The Drop Box… A Movie

Tonight, I went to go see the movie The Drop Box, which is the story of Pastor Lee Jong-rak, a pastor in Seoul who had set up a “drop box” at the front of his church to rescue babies that would otherwise be abandoned. I had seen several emails come across my inbox advertising the […]

Dan Nagele’s Eulogy

I had a few people ask for a copy of the eulogy that I read today at Dan’s funeral. Below are the words that I said. Hi, my name is Todd Porter and Dan Nagele was my youth pastor growing up. Daniel Alan Nagele was born on August 1, 1962 in Kingston, NY and was […]

I Am Ruined

I came back from another mission trip and it once again has changed me, but this time it seems a little different. I saw something while I was on this trip to Guatemala with Faith In Action that completely humbled me. It really ruined me. It wasn’t until I read the final day in our […]

Why I Volunteer For AMF

I recently was having a conversation with someone about why I volunteer for the Anthony Muñoz Foundation (AMF). They jokingly asked if it was the opportunity to golf at the TPC River’s Bend for a VERY reduced rate, which is the thank you to the people who volunteered for AMF’s annual Hall Of Fame Golf […]

Hannah & Todd Guatemala Update

Dear Friends and Family, In November of 2014, Hannah and I will be traveling with a team from The River Church to Guatemala. We will be working with the Faith In Action Ministries ( to continue their calling to bring hope to the forgotten peoples of Guatemala by laboring alongside them, and by being testimonies […]

Apple TV vs. Roku

I have had a few people ask me about the differences and my preferences between Apple TV and Roku. So I will do my best to explain them here. First, I have to be honest that both of them have their pluses and minuses. Both are great products and I recommend both. I don’t think […]

Going To Guatemala

Some of you may know that back in February my wife and I went to Haiti on a mission trip through Northwest Haiti Christian Mission (NWHCM). It was an amazing time where we had the opportunity to serve the people of Haiti. There was an eye team that was down there at the same time […]

Fit By Fourth Update

I was away on vacation and then had my infamous hatchet incident that you can read about here, so I never had a chance to post an update about my Fit By Fourth goal. We were supposed to write a letter to our future self and here is what I wrote… Todd, you did it! […]

Finding My Pace

While I am a runner. Although I haven’t run as much since I started doing CrossFit at CrossFit Ironside. When I talk about finding my pace I am not referring to a running pace. I am talking about finding pace in my life. Last year in June I transitioned into a new role at my […]

The Hatchet Story

I have been asked several times about what happened to my finger so I figured I would post it here for people to read all about… On Thursday, July 3, about 10:00pm I was cutting some firewood into smaller pieces to use as kindling to start the evening fire while we were camping with family […]