2018 Year in Review Part II

As promised, here’s part in my 2018 year in review series.


  • The Cardinals fired Mike Matheny after missing the post season in 2016 and 2017, and looking like the same was going to happen in 2018. His replacement, Mike Schildt, got the team turned around and playing better, but the hole was already too deep causing them to miss the post season for the 3rd straight year.

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2018 Year in Review Part I

With the start of 2019 in full swing, I thought I’d look back at my 2018 highlights month-by-month. This is part 1 in a 2 part series of my personal year in review for 2018


  • Frasca International (my employer) celebrated their 60th year in business. 🙂
  • Frasca began work in earnest ahead of being awarded (hopefully) a large contract with the US Navy. (See below for how that turned out.)
  • Frasca began developing a new low-end, cost-effective product line targeted at universities and flight schools with limited budgets.
  • Frasca endured layoffs as a result of 2 years of reduced backlog and significant work not picking up until later in 2018. My department lost 2 people. On a positive note, both guys got new jobs in fairly short order and are doing well.
  • I continued to be involved in my church’s prophetic encouragement ministry and learning how to better hear from God for myself and for others.

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When God Shows Up At Work

I know God never intended for my life to be compartmentalized. However, the reality is that more often than not my life tends towards just that. Work life and spiritual life: important, but separate. Every now and then, an opportunity arises for me to live in the overlap. One such opportunity happened a couple of weeks ago.

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It Sucks and It Hurts

(From May 2, 2018)

God is good.

God still heals today.

The enemy is real. He still works his evil schemes throughout the Earth.

Sometimes people get sick. Cancer and other life-ending diseases run rampant across our world.

Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Terror attacks, heinous shootings, and tragic accidents take the lives of people we know and love.

Sometimes we pray for people with terminal illnesses and they still die.

It sucks and it hurts.

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So Long Chicago Bears

(From May 2, 2017)

As most of you know, I grew up in the St. Louis area. I consider St. Louis to be my “hometown”, and as such, I root for the St. Louis professional sports teams, albeit some more vigorously than others.

Last year marked the first time since 1994 that St. Louis was without an NFL team, which meant I had to find another team to support and call “my own”. Since Champaign is firmly entrenched in Chicago Bear country, it only made sense that I throw my support to Da Bears.

Da Bears


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