Buying Time

blog-Feb13-600x300 Good afternoon readers! As I said in a tweet earlier this morning, I want to apologize for the lack of posts recently. My new nephew was in town from California, so my time online was limited. So, let’s pick up from where I left off. This post will finish out chapter 1 of The Dude’s Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick.

What if time travel existed? What if there was a shop where you could extend a certain day to be more than 24 hours. Unfortunately, those things don’t exist. But there is a way to “buy time”. It is with the choices you make.

Throughout my childhood and even now, I have  heard the phrase “Make use of the time you have. You don’t know how much you have left.” How do you spend your time? Do you sit on the couch and let time just pass you by, or do you make good decisions with it? I myself have my days. Some days I just wanna sit on the couch and do nothing. What does that get me? Nothing. If I make good use of my time by being productive, I feel like I have accomplished something for that day.

Determined men realize that they have twenty-four hours in a day, and if they waste time it is because they intend to do so. Determined men take time seriously and are very intentional about how they use it.– Darrin Patrick

You only have one life. Make good use of it.

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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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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Resolutions (#3)

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 (#3)

As I have mentioned in a previous post, me and my wife are new to the practice of tithing. Although we have both known about it previously, we just started doing it this month.

Due to the heavy snow that Oklahoma City got,  our apartment complex was a disaster zone. Monday I went out and bought one of the remaining shovels in town and some ice salt. I took it upon myself to shovel and salt the entire walkway  in front of my building. That took about two hours. I haven’t ever done that before.

In December, I started volunteering at my church on the camera team. We film Pastor Rodney’s sermon and post it to the media area of the website. You can check out the sermons here.

In the coming year, I want to serve God more. This will include both my time and money. Even though I am tithing and volunteering in the church, I want to do more to serve God.

How are you going to serve God in the coming year?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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