The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about my business and helping my clients, about Jesus' plans for my future with someone special and being a father to my children. I am energetic and most say very young for my age. I love outside activities like hiking, biking and exploring. I have been to 36 countries (missions), speak 3 languages and try keep my French & travel going. As a musician (sax/piano) and a published author I love to keep my creative side busy! My friends call me a "Renaissance man" because of my many gifts and interests: I'm a grateful man, a passionate Christian, a die-hard romantic who loves people and my God-given talents
I typically spend my leisure time
Exercising (biking) and hanging out with my children, daughter 12, son 10, and playing with my Springer spaniel pup. I am constantly exploring, easily making new friends and finding good food. I can be very active on a day off but I love to just sit in front of my fireplace, play the piano or read. Laying on the opposite ends of a couch listening, reading/cuddling is...delicious! I do love to play chess with my son so I'm not always active. I'm usually a mix of quiet time and activities. I truly value doing things TOGETHER. Doing activities alone rarely appeals to me. I am asking God for someone with whom I can SHARE my very full
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone who is romantic, affectionate & loves Jesus and children are a must. Honesty, fearless transparency. Touch is my love language but talk to me, good or bad and don't stuff things inside. Humility and unconditional love are so attractive and qualities that I value. I would love to meet a woman who can make me laugh, even at myself and the hard things in life. I'm an extrovert but want someone who would balance me, without judgment. I love to listen and hope to find a woman who can listen with her heart as well. This is a huge step for me...4 years single now and never a date or anything close to it. Trusting the Lord in
The first thing people notice about me
Hmmm, I've never asked ...I'll have to check into this one! My humor...I make people laugh a lot! My smile ? My clients tell me that they know I care about them. People notice I'm honest, hard working and sincere. Perhaps people notice I'm very relational/social and out going. I am comfortable in crowds and any social situation, whether it's black tie events or jeans and t-shirts.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Right now I'm not reading much besides the Bible (Passion translation) because I'm elevating my career to another level by studying for my Certified Financial Planner exam-whew!. Because I am a writer I am working on editing my latest book (Rejection Exposed) and working on my newest one on how to hear Gods voice. Next up will be my children's story; The adventures of Rolo the dog, once I find an illustrator! When I have time I'll read more biographies and history that so often inspire/challeng me. I'm a perpetual learner and eternally curious!
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Jesus' love for me. I am what I am solely by His grace. His patience, kindness and love for me.
- My children: they're the gleam in my eye and so wonderful and precious to me; a daily gift.
- My friends. I would have fallen and not gotten up in these last four years w/out them, truly.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I'm a great listener though I come off as an extrovert. I love to ask questions and listen! also I tend to give more than I take and I am not sure that gets noticed, but it's okay....Jesus sees it all. I do wish more people could hear me play my sax and the piano music I've written, or have me read one of my children's stories, as I think they'd like them as much as my children did when they were little! :-) Also my humor! I have a dry sense of humor, a quick, literary whit if you will.
Friends Describe me as
Affectionate, Good listener, Intelligent, Romantic
A little more about me
Fluent in French and Spanish and some German and spent a lot of time traveling the planet. Love to cook and a bit of a wine geek/connoisseur. I love to write and tell stories and am very creative in many ways. I can improvise in most any situation and have done a lot of public speaking and teaching.
What I like to read
Autobiography / Biography, History, Literature & Fiction
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Shooting, Skiing or Snowboarding
Sports I enjoy watching
Music I like to perform
Classical, Gospel, Jazz, Latin
Movies I like to Watch
Crime Drama, Educational, Political
TV I like to Watch
Action, Comedy, Documentary/Non-Fiction, Drama, News/Journalism