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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Time… Is It Really On Our Side?

Hello again readers! It is Sunday, and I hope you have had a great week.

Today at my church, my friend, and fellow Christian, Brian Cromer preached on the message of generosity. He mentioned that we as Christians need to be generous.

Just as he mentioned, being generous doesn’t always mean with our money. Money is a great thing to be generous with though. We just need to be generous with more.

God has blessed us in so many ways. Each and everyone one of us have some sort of talent/gift that God has given. If you know about your talent/gift, how are you using it? Are you using it to serve God and His people?

People often think that we have a ton of time to do something great with life, but in reality we don’t. Life is just a breath of air; a speck of sand.

Brian really struck a chord with me today when he mentioned some statistics.

The average adult works 7 1/2 hours a day, sleeps 7 1/2 hours, is in the bathroom 1 hour a day, and watches 3 hours of tv a night.

The average teenager spends 72 hours a week in media, but only 25 minutes in genuine conversation with their parents.

Isn’t that scary?

All I have to ask you today is:

Are you using your time wisely?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Happy New Year!– Resolution (#5)

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve.

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 (#5)

Well readers, we have made it to the end of my countdown. I hope you have enjoyed all of my resolutions and made some of your own for 2010.

As I am writing this, I have been married a total of 188 days to my beautiful wife Nicole. We have been together a lot longer than that though. We celebrated our five years of dating on Nov. 12, 2009.

Married life is amazing as it is right now. Nicole and I have learned a lot more about each other after getting married. Even though we have only been married a little over six months, in the coming year I want to be a better husband. I want to do this by being the leader God has designed me to be for her. I want to show her more love than I already do. I want to share more of my time with her. I want to serve her more than I already do as well.

I can’t express in words the love that I feel for this woman. She is the best. She compliments me so well it’s crazy. Thank you God for this amazing woman.

Well readers, that is it. My resolutions for 2010.

May God bless you and yours in the new year.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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