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Chris Brady
Florida and North Carolina
Author, Speaker, Business Owner, Father, Adventurer, Rascal
Interests: I write about living a life that is not only successful, but significant. This includes topics that cover the range of "Having Fun, Making Money, and Making a Difference." I enjoy humor, history, business, travel, sports, music, my family and friends, motorized adventure, reading, and sharing my faith in Jesus Christ. I have been married to Terri for 19 years, and we have four wonderful children ages 15, 12, 8, and 7. Favorite Quote: "Our greatest fear shouldn't be that we won't succeed, but rather, that we'll succeed at something that doesn't matter!" (attributed to D. L. Moody) Some of my own (as far as I know!): "It's not as important to succeed as it is to matter." "The only way to BE happy is to GIVE happy." "Our privileges are not for our pleasure, but for our purpose." Enjoy the blog!
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"Interconnectivity" seems to be the category in which most technological advancement is directly impacting our lives. There appears to be an over-abundance of companies, methods, and means by which we can communicate. All this advancement has changed things - radically... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Antonio: I would like nothing more! CB
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2014 on An Old Man in Italy at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Ideas are funny things, and everyone seems to have some sort of idea about ideas. For instance, one famous quote (usually attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, but which is actually a misquote of an earlier statement by him) goes like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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When I am an old man I want to sit in Italy On a bench in the sun, With a view behind me And the town before, The reverse of my life. I will watch it all: The birds and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Time spread too thinly across too many activities is a killer for anyone truly seeking mastery. There simply isn't enough time to become a master at more than one or two things in life. Time doesn't wait forever. Health doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Jason: I appreciate that, but alas, my sons are all fantastic writers, too! I am seriously thinking about kicking back and becoming the encourager for all the REAL writers in our household. Maybe I could just live off their royalties! God bless. CB
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2014 on The Eclipse at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Thank you! And yes, that's her, about three years ago! CB
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2014 on The Eclipse at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Okay, I couldn't help it. While traveling the other day as a family in our jumbo SUV, in which many noises and distractions abound, my ten year-old daughter piped up from the back wanting to read me something she had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The movie A Long Way Off is set to debut the day before Father's Day. A modern-day rendition of the Bible's "Prodigal Son" story, the movie features several top name actors and is very well done. It's central message is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
My new book PAiLS is now available wherever books are sold (including here). I hope you enjoy it! Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
As many of you know, having clever children is endlessly entertaining. My oldest son Casey decided to construct a "bad lip reading" version of one of my old talks. Then, like those Russian Matryoshka dolls that are stacked one inside... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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I stumbled across this compilation of the entire 66 commercials of the famous "PC vs. Mac" days. To me, this is some of the cleverest marketing ever. Notice the subtlety with which the Mac guy wins these standoffs without appearing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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It took some finagling, a bit of sneaking around, and then a moderate amount of arm-twisting (you'll just have to read the book to find out what I'm talking about) but finally, in the end, Terri Brady's long awaited book... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Bill: Hahahahahaha!!!! You ALWAYS crack me up!! Keep the fun spirit no matter what, my friend!!! Chris
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2013 on Hiding from Destiny at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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I sat in my little metal folding chair absolutely petrified. My hands were sweaty, my posture slumped, and I couldn't hear a word the presenter was saying. All my faculties were consumed with the fear of my impending doom. What... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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This is one of the most interesting worthless bits of trivia I've ever come across. Fascinating. The Bizarre Border Between Canada And The United States. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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It's pretty sad, actually, that it's been so long between caption contests. In fact, I imagine all three of you readers out there actually FORGOT we had caption contests. This is possible to believe because I almost forgot that we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Everyone has experienced walking into a room of strangers and not exactly knowing what to do. Where do you sit? Who do you talk to? What do you do with your hands? Is everyone looking at you? What are they... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Here is a brief excerpt from one of my upcoming books (as yet untitled and unfinished): I was in a bookstore one day browsing through the section on historical fiction. I am a sucker for a well-written novel set in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Author Paul Johnson wrote, “How do we recognize the heroes and heroines of today? First, by absolute independence of mind, which springs from the ability to think everything through for yourself, and to treat whatever is the current consensus on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Shaun: Excellent question! I don't believe that we should go out intentionally seeking obstacles so that we can grow through the resistance. I also don't think that we are to sit back and try to be comfortable. We are, as your pastor says, supposed to be obedient to the calling of God on our lives. When we do so the Bible tells us over and over again that by being obedient to Him we can expect massive resistance. It is in realizing that in God's perfect plan this struggle or difficulty, as we like to call it, is actually good for us. That is the shocker. This means that God has even arranged for those things that we term hard or unfair to be exactly what we need. Then, in struggling mightily against those obstacles for His glory, not ours, we can then point to His sufficiency in our lives, not our own strength, as the reason we made it through. In fact, the bigger the obstacles we mere sinful humans overcome, the more glory God gets for the victory. Therefore, we should not despair in hard times, but realize that nothing that comes to us does so without first going through God's hands. And instead of focusing on the struggles or our lack of comfort, we can instead focus on how God sustains us unfailingly through it all. His glory should be our highest goal no matter what opposes us.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2013 on Trout Fisherman in Hell at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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(Below is an excerpt from my next book, being crafted with love and blood even as you read this!) There is an old story about a fisherman who believes he has died and gone to Heaven as he catches one... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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She knocks on the door to my office and waits until I motion her in. Politely she asks with expectant eyes if I'd like to visit her "gum store." For once making the right choice (trying to remember if I've... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The word "the" is the most common in the English langauge. Hot on its heels in terms of amount of usage is the word "and." "And" is also a very important word when it comes to high achievement. We have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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