Life..or..Something Like It

Good evening everyone. Wow! I know it has been a while. I say that every time I write. I really do apologize that I haven’t been writing frequently like I used to. That is going to change though. Recently, a reader contacted me about a series of blog posts I did, and actually said he would pray for me about my job situation I have talked about before. He inspired me to start writing again.

Life has been very hard this last year. I lost my grandfather a year ago this coming Wednesday. I have been through 2 job changes, and my wife one. Finances were crazy. Life was really depressing. I was depressed, and to this moment, I still have times of depression. Life made me feel numb.

Looking back at the situation, I honestly wouldn’t have done it differently. I have had a great support team that includes my wife, and my church family. We, through the grace of God, have made it through this hard time. He has taken care of us financially, and emotionally.

So, I guess the point of this post is to say, whatever you are dealing with, ask God to take it from you. It will be hard, but know that you will get through it!

Psalm 23:4 NIV

Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Questions…

Good afternoon everyone. I hope everyone is doing well. It has been a little while since I last wrote. I want to apologize about that.

Life has been really crazy for me these last couple of weeks. I went to the ER with asthma issues. Along with that, my  remaining grandparent passed away April 4th.

A lot has been going through my head lately, mostly related to my grandpa’s passing.

A little back story of my grandpa. He and my grandma were married I believe, 51 years, before she passed away in 1998. What an amazing marriage they had. He was a very outspoken person, but also kept to himself. There are things I really wished I would have talked to him about before is Alzheimer’s got so bad, you couldn’t carry on a conversation with him. I knew my grandpa grew up Catholic, but he was non practicing when I knew him. He made wise decisions about money, which with those decisions, he got to enjoy life after retirement. He was 87 when he passed. He lived a long and wholesome life.

I guess the questions I would ask him, would be the following if we could sit down and chat.

How did you keep your marriage alive and happy all those years?

What are your beliefs about God and Christianity?

I am sure there would be more, but those are the main ones…

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Today at church, Pastor Rodney mentioned  questions we have for God, and how those questions really can’t be answered until we meet our maker. Mostly they are questions that begin with the word… Why? I guess the only answer we can have to questions we have for God, should be answered by trusting Him. I know that is hard, and even I am dealing with that right now.

Why is life prolonged at the time of death, when the inevitable is going to happen?

Why do not so great things happen at the worst timing?

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If you are the praying type, please pray for my family during these emotional times.

Until next time readers, God Bless..

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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Extreme Makeover Home Edition

GOOOOOD MORNING READERS!! I know that wasn’t as great as Ty Pennington does it when he knocks on the family’s door, but I tried.

Anyway, I just wanted to come on here and share what I get to do today. I get to go volunteer for an Extreme Makeover Home Edition build here in the Oklahoma City metro area. How cool is that? This is day five of the build, and I have heard with all the snow and rain that Oklahoma has had lately, that it is really muddy and crazy out at the build.

This is the Skaggs Family. They live on a ranch in the south central part of Oklahoma. The little guy has a heart condition that made him have a transplant at 10 months old. Read the full story here.

Please pray that this home is a blessing for this family, and that God is shown through the works of all the volunteers.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Merry Christmas Eve

I am writing this while my wife and I are driving to Texas to see family. It has been crazy with all the wind and snow. Sitting here in the passenger seat isn’t my cup of tea when the conditions are like this and I don’t have control over the vehicle I am in. So I apologize to my wife for being the “driving instructor.”

Anyway readers, I wish you all a very safe and Merry Christmas. God Bless you all. See you in a few days.

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