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    mistakes: part I

    A college prof told my classmates a few years ago that we would all make one big mistake in our first year out of school. So, that first year I was very conscious of my actions and kept wondering what that mistake would be and when it would happen. Well after two years out, I finally discovered it, and it was a BIG one. Whether it happened in my first or second year doesn’t really matter, but I realized that for a long time I hadn’t been a team player and all I cared about was myself and “my ministry”. I’m not going to get very far in this occupation…

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    gift

    I’ve learned that every day is a gift. It might be a great day, it might be a crappy day, it might be a day where you are feeling sorry for yourself. But every single day is a gift from God.

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    not so perfect

    I have returned from vacation, rested and refreshed. I have also returned from a time away where I began to question who I am and what I have done in life. Jokingly, many people perceive me as “perfect”, a word I would never identify with. Sure, I am a perfectionist, but it’s not an attainable existence, and not even one I desire to have. I struggle because being called “perfect” compares me to other people, and I don’t like to be compared. We are all individuals with our own personalities and own ways of dealing in life. The most common element I share with every single person is that we…

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    mortal

    Death happens every day, it is inevitable. Because of our sinful selves, the devil and the world, we know that we are mortal and will die someday. This week marked the death of three “celebrities”, and the more it happens the more I wonder why some people’s death’s are talked about more than others. Does death have levels, are some deaths more tragic than others? Perhaps, yes, but everyone will die. Everyone deserves some closure when they die, not necessarily a media hype of sorts, but some tribute. Yet, because of the world we live in, someone we know only through music, tv appearances, media coverage will be idolized in…

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    caught up

    I was so caught up in this and didn’t want to be. I think we can learn a lot from this post by Walt Mueller: http://learningmylines.blogspot.com/ We can certainly pray for this family.

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    Happy-O-Meter

    It seems to me that many people gauge their happiness based purely on their relationship status…why is that? I struggle with this, because I want to be content with who I am, what I am doing, and this life that God has given me before I share it with anyone else…that’s possible right? I know that most of the people I know that are in a relationship or married don’t base their happiness on this, but why is that the next step to better thing happening in life? Don’t get me wrong, I desire to have a relationship like this…but I don’t want it to define who I am. God’s…