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If you’ve been to this site in the past week i want to apologize. Recently my old host was hacked and this site along with many others were compromised with malicious code. This code was not hosted on my account but instead you would have been redirected to another site which hosted the malicious code.
I’ve since moved this site to a new host and put in place some safeguards to prevent this from happening in the future.
Again I apologize and hope you continue to check me out in future posts.
Three years ago in February of 2007 I bought the domain BeALight.com. It wasn’t a random purchase and I didn’t buy it via the normal means. No I had to hunt down the seller of the domain and make an offer, go through escrow and then transfer it over to my domain provider of choice. I did all this because I felt God putting a mission on my heart and blessing me with a vision for something awesome.
Here we are April of 2011 and guess what. I still own the domain name but I’ve not moved forward with the vision at all. Sure I’ve had little sparks of motivation here and there. I’ve made progress in some areas and I’ve done some work only to discover that wasn’t the right path. I’ve spent some more money in order to get things incorporated, to buy some software, and other various things.
Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote-Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. – John 1:45-46 (NIV)
We’ve all said it before, just like Nathaneal did. We’ve all dismissed someone because of where they are from, how they were raised, what they do or did for a living and so many other aspects. We dismiss people and opportunities all day long sometimes without even thinking about it.
But how often we dismiss ourselves is even more embarrassing. Why are we so afraid of our hidden potential?
Our hidden potential for some reason is directly tied to our self-esteem, to our self-image, to our confidence. If these things are low, or shaky then we will constantly miss our hidden potential. Sure it will poke its head out every once in a while but just like a Whac-A-Mole machine, we’ll pound that sucker back into the ground, thereby creating our very own Whac-R-Potential game. Continue reading Wack-R-Potential
One thing I’m sure about in life is that we cannot do it alone. From the time we are born until the time we pass away we always need somebody.
We might need a friend to hang out with, or a contractor to fix a leaky roof, or a mentor to guide us through a season in life. We might need a woman (or a man) who can inspire us to either grow up, get over ourselves, or to just become whom we know we can become.
God gives us all kinds of examples of this need and design. We see Jesus having 12 disciples instead of just one or none. We see that each of these disciples paired up with another, when doing mission work. We even see this need for somebody in nature. You always hear about flocks, and pods, and herds and more. But what about other nature needs?
During a recent trip to the Sequoia National Forest & the Mariposa Grove near Yosemite National Forest, I started to notice something.
But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously— take God seriously.
The verse above is a movement among people and churches around our nation. I recently found out about it from a friend who has attended a church which made this their central theme. I like theme’s and often find them in my life in a variety of ways. I firmly believe that these themes are no accident but are in fact my God talking to me and trying to help guide me along the path he’s designed for my life. If I pay attention to these themes then all is good, but when I start to ignore them, miss them, or anything else, well life gets “interesting”. Continue reading Island Nation of Seriously
A thousand times I’ve failed Still your mercy remains
It’s amazing how often we think we are going forward but in reality we are either standing still or worse moving backwards. This is never more obvious then when you’re a christian. It is so easy for us to become stale and complacent in our spiritual life. We start to focus on other issues in our lives and begin to work on those. We take Dave Ramsey classes to better our finances, join self help groups to overcome issue in our past, visit psychologist to understand our family and childhood and so many other things. We are constantly trying to fix ourselves, to better ourselves and to become something better. Continue reading From The Inside Out
I’m a computer geek, and Internet geek, and a gadget geek. Yes I’m a super geek and proud of it. Being a geek and especially one who’s easily swayed by shiny gadgets, blinking lights, and the idea that there is “an app for that” I upgrade often. I don’t wait around for a new Internet browser I download beta and developer versions so I can play now. When a new version of software comes out I’m upgrading that same day. New hardware released and I’m plotting how much I can sell my old for to lower the cost of the new. I’ve always been one to upgrade as soon as something better came out. With computers this was an expensive hobby so I had to put boundaries in place to keep it under control. Same thing goes for video game systems, software, etc.
It’s not all geek stuff though, look around at your own life and you’ll find stuff you upgrade. VHS to DVD to Blu-Ray. Cassette tapes, to CD’s to MP3’s to streaming radio. 1st car junker, to sports car to family car back to sports car. bunk beds to futon to twin to a queen or king sized bed. Continue reading Not Happy Upgrade!
So here we are, almost two months of 2010 gone. I purposefully skipped out on the big “Year In Review” post everyone else did. Not because 2009 was boring, or because nothing major happened but more because so much happened I had to really let it marinate a bit.
2009 was a rebuilding year. A year I continued to rebuild my relationship with my Heavenly Father. A year I continued to rebuild my confidence in who I am and what I will become. It was a year to rebuild friendships lost, damaged or just strained. It was a time for me to fully embrace the ideas God has floating around in my head and put them into action. Continue reading Only God
That one sentence is the biggest, scariest and most unbelievable thing which has come from my head. I came up with it while driving home from seeing Donald Miller talk at a recent Christmas event for singles. When I first thought it, it was just that a thought. Then I told myself to do it, and I even made the effort to say it out loud. I had to say it twice in order to believe it myself.