Sunday, February 28, 2010


For the past 2.5 years, I have rarely taken a moment to breathe. Between school, work, spending time with KT and working with the youth my time has been taken...even before I could schedule something...This weekend has been the first time that I have forced myself to do, well, nothing. It is hard. I take after my father in that respect...always moving.

I am actually appreciative of doing nothing for a day or two. I feel that it has given me perspective on two things (a lot more really, but two things come to mind right now).
First, it gives me perspective on perspective. Funny huh. People tend to get busy. As we get busier, it becomes normal. We tend to just pile more stuff on and accept it as our normal pace. In terms of motion, it actually has a name.

A verb meaning to become "speed blind". After traveling at what initially feels like high speed for a while (typically in a car), your brain become accustomed to how fast everything rushes past, so that it no longer looks fast. This leads you to subconsciously underestimate your speed. When you slow down to "normal" speed, it feels like you're barely moving.

How fast are you moving?

Who knows what Exodus 20:8-11 says? It's the 4th commandment. Care to take a stab? It comes before Thou shall not murder, adultery, steal...
It is To remember the Sabbath. To take a rest, to do no work.
(I think that there is a provision for those in ministry that they can substitute another day, unspoken of course :-D ).
We forget about this one, but God found it to be so important, He put it right after Himself, before He talked about how to deal with other people. Mind you, the 10 Commandments are more for our good than His, if this commandment is second only to God, He must see it as an important thing.
Take a day off. Enjoy it. In today's world, unplugging is tough, near impossible, but ENTIRELY NEEDED.
Smell the roses...Ferris Bueller had some pretty good wisdom, granted God came up with it first.

The second thing that I realized, is that I don't like sitting around. I am happiest when I am moving...just maybe not that fast. I think that in their heart of hearts, everyone wants to be leave an impression.
People talk of legacies, about leaving behind an imprint...a foot print, a hand print, a way for the world to remember them by. I don't know if I am content with that.
People talk of what they can leave their family, what stuff they can impart to their loved ones...problem is that whether they know it or not, it's not their stuff to begin with...It's His. Don't agree? Deal with it. You will figure it out sooner or later...but I digress..
I think that more important treasures are what we can impart to others...our knowledge, skills and findings from this life...
Give your time. Give your support. Give. Just give.
I have found through my time serving that I tend to learn just as much, if not more than those that I teach....

Anyways, this is long winded and I am leaving it half finished. I will write more to finish the second half of what I have in this balding bobble-head...

Friday, February 26, 2010

My First Official Weekend

I am kinda excited for this weekend, even though we are not doing anything out of the ordinary. This is the first official weekend of my new schedule. I am thinking that we might catch a movie, but I am actually having a hard time coping with the fact that I have a lot of extra time on my hands. Part of me wants to just sit and do nothing (staring at the wall is always an option), but another part of me is itching to start some projects (Honey-dos, if you will) that are long over do.
The problem is that it is still cold out...
So my HUGE idea is to see if I can convince the better half that it would be a GREAT weekend for a Lord of the Rings or Star Wars marathon...
I will update on my success/failure later.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Be Bold

Ephesians 6:19-20:

Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Some may understand what this truly means. There are many people in my life that do not understand, do not comprehend and there are many that know, but deny it.

I cannot control anything in my life except for my actions, words and influence.
My prayer tonight is that I can perform my tasks with Christ always forefront in my mind and heart.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Home Stretch

So it is official. One last class. As of yesterday, I am officially Cisco CCENT, CCNA, and CCNA + IINS Sercurity certified...for 3 years, and then I get to take the tests again.
After passing the last test yesterday, I officially began my home stretch (in my own mind) for being done with school.
This is my last week that I will be pressed to have homework done on time, but after that I will only have 1 assignment per week for 10 more weeks. CAKE! (hope that I'm not jinxing myself).

Problem that I noted yesterday though: my body is breaking. I think that my subconscious can sniff the finish line and is starting to offload some of the stress...I woke up this morning having no idea what day it was or what I was doing out of bed at 5am (my normal wake up time). Anyways...weird.

I look forward to subjecting my faithful 1.5 readers (cumulative, round up to 2) to LOTS of rambling.

I haven't even gotten into what my plans are for working with the youth...that is a different post.

To tie all of this craziness together, suffice it to say that I am so very happy to see the light at the end.
BTW had an awesome day yesterday! Not ONLY did I pass the ccna stuff, BUT the Schwann man stopped by! FTW! Dilly bars? oh yeah! But one of my favorites is the bagle dogs...about as close to Portillo's as I will be getting for awhile..truly not even in the sam ball park, but I will take it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Can't wait.

Officially, 9 more days till I am done with school and Cisco training. Well..not done with school, but down to one single class. It has been a tough 2 years. Not only for me, but for Katie as well.
I am looking forward to a bit of free time to use as I choose. Most likely I will look into some web dev projects (Kustom Kate) and other stuff. Most of all, I think that I need to let my mind rest a bit.

I also have a few ecommerce ideas to figure out for myself...but anyways...
9 more days.