A few days ago my friend informed me his wife caught him wayyy too drunk over the weekend. In his own words they had an intervention. He cried; he asked for help; she poured beer down the sink. . . The whole nine yards. I felt relieved that I could finally talk to him about … Continue reading Whether to Get Involved
Hey hey! I’m really happy you’re here; if this is your first time just know you’re welcome. Most of what I talk about ends up linking to faith (whether I mean for it to or not), but if you’re not on the same wavelength there’s still a chair for you. No one expects you to … Continue reading The Principle of the Path: a Prison or Freedom
--What the fu&% are you looking at? I will beat your ass.--Cody-esque I think, perhaps -- hopefully, I can finally move on. I'm not sure what the pastor said, something related to love (not bullies) . . . and yet my brain, in its spider-web way took me back to middle school. I first put … Continue reading On Bullies and Justice
Today’s topic is a life trick I’ve discovered and considered a lot recently; I’m thoroughly convinced it will work well for nearly everyone. It makes me better at life, and life is better. If your wants and desires by nature always guide you to outcomes you enjoy, then this post isn't for you. Congratulations! Have … Continue reading More Joy and Less Regret
This is a series meant to share (not necessarily in an order) the reasons I follow. I'm not a gifted theologian or apologist, just a me, and you're a me too. Following Jesus has made my life better (not easier) and made me better at life. I figured since we're each a me it would … Continue reading Why I Follow Jesus
2019 entailed one of the darkest, saddest times of my life. 2019 also gave me some of my favorite memories out of 33 years. As I look back I see lots of highs and lows, accomplishments, gifts, lessons, growth, losses, along with literal bumps and bruises. Looking ahead I would say 2020 is likely to … Continue reading Goodbye 2019, Hello Now
In case I don’t see you before the 25th, Merry Christmas! I intend to watch a lot of t.v. (Poor choice I know), enjoy the days off, spend some time contemplating all my reasons to be thankful, and getting in extra BJJ training time. For those who don’t enjoy this time of year: I hope … Continue reading This Christmas Season
Sometimes refusing to fight/telling yourself no can leave you speechless, in the best way. I’m blown away right now at how far God has brought me in and through my relationship with the girlfriend. I understand not everyone believes there’s a God, and even some of the ones who do, don’t believe He’s as involved … Continue reading I Can’t Believe We Didn’t Fight
Making choices can be overwhelming for some of us. Maybe it doesn’t have to always be that way.
There’s a time to pray, and there’s a time to do.