Tag: Life

06/18/2013 / Faith

In my young(er) days I dabbled in BMXing – where you use those little 20” bikes to jump ramps and objects while putting your parents in a constant state of worry. It takes skill, balance, strength, and control to be able to fly through the air, while on a bicycle, and properly land without breaking your neck. However, there is a surefire way to ensure you don’t land the jump right-side-up with 2 wheels on the ground…

Take a look at the heads of each one of these bmx riders. What do you notice?

03/30/2013 / Faith

Many hours are spent with men, how many with your Maker? – Spurgeon

Oh Life

Remember the days of being a kid, getting home from school, and going to play with your friends outside. For a lot of people, your biggest worry was probably if you were going to grab your bike or your skateboard. It was tough managing your bike riding time with your math homework time. Then you got a little older and you had to balance more important schoolwork with after school activities or athletics and maybe even college applications. Then you got to college and you discovered this new freedom – you get to make your own schedule – you controlled your time. But between classes, “social outings”, and all those research papers there just wasn’t enough time in the day – in fact, your days usually blended late into the nights – maybe you even pulled a few all-nighters. Then you graduated and became an adult and, if you moved out of your parents’ house, you started to experience “real life” – well as real as you’ve experienced so far. Life seems to just get busier and busier. You have real responsibilities during the day at your job. You come home exhausted – just wanting to relax.

02/08/2013 / Tidbits

I’ve already written a short piece of perspective with a Christian twist.. But I’ve just been thinking about perspective recently in dealing with situations and hearing about other peoples situations. I think there is so much lost in not viewing situations with a different perspective. I don’t know what personality trait it…

01/24/2013 / Tidbits

Asking releases you from that terrifyingly stagnant place of wondering. Whether the response is a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’, you no longer have to play out every scenario in your brain space. It frees your mind and heart up to process, accept, and move forward. ‘Maybe’: the 3rd option that you probably…

01/22/2013 / Faith

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. -1 Corinthians 13:13 Saying “I love you” is a pretty big step in a relationship. It can come from a variety of reasons – some right, some wrong, or some places in between. Typically, you…

12/25/2012 / Tidbits

35 days ago I sat on the edge of the Grand Canyon and wrote/prayed the following (unedited) words in a journal: As I sit here on the edge of the Grand Canyon overlooking a vast expanse of space and rock – I can’t imagine how this was created. How you…

12/14/2012 / Tidbits

Today’s tragic event in Connecticut is a blatant reminder that brokenness and evil is everywhere. It isn’t reserved for war or third-world countries. We’re again reminded that even the next hour isn’t promised. We need to live more intentionally here – right where we are – right now. We need more love and awareness…

10/25/2012 / Faith

I have been challenged to think and reconsider how I view different situations. I do realize that I don’t have all the answers and I’m totally open to hear others opinions and even change my own ways of thinking if I’m wrong. Something that has especially struck me was a difference in how myself and someone I care deeply about approached difficult situations – specifically at what “point” did we throw up our hands (metaphorically) and “give it away to God” in faith. That may have been my way of wording it – or a mutual agreement. Regardless, that was the question that has been challenging me.

08/02/2012 / Misc

it’s not my money, haha those were the words i heard from the server this afternoon when i ordered something for lunch that wasn’t “quite” on the menu and should have incurred an extra charge. it irked me. living on my own – sans roommates or any sort of splitting of financial…

01/01/2012 / Essays

Unless you’ve been living under “that” rock, you’ve undoubtedly heard “Good Feeling” by rapper Flo Rida – probably several times a day if you tune into any pop radio station. Although generic to the genre, most of Flo Rida’s words in that song aren’t inherently “bad”. In fact, in a…