Trip to Japan

Trip to Japan

Good morning everyone. Welcome to another blog post on These videos are often called “Walking with Randy” and I talk about writing, speaking, coaching, marketing, and marriage.


Today, I’m going to add this to the feature page that talks about a life in the day. Sometimes you hear about a day in the life.

Why Japan?

Many of you know that we have been trying to make arrangements to get to Japan to see our son, Rusty, daughter-in-law, Brenda, and grandchildren, Grace, Catherine, and Kelton. They are missionaries over there.

Missionaries to Japan
Missionaries to Japan

We try to get over to see them in the middle of each of their four-year term. We tried to go in September of 2021. We ordered tickets and scheduled our flight. Then we had to keep extending the date until they ran out in February of this year.

Fortunately, the third-party company that got us the tickets went to bat for us and they got us a refund on everything except for some of the fees.

We heard just within the last two weeks, that Japan was opening up for tourists so we are going over there on a tourist visa that lasts for 90 days. That’s how we’ve done in the past, even though we will be doing ministry while we’re there.

One of the ministries that we do is babysitting and providing r&r for the missionaries.

We also join them in some of their ministry activities. Most times that we’ve been over there in the past, I had the opportunity to speak several times and I suspect I will get to do that again.

So Rhonda and I are excited about being able to go. This is what’s going on in our lives and it’s a “life in a day” post for the blog.


You could have it done before I even get home!
You could have it done before I even get home!

On another note, if you are interested in a book on writing, you can go to Amazon and look for my book “How to Write a Book in 28 Days or Less Without Stressing Yourself to Death.” It’s available in digital and print forms.

Just think, you can get the book and have a rough draft of your very own book done before I get back to the United States!


My 2 books (so far) on marriage
My 2 books (so far) on marriage.

There are two books I’ve written on marriage available on Amazon as well. The first one is “21 Ways the Principle of Leaving Will Benefit Your Marriage.”

The second one is “From Mountains to Molehills: Overcoming and Celebrating Your Differences in Marriage.”

One of the examples in that book has to do with how men and women think differently. Sometimes the wife will wonder “What he’s thinking?” and may ask him. He may say, “I’m hungry.”

Then she may go through the process of thinking, “What does he mean? ‘I’m hungry.'”

Here’s what it usually means: He’s hungry.

Sometimes, though, the wife may say something, and, depending on her inflection and some of her reflections on the ideas of what’s being asked for.

It’s not that she’s being untruthful, but the husband may have to look for a deeper meaning to her words.

That’s just an example.

You might find those books helpful if you’re interested. Also, if you have some young couples that are getting married, these books can make good wedding gifts.

I’m glad you have joined me today. I look forward to talking with you again. And until the next time, I do post on writing. I would like for you to remember YOU CAN WRITE A BOOK!

A Life in the Day

Happy New Year!

The Life of Riley … or, Could it be Randy?

I know. I know. You’re thinking the title is a misprint. It should be “A Day in the LIfe.” Well, that phrase has already been used.

When you think about it, though, time is where our life occurs.

This section will be the blog-like journal for my life. It shows the regular goings on and then I will attempt to show how those happenings relate to my business life too.

As most of you know, my life revolves around writing, speaking, coaching, and bi-vocational ministry. Above all of that in the world of priorities is my family, and, even above that, my relationship with God.

Some of you may be old enough to remember the old sitcom that was titled The Life of Riley, starring Wiliam Bendix. The opening of the show, had a cartoon-like drawing of Riley in his hammock. Maybe I should have a picture of me in my hammock. I do have one.

We live on a farm, and I affectionately call it “The Carney Rezoit.” When people visit, they sometimes comment on how quiet and peaceful it seems. We do have a three-acre pond not far from our front door. My Mom said it was just large enough to be called a lake. The fishermen usually say, “It wouldn’t do for me to live here. I would be out there all the time.” I usually just smile, but inwardly I suspect they would be just like I am. It doesn’t seem like there is time to ‘be out there all the time.’ At least we do get to look at it every time we go out the front door.

Some of you may come to this website because you are interested in writing a book. That is something I can help you with. Others of you may be here because you are interested in speaking and making money in that regard. I can help with that too. Some of you may want to be life coaches or success coaches. I can also point you in that direction. Others of you have indicated interest in having sparkling  marriages. You will find links to resources for that too. Some of you may interested in keeping up with me in general. This is the place where that info will be found.

I am retired, sort of. Hence “The Life of Riley/Randy” reference. Really, I think retirement should just be a synonym for the next stage of ministry in a person’s life. People ask me how I stay busy. I don’t know how I had time to go to work before. I fill in for churches quite a bit, and I am serving as an interim pastor right now.

I just finished the rough draft for a new book that is a collaborative work, which has been a new experience. The three authors are quite busy, and it has been very difficult to coordinate. However, we are pushing toward getting that project finished in just a few months. The other two authors are co-hosts of a popular TV program, and that keeps them hopping.

Since I mentioned marriage above, one of the things that keeps me busy is writing about marriage and pointing others to good resources.

Check out my latest Review of “The Magic of Making up.”

See ya’ later,