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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Redeem the time

Ironically, as I sit here typing this, I have a load of work to do that I haven't even begun. Furthermore, it has been confirmed that this summer I am supposed to write a book. And be done with it before school starts up again. God help me. I think I've stepped into a procrastination realm of the Twilight Zone. How is it I can be full of desires, dreams, and have the ability to make it all happen, but then, I sort of just poop out and ride the wave before it really swells? Is there a Bible person or story about someone who just didn't do something? I'm sure there is. It just isn't coming to me right now. Oh well. My father-in-law would say, "You know how you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." Though it may be true, it's not very comforting.

Well, here we go. I'll begin posting small excerpts from the book as I write it and hopefully get some feedback.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Around the corner

As this session winds to a close, I find myself thinking towards the summer. Many things call to me as I consider what I might do since I'm not taking any classes. There is defintely not going to be much time to relax though.

Even though the Real Estate market is improving, my personal business is still a bit young to have the network of contacts necessary to produce profitability. As such, I will probably find another means of earning income. Though, I would prefer to work for myself in some venture, I may end up working as an employee for a period of time and pray that I can be a blessing to some other business owner while I am there.

I would like to engage in some creative venture. I have had several book ideas swimming around, and though pessimism continually tries to tell me it would be a waste of time, I know enough about Satan to recognize when he's trying to convince you not to do something.

I see many other potentially good ideas, but the time is short and I have to prioritize these ideas to make the most out of the time available. I pray God guide me, that even in my leisure I may serve Him in all I do.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hey, I found it

Thanks to my good friend Crystal, I found my blog again. I was lucky enough to remember my password and such. Now that I've got this set up better, I will probably write more often. Look for more blogs to come more often. Til then...

Monday, August 11, 2008

What A Ride

You never really know where this road will take you. You could wind up in Tibet, or the Ukraine, or maybe even in Virginia. Life takes many different twists and turns, so it makes you wonder, how do you make sense of it? Can you? Should you? I say yes to all three.

Try to stop trying to figure it out. Life is one of those things that needs a good plan, lots of preparation, and the freedom to toss it all to the wind for what may lie around the bend. This does tend to make many uncomfortable. They like their nice charts, their schedules, and contingency plans. They tend to see what I speak of as risk that needs to be assessed and weighed before being able to determine if it is worth it. I call it faith. Mind you, I'm not speaking of blind "devil-may-care" type of just going with it, but I am speaking to running headlong as fast as you can away from logic and common sense when God leads you to. Who cares if they say it's stupid, it is exactly this foolishness that confounds the wisdom of men. Jason Upton spoke once and said, "Wisdom is justified by her children." They don't see it as wisdom, until the children arrive, and then they're all behind you--rooting you on. Too bad they couldn't see it before, they may have been changed by it.

All this to say, don't let logic, fear, plans, or common sense stop you from being where God has called you to be. No matter where that is. You'll be glad you offended those you love for the faith Jesus placed in you, and the offense will only be temporary (once they see the children, they'll come around).
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