It has been almost 4 years since I last posted something on here.
4 years. A lot has happened. And a quick text conversation with my mother today got me thinking, and the thoughts in my head would not stop swirling and maybe by writing them down, my mind will settle.
She was texting me about Easter, and how she really wanted me to go to Church with them. And I told her that I really didn’t want to go to church. Which I’m sure upset her, but she accepted that answer. But I feel like I’m ready to explain how I got to this point in my faith, and what has been going on the past 4 years of my life. But to start, we have to go back a bit further, and I should make a few declarative statements about me.
I just turned 31 years old. I do believe in God (though at this point in time, I don’t know that I want to be called a Christian). I am bisexual. Continue reading →
Well, this morning before I went into work, I wrote an email to our President Barack Obama. I wanted to be respectful, but also address some concerns I had with his administration and what direction it was headed in. I’m not posting this to open this up for a big political debate, so if you are looking for that, go somewhere else, but I wanted you all to know what I wrote, and maybe if more people write messages, he will begin to realize what it is the people actually want. (I included my email address and phone number in the original that I took out, and I had the URLs in the message, but for cleanliness on here, I hyperlinked them) Continue reading →
The election is today, and if you are like me, you are not looking forward to Facebook posts when the results of the election come back… So, I figured I’d make it fun (thanks to my friend Lexi for the idea and the first 4 “rules”)…
Droids in today’s day and age, with all of our civil rights talk, are basically modern-day slaves. I mean, we expect them to do all the crap work, we don’t pay them, and they have no rights.
Heck, we even buy and sell them!
This is a great cause that I am very excited to help support, if you are going to throw your weight behind anything, you should throw it behind this, because Droids are not something to be owned, they are friends to be cherished!
Continuing my “Leadership Lessons” series that I’ve sorta unofficially been doing (and pulling from my youth ministry days for it), I want to talk about “The Joshua Problem” (this one is taken from the book series titled “Habitudes”)
How many of you guys have heard of a guy called Moses?
Moses was the guy who rescued an entire nation from slavery, put up with their whining, lead them around for 40 years in a desert, and was a phenomenal leader.
Moses led the Jewish people to the Promised Land, but was unable to cross over into it himself before he died. Luckily, he had trained Joshua to take his place, so when Moses died, there was a seamless transition from Moses to Joshua, and the Israelites were able to enter the Promised Land. But after they had the Promised Land, a problem arose… Continue reading →
A kamikaze pilot was a member of the Japanese air force, and his job was to take a bunch of bombs, fly to military bases, drop all his bombs, then crash himself into the base, doing more damage, but losing his life in the process.
Kamikaze pilots are only useful if they are committed to their mission. Leaders are the same way. You cannot have involvement without commitment and be effective. It goes with the territory. Continue reading →
“A king may move a man, a father may claim a son, but that man can also move himself, and only then does that man truly begin his own game. Remember that howsoever you are played or by whom, your soul is in your keeping alone, even though those who presume to play you be kings or men of power. When you stand before God, you cannot say, “But I was told by others to do thus,” or that virtue was not convenient at the time. This will not suffice. Remember that.” ~ King Baldwin IV, “Kingdom of Heaven”
There is so much good stuff to unpack in this quote, but I’m going to pull out probably the two biggest to talk about. Continue reading →