On 2015

So, I’ve had a few New Years under my belt and the experienced the resolutions that get made. This year feels different.  I don’t want to make any major changes, except where it will make me more consistent.

This year I want to:

  • Keep my close relationship with Jesus Christ.  It is the most important thing about me.
  • Keep up with Technology.  it’s a struggle, but I don’t have to be the best, just good.
  • Keep forgiving trespasses, so that my trespasses will be forgiven.

Who ever you are reading this, i wish you the best in 2015.  Get after it.

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The recent unpleasantness

The recent unpleasantness probably occurred because I didn’t care.

I still don’t really care, though having to hear about it today brought the level of unpleasantness to a higher level.

This season’s dream ended Friday.

I still made good Bloody Mary’s and tried to hype myself up.  It was a beautiful day.  But, I just didn’t care.  Fascinating, as Spock would say.

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On Life

If you don’t pitch a fit every once and a while, are you truly alive?  You go through life, and nothing makes you really happy or really sad, or really mad?

The only way I know is not to care.  Don’t have skin in the game.  Stay where it’s safe.

I don’t want to be like that.  I want to take sides.  Believe in something.

Here’s to pitching a fit, whether you’re right or wrong.

Oh, yeah, How ’bout Them Dawgs!!!

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If you don’t know me by now

“Disappointments are inevitable, discouragement is a choice”.

That quote was heavy on my mind, as I navigated the truck from Columbia back to Loganville.  As I worked my way through the Kubler-Ross Model, I admit that I lingered on step 2 for quite a while.

Throughout my life, I’ve kept so many sayings, quotes, and stories that I often lose attribution, who said that?

What I have learned in the past shapes the person I will be in the future, so it is in these crossroad moments of disappointment, that I make choices to heed the learnings or ignore the learnings.  My capacity for “breaking bad” is high.

Finally, I confronted step 4 and that saying popped in my mind: “Disappointments are inevitable, discouragement is a choice”.  The choice was obvious for me: I won’t get discouraged.

This morning I googled the saying to get who said it.  Wow #20!.  The bread cast out over the waters has come back.

In my bible study this morning, a Spurgeon devotional:

When we sail in Christ’s company, we may not make sure of fair weather, for great storms may toss the vessel which carries the Lord himself, and we must not expect to find the sea less boisterous around our little boat. If we go with Jesus we must be content to fare as he fares; and when the waves are rough to him, they will be rough to us. It is by tempest and tossing that we shall come to land, as he did before us.- Spurgeon

And now I have another story in my head, waiting to console me, at the next inevitable disappointment.

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The Engineer’s Dilemma

I’m not allowed to run the train
The whistle I can’t blow…
I’m not allowed to say how far
The railroad cars can go.
I’m not allowed to shoot off steam,
Nor even clang the bell…
But let the damn train jump the track
And see who catches Hell!

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