100% positive 100% of the time.  …

Describe your musical style

If someone where to ask me:  Describe your musical style. My answer would be:  The Chuck Norris of Christian music. Here’s why.  There are times playing sports that when the game is first started I’m in a haze.  I’m running back and forth and even starting to draw a sweat but I’m still getting my bearings to…

The Passing of a Friend

It’s 7:15pm on Sunday, August 17, 2014.  I probably shouldn’t be writing a blog right now because of how frustrated I am of this day.  Today is the second full day home with the kids while Lindsay is away enjoying her girls weekend out.  My crutch of a babysitter, the TV, is not available this…