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My passion is analyzing information, exploring ideas, lifelong learning and sharing knowledge with others. I have a wide range of interests and am not easily bored so I approach unfamiliar and diverse subjects with great zeal.

As a business professional, I oversee our contracts and contract security departments working with federal and commercial customers. Using my prior business management and marketing experience, I frequently support executives in developing and implementing corporate initiatives and participating in cross-company teams for business development, proposal analysis, and corporate management.

My faith is very important and I enjoy opportunities to share my observations and study insights through teaching and writing. I follow the simple teachings of Jesus and try to reflect His glory in my life. I work with young people and men in particular on applying the teachings of Jesus to their unique challenges and opportunities.

My interests include learning and refining productivity skills, personal enrichment, and lifehacking skills. I enjoy reading and writing about men's issues and business observations..

"Curiosity keeps taking us down new paths." - Walt Disney

  • Moved Fatherhood Articles at My Personal Site

    Over the years I’ve written several articles and reflections on raising 6 children, including two we “adopted” as teenagers, and plan to write more in the future.  I’ve moved these articles to my personal website rhodesdavis.com. You can reach those… Read More ›

  • Writing a Memorable Eulogy

    The eulogy is one of the most important speeches one could deliver as it pays tribute to the meaning of a life in the presence of those mourning the loss. It is a solemn occasion as friends and family, often separated by hundreds of miles and many years, gather to pay a final tribute to a loved one. In most cases it is a celebratory time of a life well lived. Tragic situations can provide an opportunity to develop sympathy for the deceased or remember Man Sitting At Gravesitethe important lessons a life cut short. It is the final public reflection of the life that has passed and a means of providing comfort and closure for the survivors. We do disservice when we pull out a standard funeral service from a book of stock event speeches. A vague speech about death and remembrance is equally lacking. A eulogy should memorialize the end of life with an exclamation point, not a whimper.

  • Contentment is a Prayer of Thankfulness

    Our contentment tells God thank you for taking care of our needs and overfilling our cup. We tell Him that we are enough with Him and we are satisfied with how “all things have worked together for good” in our… Read More ›

  • Proverbs 27:2 and Social Media Self-Promotion

    “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.” Proverbs 27:2 (ESV) The popularity of social media has outpaced the ability of users to wisely use this communication technology and warped our perception… Read More ›

  • Don’t Give Your Attacker Ammunition

    How strange would this be? Some cops and robbers are having a shootout from opposite ends of a warehouse like portrayed in hundreds of TV shows and movies. Suddenly there is the sound of clicking and one robber yells to… Read More ›

  • Proverbs 18:17: One Side of the Story

    “The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.” Proverbs 18:17 (ESV) Cross-examination is a key element of our justice system. A lawyer can craft a compelling story, peppered with supporting evidence, that appears… Read More ›

  • I Don’t Know What I Want To Be When I Grow Up!

    In a world of seemingly limitless opportunities, bright young people can be frustrated trying to narrow down what career to pursue. Most don’t have enough work experience to know the great variety of jobs available. Others have aspirations but don’t… Read More ›