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Good stuff...

I would give credit where credit is due but I am not sure of the persons name that wrote this. But it was not me..lol. Enjoy.  Sin makes our armor vulnerable to attack from Satan, who then gains permission from God to attack us in the area where we have failed to uphold righteousness. If we break down in moral purity, Satan comes in and establishes a stronghold. If we give place to bitterness and unwillingness to forgive, we will break fellowship with God and others. If we become money-focused, we will fall into greed and deception. It is a vicious cycle.

Ten facts remain, even after this election regardless of who wins...

1.  The Bible will still have all the answers. 2.  Prayer will still work. 3.  The Holy Spirit will still move. 4.  God will still inhabit the praises of His people. 5.  There will still be God-anointed preaching. 6.  There will still be singing of praise to God. 7.  God will still pour out blessings upon His people. 8.  There will still be room at the cross. 9.  Jesus will still love you. 10.  Jesus will still save the lost.   Isn't it great to know who is in control?

You say to"may"to; I say to"maw"to...

This entry is something I came across that I thought I would share. I am sure it is nothing you have not heard before but still great information... "I can't believe you think I said that," I complained to my wife. "I was simply trying to explain that I don't have the same feelings about that issue as you do." Her response left little empathy for my position because of the tone in which I responded to her. We resigned ourselves to agree to disagree. We all see things through our own set of glasses at times. Men view things differently than women. Bosses see things differently than employees. One ethic group will see a situation totally different than another. Our life experiences, our past treatment of circumstances and our personalities all contribute to how we view situations in daily life. Perception is often each person's reality whether that reality is true or not. Your perception of a situation is going to dictate your response more than the actua

Ephesians 4:2-3

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 

Carrots, Eggs, & Coffee!

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up, She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.  Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, ' Tell me what you see.'  'Carrots, eggs, and coffee,' she replied.  Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mot

39 lbs. and 41"...

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Those are the statistics provided by the doctor on my son! Below is him being happy as can be inthe waiting room! WooHooo!

Could it be?

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"Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible. " - Viktor Frankl 1905- , survivor of Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Dachau, medical doctor and professor of psychology from the school of existential psychology.
"Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and be guided by the truth as one sees it. But no one has the right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth. " - Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948, Indian leader. Hindu nationalist leader and social reformer.

Our progeny deserve the best...

in these times we must work even harder than before. You have to think in ancient times our influence on our children was much stronger. Immense amounts of media outlets including the internet has created so much more that influences the lives of our children that it is of the utmost importance for us to focus more on our influence. Our children are so malleable and yet so many individuals let their children be influenced by whatever it is out there while they do their own thing. I am fortunate enough that the mother of my son has not faltered in her role as a parent.  I believe a lot of what has caused the nation to get where we are is not a result of the war or the credit/mortgage crisis. But rather years of neglect of our domestic education system and the faltering of assistance to American citizens. Additionally, parenting in and of itself has caused lots of issues in our society as well. We have stepped away from the fundamentals that made this nation great. Does anyone else find

Innocuous manipulation; or is it?...

I know that I have acquired three to four regular readers and I know I have not been writing as of late (nothing of substance anyway) and for that I apologize. Well, here is more writing without substance; but, it made me laugh when I needed a smile so I thought I would share. Young Chuck, moved to Texas and bought a Donkey from a farmer for $100.00.    The farmer agreed to deliver the Donkey the next day.    The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the  donkey died.'    Chuck replied,  'Well, then just give me my money back.'    The farmer said,  'Can't do that. I went and spent it already.'  Chuck said,  'Ok, then, just bring me the dead donkey.'    The farmer asked,  'What ya gonna do with him?    Chuck said,  'I'm going to raffle him off.'    The farmer said,  'You can't raffle off a dead donkey!'    Chuck said,  'Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead.&

Fighting off a lackadaisical spirit...

If we took the time to sit and count our blessings; just how long would that take us?  It would take hours...possibly even days. You disagree? Well you should try it. You have life, family, friends, your computer and Internet connection you are using to read this, the power used to power that computer, talents, skills (like the ability to read you are currently using)...get the picture?  I challenge you all to begin that list. You will not complete it in one sitting but at least initiate the process. Next, I would like for you to rate some of those blessings. Now take the top five (or more) and when you wake up in the morning be grateful for those things. Thank God for those blessings (or just be grateful if a non-believer). You will be amazed at how your day will start off on a positive track. If you make this a habit you will find that you will begin to be more grateful on a more consistent basis throughout each and every day.  Then as you begin to share your blessings with others

Uncertainty and consequences...

The uncertainty references the next few months of my life. Since recently discovering I have a son I have done much to change my lifestyle and everything in an attempt to be with him in whatever way possible. Meeting my son a couple of weeks ago was truly an amazing experience and went perfectly (obvoiusly excluding having missed out on the previous time in his life and then having to leave). The time we got together was spent blithely going along with no regard to time. I feel I greatly utilized the time there from when I stepped off the plane until I had to be dropped off at the airport the best I could. Now life has taken a huge turn....emotionally this has been difficult (MUCH more difficult than I could have expected). Obviously I am not omniscient in any sense of the word I now feel that I have to be so careful in everything I do whereas the consequences to my actions can greatly impact my son as well. It has absolutely even further changed the way I go about things on a daily b

Dispirited region...

I feel like an addict and The Weather Channel is my drug. (For any confused individuals out there I am not making a joke, I have friends in the path of the destruction named Ike.) As the sun will rise today, there will be the daunting task of rescue efforts for those that did not heed the warning to leave prior to the arrival of this unforgiving storm. I am still amazed at the number of people that refused to leave their homes. I live more than 300 miles inland from where Ike made landfall and I am fearful of what we will encounter here in this area over the next 24 - 36 hours. Even being so far inland, flash flooding and squalls are imminent. I know that in the coming weeks there will be a number of mendicants in the region. (Not to sound like a broken record) but even being more than 300 miles inland I must admit that even I am concerned that there will be severe damage here once Ike arrives. I could even envision the tree in my front yard (at least what is left of it) to finally gi

Disconcerting conversations and actions...

this post will be abnormal...just as I myself am. Let me start with the subject line of a spam message I saw in my spam box before deleting them all. It read "Ola? My tits wait you here" Seriously? WTF does that mean? ...moving on... Next is a conversation I overheard that I truly wish I had not. While I was awaiting a microwavable delight for munch yesterday I heard some employees within my company talking. The part of that conversation that I found so disturbing was this: Female: "Yes, I am trying to lose weight in a serious way." Male: "Oh yeah Halloween is coming." Female: "Exactly, I have to lose 12 pounds before then!" Again...WTF? I mean I personally (as a male) love any holiday where women like to dress in a provocative manner. But seriously? A diet program just for a slutty Halloween costume? I think I have heard it all now. ...moving on... Now onto what I find the most difficult to comprehend. When the government and news channe

Entreaty...

Below is a poem I wrote a couple of years ago. I just ran across it and thought I would share.  Life is like a roller coaster, moving up and down.  One year you may have it all,  the next you almost drown.   Will it be good or bad times,  you just can't tell. Sometimes you will succeed, and other times you'll fail.    Do your surroundings make you happy,  or do they make you sad? Can things get going good, or will they continue to be bad? Just what the future holds, you will never know. Just remember this one thing... What you reap is what you sow.

Mental strangulation....

As you can probably tell I have been experiencing a bit of writer's block as of late. Not that my good days produce exceelent posts here...LOL Anyway to fill some time I have compelted a stupid survey for youa ll to read.  Is smoki​ng one of your turn offs?​ Well, it certainly does not turn me on but I can think of worse habits to have.  Would​ you ever consi​der havin​g an onlin​e relat​ionsh​ip?​ No I like the real world!  Do you like the song 'I Kisse​d A Girl'​ by Katy Perry​?​ Never heard it until last week...I would not purchase for my iPod but it is OK I suppose.  Do you liste​n to your frien​d'​s advic​e when they give it to you? I always listen, whether or not I follow it is another story. LOL What'​s the last kind of soup you ate? Broccoli and Cheese...mmmm Does it gross​ you out when girls​ don'​t shave​ their​ legs/​armpi​ts?​ Depends on the situation...have they missed a few days or do they resemble primates? What'​s so great

The anthropomorphic browser...

is what Google released today. I was so anxiously awaiting to get home and check this out. I must tell you that it is pure greatness. So you can go here to read about Google Chrome . Even better you can go here to download it . This thing loads faster than any other browser. I like the front page feature of making easy access to the most visitied sites as well. That is all for now, just check it out. I have personally already converted (even though it is in beta). The best part is, that everything from Firefox was imported in so once installed I literally did nothing but set my home page and set it as my default browser. Wah lah! I am finished and browsing faster than ever. P.S. - Below is a video with the engineers at Google explaining more about the new browser.

Despondent residents...

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that must have been the feeling of many of the residents of New Orleans as they got shipped out of their, homes, neighborhoods, and cities for the second time in a matter a just a few years. But, we can say everything held up and the storms more southern path made things much less pervasive to the cities levy systems and flood zones. Let us just hope and pray that the newly developing storms will not build into destructive giants terrorizing all in their paths. With that being said I am personally looking forward to the possibility of some storms here that will bring us more rain (and hopefully cool us back off after we have been creeping back into the high 90's and close to triple digits again). As you can see here it should not be long before we get some wind/rain from this Gustav fellow! I am hoping by lunch time I am watching the rain come down from my desk. P.S.- You can see Gustav is quickly moving further inland...this satellite image is only two hours beyond the previo

Parochial assent...

that is what I made with God approximately nine months ago. At that time I was alone, depressed, miserable, bored, disgusted with myself and although making the most money I had ever made in my life I was empty. So I made an elementary commitment to begin to live a better life. That takes an immense amount of discipline. Culture of Discipline 1. Disciplined people 2. Disciplined thought 3. Disciplined action The combination of those three things will inevitably lead to Great Performance. You have to do this in all aspects of life. Your relationships, your job, your family, friendships, etc. This can be a struggle. especially in this day and age where we all have become so "busy" that we have trouble finding the time to do the things we know we need to. This is where we begin to fail. We have become slaves to time. We are the only ones that control what we do, how we do it, and more importantly when we do it. For those believers...you may be saying "God controls it&q

Injurious lack of support for alternatives...

Here is some food for thought. Now I already know some responses will be with everything negative or why it will not work. Well let me ask you this... Additionally, I can already hear the corn argument about how it takes away from the dinner table..and you know what you are right. But we could easily use switchgrass. If you do not know much about switchgrass, I would highly encourage you do to some research on it. Have you found the perfect plan? I did not think so. Why? Because "the perfect plan" does not exist. Now let us stop arguing and being part of th problem and let us begin to be part of the solution as a few of the regulars to this thread are and have been doing for quite some time now. I also want to know how many of you that will read this have ever contacted your congressman? In the meantime we continue to send this nations riches to other countries and be their slave (in a sense of the word). Did you know that Henry Ford's Model T (1908 - 1927) was t

Self-effacing nepotism...

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may not seem to go together very well but that is where I am currently at in life. I have always been one to be the life of the party and will admit that I have a slight case of narcissism. However, when I discovered that I have a son it truly changed everything. It changed my attitude of life, my goals and aspirations, and most importantly my day to day actions. Many still inquire when I tell them about the last three years that I have missed out on. I continue to tell them it is of the past and can not be changed. I make them aware that I am focusing on the present and what needs to be done to be there and have a positive impact on my sons life in the future. The present is all we can truly control and the choices we make now will obviously control consequences and many circumstances we experience in the future. I also am grateful for how wonderful a job his mother has done in raising him thus far. He is very polite, happy, and respectful. How do I know this? (you ask) Well, I hav

Defying nepotism...

no need to show favoritism when it has not been earned. Often times it could simply be the result of a miscommunication or even a language barrier. At times things could even be purified unintentionally which would create an avenue for great untapped resources for which are stumbled across by pure accident. Now you may ask what this post is about or what it means... Hell I do not know!

The Universe is big, What an awesome God!

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THIS is really fascinating - it's rather dazzling to see it presented this way. BEYOND OUR SUN . IT'S A BIG UNIVERSE. ANTARES IS THE 15TH BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE SKY . IT IS MORE THAN 1000 LIGHT YEARS AWAY. NOW HOW BIG ARE YOU? NOW TRY TO WRAP YOUR MIND AROUND THIS......... THIS IS A HUBBLE TELESCOPE ULTRA DEEP FIELD INFRARED VIEW OF COUNTLESS 'ENTIRE' GALAXIES BILLIONS OF LIGHT-YEARS AWAY. BELOW IS A CLOSE UP OF ONE OF THE DARKEST REGIONS OF THE PHOTO ABOVE. HUMBLING, ISN'T IT? And yet, S omeone knows how many hairs are on your head, and not even a single sparrow dies apart from H is will (Mt. 10:29-31)! NOW HOW BIG ARE YOU? AND HOW BIG ARE THE THINGS THAT UPSET YOU TODAY? AND HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD? KEEP LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE.

Perseverance, Patience, and dealing with adversity...

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is a difficult thing. The key is not letting those difficulties become pervasive; which I myself have difficulty in that department. Is it normal? Am I weak? Who knows. Many of you that know me; know that I am an optimist and usually very cheery. The problem with being like I am is that when I do have a bad/tough day it can be severely misconstrued by those I come in contact with. They may feel I am ignoring them, I am angry with them, or whatever else the minds of individuals can create. But through it all I have God and my son to keep me going! And his mother has been absolutely amazing through this all and it will not be long before we can all be closer and show Andrew what family is and should be.

Erroneous fame...

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well the day has come when my blog was actually featured somewhere. WOW. See what happens when you finally write something that reads well and is actually worth posting? I truly wish I could write easily read entries on a daily basis. But hey just getting featured gave me something to write about.

Antiquated joy...oxymoron? Absolutely!

I often times hear friends, family, colleagues, etc. all complaining about how bad life is and that "back in the day" they were happy. I used to have this same mindset. But, is it not true that we are the only ones that have the power to choose our attitude and emotions? We are in control whether you realize it or not. We can not continue to blame our poor management, or the abusive ex, or even the idiot on the road in front of us. WE...I repeat WE choose how we react to every situation in life. Am I sitting here telling you that it is easy? HELL NO! It is one of the most difficult things in life. That is why you will hear individuals say suicide is the easy way out...living is the hard part. Life is meant to be a challenge. If we we are not challenged on a daily basis would we not become stagnant in our development? So joy, happiness, and all other goodness is ours to have. It is a fact that we may experience trials and tribulations in life...we may wind up homeless or unem

Accomplished...

well today was a good day. I slept in then went to my favorite Starbucks for my morning coffee. I then went to work on a day off for some overtime! YEAH! When I left work I came home changed and went to my gym and got a great workout in. When returning home I then called plenty of places which I needed to handle some financial business. I am trying to get everything lined up to begin paying down some debt while saving as much as possible. I would like to have some money for when I go meet my son for the first time next month! I also now intend to move back to California as soon as possible; which will also require some financial miracles. Regardless of it all I got a lot done and feel very accomplished!

Track the Olympic games...

We can be intrepid pioneers...

Arrogance or hubris...

can lead to injury. Now that I am a father I have to take mroe time studying the techings of safety. So please heed this warning well.

Paradoxical sleep...

WOW! What can I say? Last night I went to sleep somewhere between 11:00 and 11:30 PM. At approximately 3:00 AM I was awakened and realized I had a strong urge to use the restroom...so I did. I then returned to bed as most individuals do at such a ridiculous time on a Saturday morning. Well, I could not get back to sleep. I continued to lie in bed with my eyes closed in total relaxation... After about 45 minutes I finally realized that I was awake. So I figured I would get online and clean out my inbox since it had not been done since Monday. Added an entry to one of my other blogs with some comic relief. Then off to the gym I went around 5:30. I had a great workout that extended itself into the seventh hour of the day. At this time you might be asking me how I came up with the title of this entry....bear with me here folks. I was going to go to breakfast but for some reason I decided half way to my destination to come back home. Upon arrival I thought I would get back online. It was

Just throwing in a little humor....

"Life is too short to nurse one's misery. Hurry across the lowlands so that you may spend more time on the mountaintops."

- Phillips Brook

"When we get rid of inner conflicts and wrong attitudes toward life, we will almost automatically burst into joy."

- E. Stanley Jones

"It is a remarkable thing that some of the most optimistic and enthusiastic people you will meet are those that have been through intense suffering."

- Warren Wiershe

Inscrutable happenings...

Have you ever wanted something so badly that your perception of the situation became distorted? I have. We can force situations so much that we lose perspective. Patience is a virtue...but damnit why? The great Aristotle once said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Well I will tell you what I find myself doing repeatedly through life....making bad decisions. After all of the time and effort I put into college why am I not in a better situation? Should I dwell on this? On to my point... I will tell you why...everything happens for a reason and as long as we are constantly learning then we are living a fruitful life that will eventually pay dividends. Many of you know that I am part native American; Choctaw Indian to be exact. One of my favorite old proverbs from that heritage is this: "Every struggle whether won or lost, strengthens us for the next to come." How awesome is that? So the next time you are sitting and wo

"Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test." - Rick Warren

We are exactly where we need to be right now.

It is good to be reminded that we are where we need to be, particularly if we are prone to think we are missing out on some opportunity or fearful that we are not making significant progress in our careers or other areas. When we doubt that we are doing enough in any regard, this principle helps us quiet down and ready ourselves to peacefully do the next thing. It will always surface. It is comforting to realize that there are no accidents, no coincidences happening in our lives. What we need to experience, to learn, to teach, in order to complete our journey home, will spring forth when the timing is perfect. We will never have to search in vain for our next assignment. It will capture our attention. There is never a need for lamentations. If we have not fulfilled some task to our satisfaction, we can redo it. Now. If we have not treated a companion or co-worker respectfully, we can make amends. Now. There is not anything complicated about how to move through this day or these

It's been a while...

...here is a survey. 1) Favorite hobby? I honestly do not know anymore. I suppose surfing the 'net. Sad and pathetic? I know, I have no life. 2) How do you feel about your ex? I feel that she is a wonderful woman and I wish her the best. 3) Do you own guns? I do not but I would and hope to one day. Or I could just rent them at the shooting gallery. 4) What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? I do not order drinks at Sonic I have my  Nalgene  bottle of water. 5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? No, I no longer have insurance so there is no need for doctors appointments! 6) What do you think of hot dogs? I think that hot dogs are fairly disgusting; but I can not say that I never eat them. 7) Favorite Christmas song? I have no idea. 8) What do you prefer to drink in the morning? I prefer water over anything; but coffee can help kick start a rough morning. 9) Can you do push ups? Perfect  ones... 10) Can you do a chin up? I can but, no

The exhortation of Google...

I noticed that the ads showing on AdSense were not very uplifting so I am producing a positive and optimistic blog entry in an attempt to counter the ads being shown. Because we all know that love and devotion will lead to immense happiness and the glass will be half full. OK I am tired and going to bed. Let us hope I included enough keywords to help the pendulum swing back into positivity.

PC vs. Mac the final edition...

Bill Gates vs Steve Jobs Flash Game

Sirius embryonic growth...

It is official, the FCC approved the acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (XM) by Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. (Sirius). I for one am happy, relieved and a bit confused as to why it took so long. Sometimes I believe our government spends far too much time on matters other organizations could take care of and resolve. For example, while Congress is holding cases about steroids, and presidential nominees are running around as though they election has already been won; we have a credit crisis on our hands, large financial institutions folding, and other countries (primarily India and China) on their way to surpassing us in technology and medicine in the next 10 - 15 years. Oops...I digress... Many of you know that I have been a lifetime Sirius subscriber for several years now (glad I locked in my lifetime subscription before the acquisition...lol). Both companies have been experiencing severe losses annually since their inception into the entertainment industry. I think that th

Why go to church?

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, " and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all." This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: "I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this.. They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I

PUSH...

A man was sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. So, this the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sunup to sundown, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all of his might. Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain. Since the man was showing discouragement, the Adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind, 'You have been pushing against that rock for a long time and it hasn't moved.' Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man. Satan said, 'Why kill yoursel

Inspirational quotes in film mode...

This is pretty cool and can help you relax if stressed. All I ask is that you really sit back, relax, and enjoy it . Seriously... Take a couple of moments to breathe deeply and get in a calm place before you watch it . I'm just sayin'

"It is character that communicates most eloquently." - Stephen R. Covey

or "...what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do ."

Admonishment of excuses...

I want to challenge you all today to make yourself aware of your surroundings. No I am not tripping on acid; just stay with me here. Really tune in and focus on everyone around you today. Keep track of how many excuses are made by individuals. Maybe a co-worker was late to work, maybe your spouse forgot to run an errand for you, or maybe you did not go to the gym (again) and make excuses for your self. The possibilities are endless as I am sure you can imagine. Anyway...my point is this; I think we will all realize (and further affirm) that excuses are abundant in our lives. How we got to this point with such a lack of accountability is beyond me. It is like the old saying about the frog. Throw him in boiling water and he will fight and jump to get out. Put him in cool water and slowly turn up the heat he will swim around gleefully until well done. I think this is how our society has gotten to where it is because the change has been so gradual over several decades. I digress... What

I need a new horse carriage...

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because I have a long journey ahead of me now. Today it was confirmed that I am a father! Now why a new horse carriage? Because I need something durable, I have missed out on the the first three and half years of his life. It has not completely sunk in so I have a lot to do which is obvious. This will truly be a turning point in my life that God will have to guide me through in order to do things as quickly and efficiently as possible. His birthday is three days after mine! Oh how I wish I could hold him now. My own flesh and blood...how crazy is that? One of the greatest things about this entire situation is his mother is approaching this situation with the mindset of collaboration, not isolation. How amazing is that? At a point in my life where I was beginning to humble myself and possibly take it too far by it leading to a feeling of insignificance, I am given the good news. There is nothing insignificant at all about being a father! I am working to control a dollop of desperation t

Kiddie pools and Waffle House...

Well went to a raging pool party last evening! (More photos coming soon). It was a good time. I got to see my best (male) friend Kevin for the first time in several months. Last time we hung out we were in Richmond, Virginia at our friend Nikki's house. We continue to follow one another around the country from state to state..lol. I digress (that will have to be for another post). Anyway I had good times, with good people, and made some new friends. Then this morning I went to Waffle House for the breakfast of champions...lol. Two eggs scrambled with cheese; hash browns covered, smothered, and peppered; with dry wheat. That is the same thing I have ordered and eaten at the Waffle House since first going there back in the days they had "all you can eat. Anyway, I went into the bathroom to wash my hands and it felt like I was in an airplane lavatory. Very strange. Also every word that every customer and employee was saying into the entire joint seemed to be funneled into the

Tribal neophyte...

I feel that the title explains where I am at in life currently. I feel much like a neophyte... For over a decade I used drugs, sex, alcohol, and other things to be what made me whole in life. All the while fighting and denying what I knew was right and going with the wrong. Now...do I have regrets? NO. Do I wish I had done things differently? Oftentimes I do. Do I dwell on the past and let it affect where I am currently. NO. Did I learn from my past? Absolutely! Do I have a TON more to learn? OH Yeah! My point is that we all have done things we should not have done. We have all done things that we may not be proud of. (If you try to say that you have not done the aforementioned...you are lying, which you should not do) . Well I wish I could make more of a point here but I can not. I guess this post is more for me to look back on in a few years and say "hmmmm" *Update*: the whole reason I started to write this post was to mention how great the show I saw to night w

Contradictory oxymoron?

Notice that I stated I was being lazy in my previous post? Well, I have spent the last several hours working on my blog design now. Did I snag a free template from the web? Of course I did but I have since been tweaking it to make it my own. I also stated in my previous post that I did not want to post two posts today...well here that is. Anyway... the reason I am writing this post is because I almost went back and deleted a couple of my recent posts. Just as I was about to permanently remove them from existence I stopped. Is that not part of the greatness of blogs? A few months, years, or decades down the road we can look back and reflect on these periods of our life. Who knows one day I may become a good free lance writer...LOL. If that does happen to occur then I can look back and laugh at these posts. (although I am sure I will either way) Now that I wasted more of your precious life I am going to bed.