Saturday, June 27, 2009

The First 30

As most of you know, I'm turning 30. I thought I'd share a few things I've learned so far.

1. A Relationship With Jesus is Everything, Period.
This was a hard lesson. Everything else MUST revolve around it.

2. Laugh.
People who never laugh are miserable, and don't live as long as those who do. So lighten up, life's too short to be taken seriously. Even when life stinks, laugh.
It will give you a new perspective.

3. Keep it Simple.
I spent too much time wanting bigger things, more things. What's wrong with that?
You become less focused as you have to work harder and longer to keep them. Last year, I turned down a promotion with a huge raise. Stupid? Hardly. I watched other managers who missed out on family stuff to meet the requirements of that job.

4. Family is Important.
I lost Dad a few years ago, and my Grandma a decade before that, both in their 50's.
You never regret the time spent, only what you didn't. I'm always happier with my family than without them.

5. Forgive.
Ephesians 4:32 Not only is it biblical, You make yourself sick holding on to bad stuff.

6. Try the Calf Fries.
Try new things. For the record, they taste like country fried steak.

7. Don't Exist-Live.
While it's ok to lay on the couch, don't forget to get out of the house.

8. Pick the Right Fights.
Know what is worth fighting for, and what isn't. Don't be afraid to walk from things that aren't.

Remember none of us are promised tomorrow. I'm not claiming to have everything figured out, but God has blessed me with some great opportunities. I'm loving life, and I'm thankful for everything in it. If there's something in it I don't like, I'm probably supposed to be learning something from it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This is worth 16 seconds of your time. Trust me.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Funny Cat Video

Linked 6yearmed from carlos, she had this to share.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I'm Still Here!

I know, it's been a while. I don't like to post just to post, so when I update, it's worth a read. That being said, Tony Morgan had a good post today. Click here. This kind of thing's up my alley. Later.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


I know my updates are few and far between these days, but blame twitter. It lets me instantly post whats on my mind, so instead of big posts, you get several little ones. But really there's not alot that's going on lately. I did get my cell phone problem resolved. I just bit the bullet and bought one. Didn't want to, we're still saving for vacation. I also have an appointment with a psychiatrist at the end of the month for my add. I can't fake being able to handle it. Ask Carrie. I'm a wreck. I guess it's a guy thing not wanting to admit you can't handle something. Really looking forward to vacation. Not looking forward to being 29 in August. That's almost 30. But at least I know my sis in law is right behind me and I can laugh at her. :-) Anyway, if you want to know what's up, see twitter. :-)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Who's your Laban?

Lately I've been into the Message. I like it's plain spokenness and its frankness. So I've been reading the NT in my NKJV Life Application Bible b/c it explains the customs, etc. of the day and the OT in the Message. I've taken more from Genesis lately than I ever have, alot because you can read several chapters at a time, and you don't feel like you're studying for an exam.
Anyway, I was reading about Laban and Jacob today. Wow, what a man had to do for a wife. Especially when Laban kept changing the rules. Do we have anyone in our lives, that when we try and play their rules for something we really want, thinking we've reached the goal, and have the rules changed?
Is it worth it? Jacob ended up telling Laban off, and leaving with his daughters and grandchildren, and potentially seeing a brother who might kill him. I know God told him to go, but can you imagine what was going through Jacob's mind? All he wanted was what his father told him to do. He spent fourteen years of his life getting it.
I think it's worth evaluating my life and seeking out people who don't have my best interests at heart, who want to accomplish their goals more than anything else, and walking away. God's still going to bless me.