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In God We Trust (Do We ?).

I often wonder how many times a day God looks down on me and shakes his head in haughty derision. – Probably, none or a million, but definitely one of the two.

I also wonder, at those times when he sees that I “get it” does he start jumping up and down like a father that just watched his son score a touchdown to win the game, only to be befuddled as to why I do not use my new found knowledge or as I am told Lombardi said, “…act like you’ve been there before”?

Small Beginnings Are Still Beginnings

I am not going to lie, I am nervous about attempting another Nanowrimo. For all the reasons I am nervous about being or even,  – calling myself a writer; I don’t feel qualified. Who am I to say that about myself? How dare I elevate myself to such a lofty place? Writer? You? “Get outa here kid, you go no future.”

No Idea What I Am Doing

Well, I’M BACK!!!!

Hmmm, that was anticlimactic.

If you’re reading this, and you must be, then you’re clearly in the right place.

Eyes OFF Me!

WhYelling Marine DI - From Business Insideren I was at Parris Island becoming a Marine, any time our Drill Instructors wanted our undivided attention they yelled.

Well – they must have wanted our attention a lot – because they yelled…

A LOT!

You Wanted A Laugh You Gotta Laugh

I know it is has been a LONG time since I posted something – especially something of substance and today’s post is NO different.

 

Thankful For God’s Timing

Comedy-Club

Whew! It  has been a long time! I have had an odd couple of months.

I did my first open mic – in nearly 6 years –  back in August at Side Splitters in Tampa. It’s a great club, close to home and they offer a lot of opportunities to new comics to get on a stage and work out their material.

I bombed!

Come Find Me in Heaven – A Tribute to My Cousin and My Friend

Photo from Find a Grave

Photo from Find a Grave

It’s funny how something that happened  more than six years ago can be mentioned and bring to mind a flood of raw emotion that I really thought I had dealt with. Turns out I did nothing more than bury the feelings so deep because I was not equipped to deal with them then.

I am not 100% sure I am right now, either.

The anger, frustration and sadness, I felt in 2007 was at times overwhelming. The complete futility I felt at the news of my cousin’s death was only compounded a couple months later when I learned of the death of a high school friend.

500 Words and a Renewed Focus on Jesus

Photo By: Luigi Crespo (Creative Commons)How many times do we take on a challenge and see it through?

I mean really? For me, not often. Not often enough.

Today I reached the end of a 31 day writing challenge and honestly, thinking back to the first of January, I didn’t think I’d complete this one.

The challenge was to write at least 500 words a day for the month. Those were the rules. I didn’t have to write a book, blog post, poem, letter or anything that even made sense – I had several of those nights – the idea was just to get into the habit of writing.

I did it.

Sunday Mornings Are Not Sacred

Photo by: Duane Bryce Wildlife Photography (Creative Commons)

Photo by: Duane Bryce Wildlife Photography (Creative Commons)

I love Sunday mornings – always have, always will.

I like the early morning hours every day but there is something about Sunday that – to me – is special, and it is not attending a church service.

At least not always.

I believe that it was my spending time alone on Sunday mornings as a child that opened my eyes to the reality of a creator and God used that time to reveal himself to me even before I ever read a single word in the bible.

He Who Has No Sin

Photo By: Colin_K (Creative Commons)

Photo By: Colin_K (Creative Commons)

Man was last week a stressful week?

The odd thing was, for me, that it was not stressful in the way I would normally define stress.

From the Supreme Court to the Zimmerman trial to Paula Dean and the Aaron Hernandez situation it was an opinionated person’s dream and nightmare – all at the same time.  I cannot count on both hands how many times I wanted to write something about ANY of these topics only to get to a point where a voice said “no, you cannot say this – this way.”

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