REEL REPLAY| Kauai

If you follow either Jess or myself on Instagram, you probably saw that we went on a family trip to Kauai recently. It was a great trip, though it may have highlighted some chapters being turned in our lives.

Pacific Ocean sunset looking over Queen's Bath in Princeville, HI on the island of Kauai

We traveled there with Elijah, Jess’s parents and her sister Krista. It was a nearly full van, especially the first and last day with all our luggage.… Read the rest

It’s not my job

“It’s not my job!”

Have you heard that lately? Said that lately? Well I’ve said both, felt both and possibly encouraged both. Why is that? Is it necessarily even a bad thing? Let’s dive in!

Let’s start off with determining the validity of the statement. There are times for the statement, “It’s not my job” to be used in realistic, productive way.… Read the rest

Up-ended Routines

This winter, I was on the schedule to serve at our church. The roads were dicey due to some recent snow storms, but I had missed nearly a month of services because of travel, work or bad weather, so I shoveled the driveway, brushed off the car and got our little family on the road.… Read the rest

REEL Replay | Nepal 2018

It’s been nearly a year since I went on a trip to Nepal and while late, I finally did a recap video. Now this is just a piece of the work, with more to come later. It was great to relive my time there. I went there with my good friend Andy Holm to trial run a dream of ours to make an organization that helps businesses that are dedicated to reaching into their respective communities and making an impact.… Read the rest

What’s your outlook?

My goodness! “Where do I go from here?” Have you said that, felt that, ACTED on that? The helplessness builds in your psyche like a consuming fire, devouring what was once good. Perhaps you’re at a dead-end job, struggling to get a business off the ground or trying to get married or have children.… Read the rest

Keep it rolling

Bridger Mountain Range
Standing at the top of the world, your path is all laid out, you just need to take a step.

I have been at this whole multimedia side-hustle thing for a while now. I started off in high school making slideshow presentations for graduation ceremonies, homecoming events and recap videos for mission trips.… Read the rest

TIDB: The Oregon Coast Video

TIDB

Things I Didn’t Blog, is is a post series for me (Brent) to share things I’ve nearly forgot about, and definitely didn’t blog.

As many of you know, this year, on May 17th, we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. Due to work scheduling, I couldn’t take any time off around that date, but I was able to secure a week off in June.… Read the rest

Let’s talk about momentum

It’s all about getting started, all you need is a push.

The goal is to harness movement and let it carry you through the obstacles that life invariably provides. What is hard is when you’ve been sitting still for too long. Obstacles that used to seem like mole hills, now feel like mountains.… Read the rest

Running: Conflicted Passion

I’ve been running off and on now for years. My earliest memories are from Jr. High, running track and field in the Spring and cross-country in the Fall. I loved running, I just loved it. It wasn’t that I was a driven, competitive athlete, but that I just could go for miles, stuck in my own head.… Read the rest

Dubai

Part 2 of my adventure to Nepal with Approach Intl.

We got into Dubai in the late evening. The flight was long, but not too bad. We both got good naps and felt pretty good upon arrival. Andy booked us a hotel just off the airport for our layover. After going through immigration, getting my stuff searched through, shuttling to the hotel and dropping off our bags, we headed into the city to see some sights.… Read the rest

The Meetup

Part 1 of many about my adventure to Nepal with Approach Intl.

Andy was flying in from Bozeman, and I was joining him in Seattle. It was a four hour drive up from The Dalles, so I was able to get in a bit of last minute time with my family before leaving them for two weeks.Read the rest