Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ch, Ch, Ch, Ch Changes.....

New and improved. 

Take an efficient and character filled bench and replace it
 with an artistically and aesthetically improved bench. 

When we separate each other from each other and stop providing for each other...
have we improved?

I wonder.....(actually I don't...wonder, that is)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

thinking again

My thinking does not get me in nearly as much trouble as my speaking and therefore I BLOG.

Some of my most  intimate thoughts are here and this is some of them -


a) JOB 31:1  " I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl"  The key word being "covenant"  or promise.

b) The TSA - man, do I have issues here. My wife has made me promise not to blog about the TSA and let's just say that I go through, in most cases a TSA line at minimum 4+ times per week. Recently my friend Adam stated that there is a lot of money to be made in making people feel safe. Agreed.

c) I overheard a man on the train this morning say that he would not be that upset if his car got stolen, but if he lost his phone...well...that would be devastating as he is so dependent on his phone.

d) a wisdom quote from a grandpop- "your children will never love you as much as you love them"

e) why oh why oh why don't people search for the truth of life? I do not get this at all.

f) I want to work harder and better at causing positive change in the world in regards to feeding the starving and those who die from a lack of clean water.

g) as each hour of each day goes by, I find I love my wife Margaret more.

h) I need to spend more time with my parents and children and wife now...right now more then ever. Time being THE most precious commodity ever!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

life lessons

                      in order to accept others

                             one must accepts one's self first

Saturday, August 11, 2012

last man standing

The phrase "last man standing" seems to refer to drinking where the last person left standing is the one least drunk. 

Not at all what I have come to grasp from this phrase. 

I have come to think that in a battle, be it a battle of drinking or shooting or war or as illustrated here, in life, that the last man standing wins. 

I guess I am confused by this, there will not ever be a last man standing and on this I think we can all agree. 

We will all be left to disintegrate into the earth. 

What WILL matter?

Will it be the items I have collected?

Will it be the fame I have attempted to obtain, the recognition?

Will it be the contributions I have made to humankind?

Or, will it be, the love that I have given my brothers and sisters that carries onward?

When I am gone and buried I hope it is love I have left, for in truth that is all I really have. 

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Paddling the ocean(s)

Last week we rented a paddle board. Here is a recap. 

Tues- The waves were challenging, but not often. The swells were small and manageable. 

Wed- It rained most of the day and in the late afternoon the sky cleared.We thought the ocean would be rough, but it was the opposite. Calm, smooth and like glass. 

Thurs- The wind was pushing the waves north and the tide was coming in and a sandbar caused the waves to break here and there. The paddling was difficult.

Fri- The ocean was very rough. The waves were stronger and more often. The wind pushed harder. Paddling south was futile. 

There were times I paddled far out into the ocean where a silence overtook me and the beach was just a small strip of land, all the moments took on new meanings. 

All that was left was the ocean, me and God. 

Today- The paddling continues and the conditions are yet unknown. All I have is myself and God in this ocean of life and it is on this that I rest. 

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Dear God.....

Dear almighty and magnificent God, 

Thank you for today. 

From my waking moment to the day of work (which was good) and all that lied in is for all of this I am grateful. I am most thankful for the people who showed me love today and can only pray I did the same for them dear Lord of Lords. 

Thank you for Matt, and Kenny and Rob and Sean and the people who sold me coffee and Joyce, and Vicki and Rick and Matthew and Terry and Holly and Andrea and Renee and Denise and Nick and John and Jennifer and Mary and Chrissy and Fatima and all of those who showed me encouragement good and gracious God...and as always thank you for Margaret the woman whom you have blessed me with. 

Thank you for teaching me your law today for which I must meditate on more freely and often. 

May God bless you all. 


Much affection, 


(Psalm 1)