One Year.. A Reflection of Time

Good evening readers! I hope everyone is doing well tonight. Does everyone realize what day it is today?

Today is the one year anniversary of this blog. That’s right. I made it, and it has flown by!

Tonight I wanted to reflect on the last year. I hope I don’t bore you.

Just a few statistics for you:

1) In the last year, I have posted 114 blog entries, tagged 955 words, and created 68 categories.

2) This blog has had a total of 129 comments, and has blocked 1317 spam comments.

3) I have 9 active subscribers that get an email each time I post.

4) My Facebook fan page has 90 fans.

5) My Twitter account has 249 followers, and I am listed 103 times.

And… You know what??

I give all the glory to God! I started this blog to use it as my quiet time. I wanted to document what I was learning from God. Then it became a ministry to reach out to others with, while expressing my opinion on different topics, books, movies, etc.

I want to personally thank all of you that read my blog each time I post. I really means a lot. I want to thank my wife for letting me write.

I want to leave you with the motivation behind this blog. It can be found on the ” About This Blog” page as well.

I am a Christian living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,USA. This blog is a log of my adventures with God starting 12/13/09. The title of this blog is based off of the scripture Romans 8:15 :

This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?”–The Message.

So with that said.. I look forward to the next year of blogging. I hope that you take the journey with me.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Who Needs Superheros?

Good evening readers! I have wanting to write the following post for about a week now, but never really have thought it was that great to post. So if you get confused about what I am trying to say, it isn’t you.

The title of this post basically says it all. Over the past several years, well even decades, superhero movies and even the idea of superheros have been really popular in the media. From Batman to Spiderman, most are loved by all. Why is that?

Is is because we as a human race long for good to fight evil and prevail? Is it that fairytale feeling of the hero rescuing the maiden in distress? WHAT?

If you really think about it, Jesus was a superhero in his own right. He was a great humanitarian; a healer; a person of knowledge, etc.. I could go on and on. The evil in the world made him an outcast, but people still followed him.

What sparked this post was the song by Abandon called Hero. If you aren’t familiar with the song, below are the lyrics to the song. Click here to listen to the song. This describes Jesus so well.

The question I want to ask of you this evening is..

Is Jesus your superhero?

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Hero — by Abandon

He walked the dirty streets. Famous for nothing.
He said “come follow me” and they came.
A face like all the rest.
But something was different.
The Son of God would lead the way.
And soon they all would say.

There He goes – a hero. A savior to the world.
Here He stands with scars in His hands.
With love He gave His life so we could be free.
The Savior of the world.

He spoke with clarity. Walked across the sea.
A single word would calm the storm.
His touch could heal the sick, but He was called a hypocrite.
Laid behind the stone. His death was shortly mourned. He left the curtain torn.

There He goes – a hero. A savior to the world.
Here He stands with scars in His hands.
With love he gave His life so we could be free.
The Savior of the world.

He chose to take the cross. Shed tears for the lost, the broken, and the needy.
Forgiving those who were and will be.
The angel made it clear. He told them have no fear.
He’s not here. He’s not here!

There He goes – The Hero. The Savior to the world.
Here He stands with scars in His hands.
With love He gave his life so we could be free.
The Savior of the world. The Savior of the world. The Savior of the world.

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Until next time readers, God Bless!

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What’s in a Name?

Good afternoon readers. I hope everyone is having a great week so far.

I was scrolling through my news feed on Facebook a minute ago, and a blog post idea came to me after watching a video a friend had posted.

Todays question that I have for you is:

What is a name?

Have you ever thought about why your parents named you the name they did? Do you even know what your name means?

Many people are named after a person in the Bible, or even a family member. Some people are named after a movie star, or singer.

In some cultures, a name defines the person who has the name. Does a person’s name make their personality? I am not an expert by no means, but I believe the person makes his/her own personality.

Watch the following video and let me know what you think. Would you go this far in naming your child?

So… What are your thoughts? Is the father justified in naming his child that way?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Life is Short..

Good evening readers. I hope you are doing well tonight.

Tonight I wanted to talk about life and death. I know that is a really serious subject for a lot of us, but I has just been on my mind lately.

The thoughts were sparked from a song I heard on the radio today calledBlink”. Click on the link to play the song and read the lyrics.

In the lyrics, it describes how short life is and how within a blink of an eye, God can take us from this great Earth. It also made me think about how precious life is. A few questions came to mind as I listened to this song.

Am I taking advantage of the time I have here?

How am I using my time wisely?

Am I witnessing to people?

Am I loving others the way the Christ wants me to?

So many things were brought to mind.

I think it was maybe an eye opener for me.

I dunno… What do you think?

Until next time readers, God Bless!


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Talent vs. Skill

Good morning readers! Today is a beautiful day here in Oklahoma City.

Today I wanted to talk about skills. What skills do you have? Do you play and instrument? Are you a good speaker? Are you good at sports?

I recently joined NorthChurch.tv‘s softball team. I used to play baseball back when I was younger and thought I would give softball a try. Let me tell you, the majority of the skills I had are there, but softball is way different than baseball. I am having to learn some different skills and it is kinda difficult.

For those who don’t know the difference between a talent and a skill, maybe this will help.

Talent is something that you are naturally good at, and a skill is something you have to work at to be good.

I guess my thought for today is I know that God gives certain talents, but does he give you the ability to learn certain skills over others?

So what do you think?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Music Monday — Never Alone

Good afternoon readers! Today is Music Monday and I wanted to share a song with you that has been hitting my heart for the longest time. It is Barlow Girl’s Never Alone.

Throughout my life, I have doubted the existence of God. Whether it be an event that was significant in my life, a death, or depression, that thought has come into my mind.

By listening to this song and becoming a Christian, I know that no matter what happens in my life, God is present and in control. Things happen for a reason, and God will be there no matter what. I, and every other human being on the face of this Earth, are Never Alone.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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