A Journey to the End…

01_feet_worst_weight_hacks_doctors_stop_following_500736880_nensuria_ftHappy New Year! Yeah I know I am a little late. How was everyone’s Christmas? Mine was pretty eventful to say the least.

As always, you are probably wondering what the title of this post is meaning.

Am I closing down this blog/site for good? Did something catastrophic happen?

The answer to both questions is, no.

I was at the doctor’s office a few weeks back because I wasn’t feeling well. Long story short, I just had the stomach bug. While I was there though, I had a wake up call. I was at my heaviest weight I had ever been at. I felt God tell me that if I didn’t do something about it now, it would continually haunt me.

So… I decided I needed to do something about it. I did my research on the majority of the diet plans out there, and I have decided to join the BeachBody community! This is a big step for me. I need all the help I can. I plan on blogging here still, and over at A Journey to Thin.

Prayers and continual support would be AWESOME!

Until next time readers,

God Bless

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Pull The Plug!

Hello again readers! I hope ou are doing great today!

Yesterday at my church (NorthChurch.tv), we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. The sermon was AMAZING! I always like hearing Pastor Rodney speak. Below is a picture of what the outside of the church looked like.

I kind of wanted to touch on what was talked about. I have considered myself a Christian since 1998. There have been times where I was on fire for God, and following in His steps. There have also been times where I was very distant from God, and could care less about what He wanted for my life.

In the sermon yesterday, the biggest thing that got me was the analogy that my Pastor mentioned about life support and death. Death is apart of life. There is no stopping it. You, myself, and everyone that exists will die. What a lot of Christians don’t grasp, is that when we become a Christian, we have to spiritually die, before we physically die.

What do I mean by that? Basically, when you become a Christian, your life should be transformed. You are a new person. The things you do should be radically different now that you have Jesus in your life. Of course, like myself, there will be struggles. I guess what I and a lot of us need to do is… Pull The Plug! Disconnect from our old life and die spiritually. Until we do so, we will never know the true greatness that God has in store for us.

Are you ready to pull the plug?? I am.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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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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No Pain.. No Gain.

Good evening readers! How has life been treating you? I would be lying if I responded that my life is going well. Tonight, I just want to write about what is going on in my life. I really hope you don’t mind.

Life, in general has been tough the last couple of months. I lost my job on Nov. 14th. I, by the grace of God, found work again by the beginning of December. It isn’t full-time, but helps with the bills. Both my wife and myself thought things would calm down and everything would be fine. Mid December, we found out that my wife would be without a job by the end of the year. End of the year actually meant the Wednesday before Christmas. This shocked both of us.

Since then, we are living on my part-time pay and un-employment funds for my wife. We are barely making it, but we are making it. Frustration about finances are there, along with wondering where God will put my wife. Life is rough…

We know though that God will take care of us. He has in the past, and He will now, and in the future. I still ask the question though… Why? I have always heard the expression that God won’t give us anything we can’t handle. I will just say that it is really hard.

Please pray for my wife and I.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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A Brand New Me

Good evening everyone! I hope all of you had a great Easter Holiday. I know I did. My parents came to church with me which is always a blessing.

I wanted to share with you the way that God is working in my life. Since the passing of my grandpa, I feel that God has opened my eyes a little bit more than they have been before.

The past couple of Sundays, I have cried during worship. I don’t know why, I just have. This is a rarity for me though.  Maybe the lyrics are touching me somehow, I don’t know.

Secondly, I have started a Bible reading plan. I found this plan on YouVersion   . I will have the whole Bible read in a year. As a matter of fact, I will admit it, I have never read the complete Bible. This will be a challenge for me, but right now I am on track.

Anyway.. I just wanted to give you all a little update on 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..