The Lynyrd Skynyrd song, “Simple Man,” has really started to resonate with me. It talks about taking your time, not living too fast, knowing that trouble will come and knowing that there is “someone” up above. My hope is that together we can become people that love and understand ourselves and value the important things… God and the people we love. You see, I’m a husband, dad, grandpa, pastor, and a man trying to live a simplified life in a very busy world. I’ve had many experiences and have tried many things. I’ve pursued the “golden ring” in the corporate world… tried to get away from it all through mountain climbing, backpacking and hiking… been laid off… been a car salesman to make a living in between… met with presidents of corporations… had to fire people… been quoted in magazines… was a TV anchor on a corporate network… led a governor’s coalition… built two houses… got stuck in the mud with a Jeep… was Winnie the Pooh in a play… lived from the east coast to the west and from the north to the south… have won an international photography competition… anything but a simple life. But, I have come to realize that simpler is better. Join me in my journey as I continue to learn how to become a simple kind of man.