Every year Caley and I sit down to reflect upon the year and dream about the future. This year we didn’t sit in a coffee shop for a few hours like we normally do. Instead we sat at our dining room table and all day on and off when time permitted between Emma time, we […]Read more "How Caley & I prepare for the New Year // 2015 Edition #PorterCast"
Every evening when I head home to work , I see a gentlemen whose truck is wrapped with his company’s info. His profession? Fencing. So the first thing I looked at was his fence. To my surprise it had gaps in it, part of it is leaning, and the fence in general wasn’t anything special. […]Read more "Cracks //"
On our dining room table sits my 3rd Great-Grandfather’s Remington typewriter. Our family tells stories of how on Saturday nights he would go into the back room and type away for his Sunday message. Every time I walk by it I’m reminded of my family’s genealogy and its impact on where I am today. It […]Read more "Why I love small country churches // My spiritual heritage"
A few weeks ago I visited my local Starbucks and as I sat in a chair, staring out the window reading my latest issue of Inc., I overheard a lady and gentleman talk about the baristas in a way I have never heard before. To Lynn and Wendall, regulars at my Starbucks, the health of […]Read more "Vision fuels everything…"
Earlier this week Caley and I were walking into Target when we noticed there was trash everywhere as you entered the store. After I dropped Caley off at the front door I noticed two employees, one sitting on a bench smoking a cigarette and another walking in. I took my time because I wanted to […]Read more "The small things. // #leadership"
This week hits 32 weeks for sweet baby Emma as she gets closer and closer to entering our world. Just last week we had the chance to see her in another ultrasound and at 4.5 pounds, our little bundle of joy will be here before you know it. Life will never be the same and […]Read more "10 Things I Can’t Wait to Share with my Daughter:"
While watching the bio-flick on the life of Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, there was one quote from this tech mobile’s life I haven’t been able to get out of my mind. At one point Jobs was arguing with another engineer about a small part for one of the first macs. The engineer had a different […]Read more "Unforgettable Actions"
As a Host Team Pastor I naturally have this desire for people to have great experiences when doing business. In my world, one bad experience could mean someone decides to never give our church, or any church, another shot. It’s no different in the market place, that’s why it’s so important we take hospitality seriously. […]Read more "Culture Eats Vision For Lunch"
We have all dealt with it. We have all experienced it. The voices of negativity. The Chatterbox. Recently Caley and I sold our home in Florida and moved to Texas. And if I could be honest with you, the move itself, the thought of doing something this crazy for God was fun. It was exciting. […]Read more "The Chatter Stops Here. // Book Review"
Since moving to Texas I haven’t really had the chance to update everyone on all the changes the Porter’s have gone through over the past few months. Caley recently updated her blog sharing our first #BringingBabyPorterHome update since we shared the big news about our pregnancy and move, but of course, I wanted to share […]Read more "The Change We Couldn’t Believe. // #BringingBabyPorterHome"