One way to see if you have the right kind of faith

Faith. We’re all very familiar with this word, but did you know there are different kinds of faith? I’ll use an illustration from my profession to demonstrate. In the electrical field, a fear of heights is something that you have to overcome. From scaffolding to scissor lifts, working up in the air comes with the … Continue reading One way to see if you have the right kind of faith

How we got the New Testament: lessons from a jack chain

Rewires are a necessary evil in the electrical business. They are messy, difficult jobs that require fishing wires through walls at various stages. There are several ways to accomplish this. From simply pushing the wire down to cutting holes in the walls, there are many tricks of the trade to accomplish this. Some walls can … Continue reading How we got the New Testament: lessons from a jack chain

What I learned about morality from an electrical inspection

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash A few years ago, I was upgrading the electrical service on my uncle’s house. He had one existing panel and he wanted to add an additional panel. This required upgrading the service from 200 amps to 400 amps. We built the new service next to the existing one. We … Continue reading What I learned about morality from an electrical inspection

Troubleshooting Truth – Step 5 Keep Common Items In Stock

When I was working in the field as a service electrician, I hated going to the supply house. If I was on a job site, I wanted to finish and move onto the next job. How did I prevent a trip to the supply house? I kept common times in stock. From receptacles to switches … Continue reading Troubleshooting Truth – Step 5 Keep Common Items In Stock

Troubleshooting Truth – Step 3 Interview the Owner

Over my many years of troubleshooting in the electrical field, one of the first things I would do would be to interview the owner. I could glean a lot of information that could possibly shorten the repair process. "Where were you at when it happened?" "Did you do anything right before the problem occurred?" "Have … Continue reading Troubleshooting Truth – Step 3 Interview the Owner

M&M Moments: Guiding Hand

Every Saturday in the fall, college football fans migrate to their favorite team's campus in hopes of a victory. I come from Bulldog country and the red and black runs deep. My wife and I recently started taking our young twin girls on these journeys and it's been a joy to watch the events unfold … Continue reading M&M Moments: Guiding Hand

M&M Moments: Can I Sit With You?

"Can I sit with you?" It's phrase I've heard hundreds of times in the past few years. I usually hear it at a restaurant near the end of a meal. It's a request that comes from one if not both of my twin daughters. They love to snuggle and sit in the lap of my … Continue reading M&M Moments: Can I Sit With You?

Assessing the Situation

It was a warm Friday afternoon and I was just finishing a long day at work. I was working at the local Ford dealership when I saw the clouds rolling in. I could tell by the way they looked that a bad storm was rolling in. The high clouds were moving in a different direction … Continue reading Assessing the Situation

M&M Moments: Clean Slate

We recently bought our twin girls, Mattie and Macie, a set of cheap magna doodles. My wife purchased them at a local store for three dollars. The girls loved them. Mattie especially loved hers and she wanted to take it everywhere she went. She held it while she ate, took in the car and she … Continue reading M&M Moments: Clean Slate

M&M Moments: Bloody Lip

It was a typical night at our house. Lauren was busy cooking, and I was emptying the dishwasher or doing whatever I could to help. All the while, the twins were playing under our feet. They love to play in the kitchen. They explore the cabinets where we keep their food and they play with … Continue reading M&M Moments: Bloody Lip