I’m a 37-year old father of two wonderful boys – Jack (7) and Charlie (3). I’m a husband to an amazing woman that I truly don’t deserve. My wife Tracey has made me a better man and has – in encouraging, inspiring and accompanying me in my walk with our Lord and Savior – saved my life. She’s brought me to everything that is important in this life … Christ (ironically, SHE was the one that was without Him when we married), the love of a family and a much-needed change in perspective. So, thank you, baby girl. I owe my life and salvation to Him, of course – but you’ve
played a part you’ll maybe never understand in keeping me focused and on the path. And aside from Christ, you and the boys have given my life purpose.
I grew up in Memphis, TN, where I spent the first 18 years of my life before heading off to Martin, TN, where I spent five years earning a degree in Broadcast/Journalism from the University of Tennessee-Martin. It was there that I met Tracey.
Afterwards, I spent 6 1/2 years in professional baseball and 3 1/2 as a PR director at a wonderful agency (CS2 – then, Sossaman + Associates) in downtown Memphis. Since leaving there to sell real estate, in what has turned out to be both the worst and best
decision of my life (I’ll explain later), it’s been, well … a real adventure.
Our family is currently in Murfreesboro, TN and I work as a publicist at Thomas Nelson Publishers – the world’s 7th largest publishing house and largest Christian publisher. Tracey is at home with Charlie, while Jack is in school.
These last few years have kicked my relationship with – and understanding of – Christ into overdrive. It’s these daily conversations with Him and the wisdom He’s imparted upon me via tremendous hardships, that I hope to impart upon my two little men, and all men, through this blog. The few things I think I’m figuring out, I’d just like to pass along.
Love to hear from you. As I say in my first blog, community and conversation is where we get it all figured out … when we give words, ideas, thoughts LIFE.
A few other things about me:
Unapologetic and absolutely fanatical Memphis Tigers (since 1982), Pittsburgh Steelers (1979), St.Louis Cardinals (1982) and Memphis Grizzlies (2001) fan.
Unapologetically and staunchly conservative.
Passionate, loyal, creative.
Love golf, camping, fishing, reading, writing, baseball, basketball, autumn, traveling, being on the water and photography.