Monday, December 29, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My view for 6 hours on December 23

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It looked just like this except dark, rainy and miles and miles of cars. . .

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See here for what happened. 16 hours in a car by yourself is loads of fun. . .

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Shameless plug

So, one of the blogs I read is a Christian Personal Finance blog. It is actually where I got the idea for my gift to for my wife. Well, the folks are giving away some cool things. I don't agree with every thing (mostly the posts on Gold) but it is a good resource for looking at finances through biblical lens.

I hope you enjoy it (and maybe benefit from winning an Ipod). . .

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Florence Y'all

I can't believe a week from today I'll be able to see that stupid Florence KY water tower and actually like seeing it. I wish I could also see the I-75 Touchdown Jesus but alas, I don't think I will have the time to drive up there.

I can't wait to get back to Cincy for at least a few days. Too bad I have to drive 9 hours by myself to get there.
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Things are starting to look up. . .

All I got to say is there is nothing better on this side of heaven knowing that I have advanced to my Fantasy Football Finals. . .

I love Andre Johnson, Chris Johnson, Tampa Bay Defense, Steve Slaton and Phillip Rivers.

Much Fantasy Love. . .

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Confessions of selfish compassionless Jerk

Jerk- n.- Slang. a contemptibly naive, fatuous, foolish, or inconsequential person.

It is one thing to admit something. It is another to be burdened by it. I was called out today be some one close for being a compassionless jerk. It is 100% true. I'm dead to rights. I can't deny it. The truth is I have a hard time entering the worlds of other and feeling what they feel. I can enter their world and think what they think, thus making me an emotionless idiot. When people want to celebrate, I want to bring them back down to Earth. When people are low, I want to fix them to make them better. I don't think about it.

If I have been this to you, please tell me. I'm too stupid to see it sometimes. If you hate that about me, please tell me so I don't hurt you again. I am remorseful that I let people I love down more than I did something wrong. As the book of Proverbs says "Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy."

So if you love me, wound me. I know I am sinful and have issues. I give full permission for you to tell me. My only surprise won't be that I did it but that I didn't hurt you more.

Deepest regrets from a recovering Jerk.

Friday, December 5, 2008

You don't know what you got, 'til its gone. . .

Recently, we lost internet at our apartment. Because we don't have the money, we cannot get it back. It isn't all bad though. I have found myself wasting less time on the computer and more time with my wife. We've been talking more and it is nice. Today, I also picked up Alice (my guitar) for the first time in a LONG time and forgot how much I loving singing and playing to God. Keeping in mind, I'm not that good but I enjoy doing and I think playing Rock Band has made me better.

Because I don't have internet, I have to purposefully choose to go somewhere to check the wikipedia and see the latest internet meme. I'm on the internet much less. I'm more focused and watching less t.v and hence spending more time meditating on God and his work.

I know it makes life easier but I find a simple life more enjoyable and more God centered. What about you?