Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I've Moved to a New Location

I figured it was time to get a proper Wordpress site up and running, so click on the link below to follow me there.

See you soon!


Monday, February 9, 2015

Father-Son Review of American Sniper (movie) Episode 48 FTQA

In this episode, Jerry and Jacob have a father-son discussion about the movie American Sniper. We actually recorded this conversation right after we saw the movie on January 24. The following was also discussed:

Jacob didn’t realize that American Sniper was based on a real life person, Chris Kyle. Seeing the funeral footage at the end of the movie was what really drove the movie home for Jacob and I. For those who have only seen a military funeral from what is shown in the movies and television, you have never seen or heard the roll call portion of the ceremony.

During roll call, the top non-commissioned officer calls out names in alphabetical order of soldiers in that deceased soldier’s unit. Each person responds with a loud and proud, “Here, Sergeant!” until the deceased soldier’s name is called, “Private Smith!” Silence. “Private John Smith!” Silence. “PRIVATE JOHN DOE SMITH!” Silence for a moment, then a 21-gun salute is fired off followed by “Taps.” Final Roll Call for SGT Christopher Kuhl [YouTube]

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Speakers Announced for the 2015 Corpus Christi Weekend to Remember

The speakers have been announced for the May 29-31, 2015 Weekend to Remember marriage getaway in Corpus Christi hosted by FamilyLife.

For those who are not familiar with Weekend to Remember, and what it can do to strengthen and re-energize your marriage, take a moment to watch this 2 1/2-minute video.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Getting Old...Cremation? Episode 47 FTQA

In this episode, Jerry and Olivia have a husband-wife discussion about the following:

  • Being Emma-whelmed
  • Emma’s new role with Corpus Christi Ballet
  • How to treat your spouse after attending a marriage conference
  • Why 50:50 in marriage does not work, and what does
  • Speaker announcement for Corpus Christi Weekend to Remember, May 29-31, 2015
  • How does Jerry feel about his life at 39?
  • Bury me or cremate me? Where would you spread the ashes?
  • We’ll finally talk about Jacob, Track & Baseball seasons
  • Weekend to Remember marriage getaway; (Discount) Group Name: CorpusChristi

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pointe Shoes and Cyberbullying - Episode 46 FTQA

(0:15) Emma, aka “my special guest,” has danced in multiple productions of the Corpus Christi Ballet, makes purses out of Black Friday newspapers ads (and duct tape,) and once said that tap dancing was not a cool trick!
She went back and reinforced it with duct tape though so it'd be usable.
(1:22) Emma shares with me her road trip experience with Olivia (Dee,) Aunt Rose (Dee,) and Grammies to buy a new pair of pointe shoes from Dorothy’s Dance Shop in the Ventura Plaza Shopping Center in San Antonio, Texas. Here’s the story of why they made the trip.

Friday, January 23, 2015

My Interview with Christopher Lewis on Dad of Divas

Christopher Lewis from DadofDivas.com reached out to me for an interview on his series titled “Dads in the Limelight” which showcases other dad bloggers. You can connect with Christopher on his blog or you can catch him every Thursday evening on a Twitter #DadChat.

Read the interview by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How to Set Up Your Own Group for Weekend to Remember

Originally posted on 3/4/2012 (Updated 1/21/2015)

What is a Group Name for FamilyLife Weekend to Remember?
In short, a Group Name is like a tailored discount code that is linked to you. It is FamilyLife's way of saying thank you for inviting couples to attend the Weekend to Remember marriage getaways around the United States. A Group Name is also another way that FamilyLife can equip you to to create your own homebuilders ministry among your sphere of influence. 

Why Set Up a Group Name:
  • Help your friends to register for a Weekend to Remember Getaway at a great discount!
  • Every 5 registered couples creates a complimentary couple's registration. Use those free registrations to strengthen your own marriage, or give them away to family and friends. My wife and I do both. 
How to Set Up a Group Name:
  1. Enter your email address, and click "Submit"
  2. You'll receive an error message that says you do not have an account with FamilyLife, don't panic. Click on the blue button that reads "Click here to create an account."
  3. Fill out the provided forms, and choose a name for your group. That's it!
Make note of your username and password. 

Return to http://gcmobile.familylife.com/ to log in and check how many people have registered using your Group Name. 

You can request or download promotional materials from your GC Mobile site.

Start inviting people to a Weekend to Remember Getaway, and direct them to www.FamilyLife.com/Weekend. 

Be sure to remind them to use your Group Name to get that special group rate.