New Year’s Resolutions (A Look Back..)

Good evening everyone! Happy New Year! Welcome to 2011! I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve and Day.

Tonight I wanted to take the time to look back on my resolutions from 2010, and see which ones I kept, and which ones I didn’t. I also wanted to make some for 2011. The 2010 resolutions we posted around the last week of Dec. 2009. Check the original posts out if you want.

Resolution 1: Loose Weight– (FAIL)

Well that didn’t work. I gained probably another 20 pounds last year. I guess that is what married life does to you. I don’t know. So.. I am putting this one back on the list for 2011. I actually went to the gym tonight. We will see what happens.

Resolution 2: Get Connected on a Deeper Level– (Semi-Fail)

Well I have met some more people, and I have actually connected with some on a deeper level. I started playing softball, and naturally as a team you create that bond. I want to grow closer to these guys, and well other people from church, or even work. I will put this back on the list for 2011 as well.

Resolution 3: Serve God More (Semi-Fail)

I actually was a member of the camera team at North Church for a little bit. I also helped out at a soup kitchen, and helped give out winter items to the homeless. I am not trying to pat myself on the back at all. I give God all the glory on that. I do though am going to put this on the list again. Me and my wife are looking to serve together at the church this year.

Resolution 4: Give to Charity ( Semi- Fail)

When the earthquake hit Haiti, I donated money to two different charities. I haven’t donated since then. I have however given money to people in need that I know locally. Again, I am not trying to pat myself on the back. I am putting this on the list again for this year. I want to contribute more

Resolution 5: Become a Better Husband ( Semi-Fail)

Over the last year, I have worked at doing this. I have attended a class, read books, etc. I am putting this one on the list again. I guess there is always need for improvement, due to us not being perfect.

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Those are my resolutions for 2010/2011, but I wanted to add one as well.

Resolution 6: Blog More

I started this blog as a ministry to myself and to other people. I started off writing practically everyday. Life gets in the way sometimes, and I stopped doing that, or even blogging once a week at the most. Well, I want to bring up my game. I have several people who read this blog, and makes me feel good. I like doing this. So yeah.. Look for more to come.

So what are your resolutions this year?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Music Monday — We Are The World 25 for Haiti

Morning Readers! Today is Music Monday! Today I wanted to share with you the “We Are The World 25 for Haiti” song. Twenty-five years ago, “We Are The World” was recorded to help out Africa. To watch the original video and song, click here. With the earthquake in Haiti, celebrities and musicians set up a re-recording of this song for the 25th Anniversary. The new recording was recorded on Feb. 1, 2010 in the same studios as the original. Below is the new recording and video. Enjoy and continue to pray for and support Haiti. Check out http://wearetheworldfoundation.org/ for more information as well.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Resolutions (#4)

With the remaining five days of 2009, I wanted to share with you five resolutions for 2010 that I am going to try really hard to follow.

Resolution (#4)

Throughout the last couple years several events have happened in my life that have sparked interest in things that I have never had interest in before. One of those interests include the different charities and causes that are out there, both here in the USA and internationally.

Last year I participated in an event called the Project 4 Awesome. Basically it is a two day event that promotes different charities through YouTube videos. Anyone can make a video that promotes their favorite charity, and then people rate and comment on those videos to get them to appear on the front page of YouTube. Last year I made a video for the World Wildlife Fund. Even though I like what they do, I really didn’t donate anything monetarily to their cause.

Well, in 2010, I want to start donating monthly to a charity that really means something to me. I either want to donate to the American Lung Association or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I just don’t know which one yet. I will let you all know when and which one I chose to donate to.

The American Lung Association is near and dear to me because of first hand experience with lung problems. I have had asthma since I was born. My mother has asthma as well, and my dad has emphysema.

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is near and dear to me because I really have compassion for what they are doing to help fund cancer research. They accept patients regardless of the family ability to pay.

Do any of you donate to a charity? If so, which one and why?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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